COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A local Boy Scout troop discovered someone stole its trailer full of equipment, just days before the troop's biggest camp-out of the year.
"The Boy Scout motto is
'be prepared.' You can't be prepared for something like this," said Jim Srock, Troop 008 Scoutmaster.
Not even resourceful and ever ready Boy Scouts could plan for a crime in a church parking lot in Marietta.
"It is a good lesson for them I think that not everyone is as honest as a Boy Scout," said Srock.
Channel 2's Carl Willis went to the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where Troop 008 parked the trailer.
Srock showed Willis the scene and gave Channel 2 Action News pictures of the trailer. He said it was stolen sometime in the past few days with all of the scouts' camping gear inside.
"I'm just overwhelmed that someone would do this," said Boy Scout Adam Srock. "That trailer did us really good."
Losing it comes at the worst possible time, with the troop's biggest camp-out just a few days away.
"I told them we're not going to let anybody interfere with us having a successful
camp-out this weekend," said Srock.
The adults are now scrambling to make sure the scouts have their weekend under the stars.
"The adult volunteers are really pitching in making phone calls and trying to round up equipment for us,"
Jim Srock said.
Srock said the missing trailer does not have any writing on the exterior, but says it's a covenant brand trailer and the inside panels are marked with 008.
Another troop has loaned them a trailer for now, but they need to fill it up.
"These young men deserve a chance to enjoy the outdoors, enjoy the
wilderness and learn what it's like to be a good citizen," said Jim Srock.
The troop is not certain that insurance will cover this. Anyone interested in making a donation can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org