Boy Scouts To Sell Historic Belgrade Camp
According tot he KJ, The Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America has made the decision to sell Camp Bomazeen.
For three quarters of a century the camp, located off Horse Point Road, has hosted scouts between the ages of 7 and 20.
With the on-going coronavirus pandemic preventing many of the scouts major fundraising activities, the organization is desperately in need of money. While it was a difficult decision, many felt that selling the camp was the best way to raise the funds needed to keep the organization open.
Making the situation even more sad, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Camp Bomazeen. The camp, named for the Native American chief of the Norridgewock band of Abenaki, began operating on 200 acres back in 1945. Over the years, sales of property have reduced that to approximately 100 acres. The camp sits on the shores of Great Pond.