Stolen Boy Scouts trailer used for fundraisers found damaged

A trailer used for a Boy Scout troop’s major fundraisers and to haul equipment to summer camp...
A trailer used for a Boy Scout troop’s major fundraisers and to haul equipment to summer camp disappeared after it was parked at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence.(Jack Scogin)
Published: Jun. 5, 2022 at 6:53 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2022 at 2:23 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A local Boy Scouts troop has its trailer back.

Scoutmaster Jack Scogin of Boy Scout Troop 1865 said he noticed Saturday that the troop’s trailer used for the group’s major fundraisers and to haul equipment to summer camp had disappeared after it was parked at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence.

Scogin told KCTV5 the troop had just cleaned the trailer out in preparation for a summer camp in July, fortunately, so no equipment inside was stolen.

A trailer used for a Boy Scout troop’s major fundraisers and to haul equipment to summer camp...
A trailer used for a Boy Scout troop’s major fundraisers and to haul equipment to summer camp disappeared after it was parked at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence.(Jack Scogin)

“We use this trailer to support our major fundraisers, our Santa Cali Gon pulled pork booth, and IYAA concessions (to buy more equipment and help Scout pay their way on trips and Camp),” Scogin said. “We also use it to haul personal gear on trips — the Scouts are fundraising to go to Seabase in Florida in June 2023.”

The troop announced Sunday afternoon that the trailer was spotted by “observant neighbors” who reported it to the Independence Police Department.

Scogin took photos of the recovered trailer, which appeared to have sustained burns on its logo and some damage to the body of the trailer.