The scouts, leaders, and parents of Troop 008 wish to thank everyone that has offered us assistance through this time. Because of your support, we have secured enough loaned equipment to proceed to Camporall today! We truly appreciate every donation of time and equipment that we have received so far – the interest from the community has been overwhelming.
Each year, Camporall has a theme. This year’s theme is ‘Heroes and Villains’, which is rather ironic considering our circumstances. I can assure everyone, however, that in real life, for every villain there are hundreds of heroes, and for that we are grateful.
Law enforcement has not found any trace of our trailer or gear. We have received some fantastic donations from some companies and individuals, but we still have a long way to go to get back to where we were.
The main equipment that we need at this point is:
An enclosed trailer
- Hard Coolers
- A large, 3 burner propane stove
- Coleman 2 burner stoves (propane)
- Coleman lanterns (propane)
- One 20 pound propane tank
- A rake
- Tarps (large and small)
- Sturdy pots and pans of all sizes and shapes
- Cooking utensils of all types
- Cleaning equipment (SOS pads, dish cloths, towels, wash pans)
- Zip lock bags, paper towels
- Butane lighters, fire starters, etc.
- Cards and small games
- General camping equipment (Axes, Hand Axes, etc)
Donations may be made in person or by mail to us at:
Checks should be made payable to ‘Troop 008′.
Tomorrow, Saturday, September 28, there is a craft fair at Wesley Chapel UMC. There will be vendors from all over North Georgia in attendance, and we will have people on hand to accept donations. Please attend to help support our fantastic charter organization, check out the wonderful crafts, and maybe win a great door prize!
In addition, both TruPrep locations (Marietta and Roswell) will be accepting donations for us. Please visit them at www.truprep.com
, or their local stores. We thank TruPrep for providing the drop-off points, and also for the generous donation of equipment.
The fine people at the Thomas Eye Group have gratiously offered to donate $1, up to $500, for every ‘like’ that they receive on their Facebook page from now until October 15. If you are on Facebook, please ‘like’ them to further support us! Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ThomasEyeGroup
We also wish to thank Camping World for their wonderful donation of equipment. The people at their Woodstock location were absolutely fantastic in working with us to select some gear to get us started on rebuilding.
One of the great things about being involved with scouting is providing community service and supporting our community. It is a requirement for the upper ranks, and we emphasize it throughout our program. It is heartwarming and humbling to rediscover that in troubled times, when things seem bleak, the heroes vastly outnumber the villains, and community does pull together.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!