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Boy Scouts' trailer stolen

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Boy Scout Troop 871 is looking for a trailer that was stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Southwest North Dakota Street.A group of Tigard Boy Scouts still plans to head off on a weekend camping trip, after their camping trailer was stolen from a church parking lot sometime over the last two weeks.

Boy Scout Troop 871 owns a custom trailer that houses the Scouts’ camping equipment. The trailer, which has a distinct eagle emblem on its front, housed several coolers, more than a dozen tents, tarps and a generator.

But now troop leaders are asking the community to keep an eye out for the trailer, after it disappeared from its home outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11065 S.W. North Dakota St.

“I just can’t believe that someone would take the trailer, especially from a well-known organization,” said Scout Kendal Murray.

The custom utility trailer and the gear inside is valued at about $6,000. The trailer was stolen sometime between Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

“We’ve had donations from friends, families (and) companies so that we can buy this trailer and invest in all the products we had in the trailer,” Murray said.

Some of those supplies were donated by the family of Pfc. Andrew Keller, the Tigard solider who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012. Troop 871 created a memorial for the fallen soldier at the roundabout on Southwest Barrows Road near Southwest Scholls Ferry Road as part of an Eagle Scout project.

“This trailer was the fruit of that hard work,” Murray said. “And they get to enjoy it by going into the wilderness, by doing camping, fishing, hiking and all kinds of fun stuff.”

Friends and family will donate the equipment for Scouts to go on a camping trip this weekend.

“Just keep your eye out for it,” Murray said.

KOIN Local 6, The Times’ news partner, contributed to this story.

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