Burlington Scout group looks for help replacing items stolen from trailer last October


Published February 1, 2022 at 10:53 am

A Burlington Scout group is looking for the public’s help in recovering from theft of a fully-loaded equipment trailer.

Last October, the 1st Port Nelson Scout Group equipment trailer was stolen with almost of all of the organization’s camping equipment and program supplies inside.

Before its disappearance, the trailer escorted many groups of youth to camping adventures across the province and into the United States. The lost supplies have been accumulated over many years and allow the Scouts to take its members on new and exciting outdoor adventures, learn new skills, and enjoy games, crafts, and activities.

The 1st Port Nelson Scout Group has been serving youth in the community for more than 80 years. Scouts have a lot of fun discovering new things and life experiences they wouldn’t have elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.

To help the group the recover, a GoFundMe has been started, with a goal of raising $25,000 to help them get back on their feet.

“We are lucky to have support from local groups sharing camping equipment until we can replace ours,” says the plea for donations on the fundraising site.

“Many people have reached out to us wanting to help, and we are extremely grateful for the support. We cannot afford to replace everything that was lost on our own. All donations are appreciated!”

Because they have no room to store items yet, they aren’t looking for donations of materials or gear.

Among the items lost when the 16-foot trailer was stolen were wood shelving and plastic totes, patrol boxes with all supplies needed for camping trips (pots, utensils, sanitation, stove and lantern accessories etc.), large tents, stoves, jet burners, rope, tarps, board and card games, craft supplies and water jugs.

Fore more information about the Scouts’ programs, visit their website.

To make a donation, visit the GoFundMe site.

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