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Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

POSTED: February 16, 2017 7:12 p.m.
SCOTT ROGERS/The Times

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property with roughly $3,000 in supplies inside.

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A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property with roughly $3,000 in supplies inside.

“Not only do you steal from a Boy Scout troop, you steal it off church property,” Bishop Adam LeBlanc said.

LeBlanc said the trailer disappeared Monday from the Riverside Drive church.

The scout trailer had been donated almost a decade ago and was marked “Boy Scouts of America Troop 215, Church of the Latter Day Saints.”

“It’s a shame because our boys were going on a campout this weekend, and in there we had sleeping bags, tents and just equipment for the scouts and those boys who can’t really afford equipment of their own,” LeBlanc said.

The troop was planning the annual trip to Blood Mountain, where the scouts hike and camp.

LeBlanc said the stolen property inside the trailer was worth between $2,700 and $3,400.

The bishop said the troop will not be deterred from the trip.

“We’ll have stuff donated or make sure they have (equipment) so they can go,” LeBlanc said.



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ThatIsLife: February 17, 2017 3:44 p.m.

What a shame! We keep hearing similar stories from all over Ga. Maybe a scout leader or someone with a secure building needs to keep these trailers locked up somewhere out of sight. But again, what a shame for thieves to steal from Boy Scouts and a church.



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