Scout troop seeks help replacing equipment after trailer full of gear stolen in Holladay

Posted at 8:53 PM, Nov 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-11 22:53:25-05

HOLLADAY, Utah — A local Boy Scout troop is missing about $8,000 worth of camping equipment after a trailer full of gear was stolen.

Troop 384 in Holladay realized the 20-foot trailer was missing Sunday, November 1.

The equipment inside is used for camping trips, and now the troop has to borrow from neighbors for a camp out scheduled this weekend.

Colby Wright, an assistant troop master, said he thinks it was a planned theft because the trailer was secured behind a locked gate in a corner of a church parking lot.

“It must have been pre-meditated, because the person would have had to bring bolt cutters,” he said. “They probably did their homework and looked around the neighborhood to see what was up there. It’s not just a random [crime].”

The troop says insurance will cover about half the cost, leaving them around $4,000 short of replacing the gear. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the troop recover the cost of the stolen items.