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Boy Scout Troop's Camping Gear Stolen From Cheshire Driveway

A Cheshire Boy Scout Troop is left scrambling after their trailer full of camping equipment was stolen.

“I’m sure they’re all devastated,” said parent Karin Arai. “They know they need this equipment and it’s going to be hard to replace it.”

Cheshire Police say the trailer was stolen out of a troop leader’s driveway Sunday night.

Committee Chairman of Troop 198, David Arai says the equipment is worth thousands of dollars.

“This is stuff that we’ve accumulated over years,” he said. “Things that people have given to us. Some of the items are handmade by some of the dads and moms, so there is some sentimental value there.”

The troop is more than 34 boys from sixth grade through high school.

Arai says they need the equipment for their next camping trip in six weeks. Troop leaders are meeting tonight to talk about what to do next.

“Somehow we’ve got to get all this together in six weeks. There’s a lot of planning involved,” Arai said.

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