Cooperstown Boy Scouts come face-to-face with bear

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A Boy Scout troop from Cooperstown who was camping about 30 miles from New York City recently encountered a black bear.

It was an unwanted visitor peaking around this campsite late at night at Harriman State Park. This black bear was in search of human food, when it stumbled on a group of Boy Scouts from Cooperstown.

Henry Ayers, 12, was sleeping under the stars with his buddies when the bear jolted everyone awake.

Henry wasn’t seriously injured, except for a few scratches on his leg.

The group headed over to a nearby shelter to sleep the rest of the night, but the bear wasn’t done. It came back hours later. It was after food, even though the scouts made sure to hang it all out of reach.

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