Scouts across Colorado are working together to find a trailer that was stolen earlier this week and that’s used to serve hundreds of scouts during a yearly camp.
Ken Kinnard owns the trailer and said the trailer is valued at around $8,000, but the contents inside are priceless.
“There’s 25 years of blood, sweat and love that went into this program for this youth,” said Kinnard. It’s taken decades to collect all of the cooking gear that was inside the trailer when it was stolen, Kinnard said.
The gear is used to cook for the 600 cub and Boy Scouts who attend the yearly Weeblos Weekend.
This June, they celebrate the camp’s 40th anniversary.
“We’re just sick that it got taken,” said Kinnard.
Kinnard reported the theft to Broomfield police on Thursday, but thinks the trailer may have been stolen on Monday night.
A spokesperson for the Broomfield Police Dept. tells Denver7 they’ve had at least three reports of trailer thefts in the past month or so.
They are currently investigating whether they believe any of the thefts are connected.
“What I would like to see is even a tip, an anonymous tip to say, ‘here’s your gear, we dumped it’,” he said.
Kinnard shared his post on Facebook and other social media sites.
He said thousands of scouts around the state have joined in on spreading the news to help track down the trailer or any information regarding who may have taken it.
As for the potential thief or thieves, Kinnard has this message:
“You can have the trailer, [but] give me my gear,” he said.
Kinnard said people are already volunteering their services to help make up for the loss in next month’s camp.