In July, 2016, several scouts and leaders from Bethesda’s Troop 233 headed to the backwoods of Northwestern Maine for wilderness canoeing and hiking. With a professional guide from the Boy Scout’s Matagamon Adventure Center, the group first climbed a peak in Baxter State Park. Look for the picture of the group hunkered down in rain suits during a downpour.
The rest of the trip had glorious weather as the group navigated the West Branch Penobscot, famous for moose. The group was rewarded with seven sightings of wild moose, and numerous evenings being serenaded by loons.