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Donations will help Scouts replace stolen camping gear

By THOMAS LAKE
Published March 1, 2007


TRINITY - Larry Guthrie's cell phone rang ceaselessly Wednesday.

People had read the paper, the story about the camping gear discovered stolen Feb. 20 from Troop 177's utility trailer at the Trinity YMCA.

They knew the Scouts would need more than $3,000 worth of replacement equipment in order to resume their monthly camping trips.

And they wanted to help.

By late afternoon, Guthrie, the troop's committee chairman, said he had lined up enough donations and pledges to replenish the inventory.

"I was completely overwhelmed," he said. The Scouts will camp again later this month.