Community helps a Boy Scout troop after thief steals $10K in camping gear

Reporter: Morgan Rynor

After a trailer of camping supplies was stolen from a Boy Scout troop, members of the community have come together and raised money to help replace the stolen items.

The trailer full of gear was stolen right out of the Pilgrim United Church’s parking lot last Tuesday, as seen on video from surveillance camera.

John Laprise said he just got back from a 4 month tour of the United States and had plenty of gear he didn’t plan on using anymore, and wanted to donate.

“I just got off of a four month tour of the entire U.S on my motorcycle and I’ve got a few camping things that I’m not going to use anymore,” said John.

Even those with little camping experience felt bad for the scouts, and wanted to pitch in to help.

“I donated $20, and I got that money from helping around the house, and doing some chores, and helping with cooking taking care Of the dog,” said Anabella, whose brother is a scout as well.

“I was pretty disappointed I didn’t believe anybody could do something like this,” said Lucas, the brother of Anabella.

But his hope was restored when the community stepped in to help these young men who were heartbroken.

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