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Maine Jamboree over 3000 scouts - June, 1949


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An enjoyable Sunday morning read.

"Tents cover the Oxford County Fairgrounds in June 1949 in Paris for the historic Boy Scout Jamboree, the largest camp gathering in New England at the time. More than 3,000 Scouts from 11 counties participated, with 125 groups from southern Maine. The site is now the location of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Main Street..

"One motivated and energetic group from Pownal, led by Scoutmaster David Whittemore, hiked 38 miles of roadways over two days, starting at the Pownal School and staying over in Hebron, before arriving at the fairgrounds."

More  including photos at source:

https://www.pressherald.com/2024/06/09/largest-boy-scout-jamboree-in-new-england-camped-in-paris-75-years-ago/

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