Twenty-three boy scouts and three adults were injured Monday when lightning struck the Griswold Scout Reservation in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press.
The scouts and adults were reportedly under shelter when it struck, and were not hit directly. All were transported to the hospital.
The Boy Scouts of America Organization could not be reached for comment.
"If you're not in an enclosed shelter, you can still feel the effects of a strike," according to AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Dale Mohler.
"If you're out hiking or camping in remote areas, it's tough," he said. "The thing you want to do is stay off of higher ridges, exposed places or open fields when a storm is coming and get into the lowest spot as possible."
Lightning was occurring throughout western and central New England Monday, but the frequency of the strikes was not anything unusual.
Typically, the frequency of lightning strikes is lower in New England and highest in Florida and along the central Gulf coast.
Twenty-eight fatalities were reported in the United States due to lightning in 2012, according to the National Weather Service.
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