By Lisa Meadows

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A local Boy Scouts troop is in need of help.

The New Brighton Boy Scouts Troop 106 have been preparing for a weekend trip, but now will have to go without their gear.

“They’re devastated, because it’s the years of equipment that we’ve had, the memories that we’ve had,” said Douglas White, the Scoutmaster of Troop 106.

He had to break the news to his troop Tuesday that the trailer they’ve had for years was stolen.

“The heart just breaks, because it’s for scouts, it’s for the youth, it’s not really necessarily for the adults, we are here to help the youth,” White said.

The trailer was stolen from the parking lot of Christ the King Lutheran Church sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday.

“We use it for campouts mainly, but during COVID time it’s kind of become our office…our troop and American flags are kept in there,” White said.

The trailer has distinctive logos and markings relating to the Boy Scouts and Troop 106.

The theft couldn’t come at a worse time.

“This weekend we have a scout outing that we’re going on, and now we’ll have to adapt to it,” White said.

Anyone with information about the trailer is asked to call the city’s public safety department at 651-288-4100.

Lisa Meadows