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Farmington troop still reeling from theft of camping trailer

Boy Scout Troop 904 is still reeling from last month's theft of its small trailer, containing valuable camping gear and tents.

The troop had accumulated the $6,000 worth of equipment over 12 years.Scoutmaster Mark Gold said the trailer was left in a Park City LDS meetinghouse parking lot after the vehicle pulling it broke down Sept. 19 en route to a camping trip at Strawberry Reservoir.

Summit County sheriff's deputies haven't given the troop much hope of ever recovering any of their property.

The troop used the equipment to go anywhere and set up camp, avoiding having to use the more expensive standard Scout camps in the region.

"It limits our ability to do some of our planned activities," Gold said. "It will cost the troop more in the future."

The troop, sponsored by the Farmington 9th LDS Ward, serves 28 boys, ages 11-16. Gold said the trailer was brand new. It contained a half dozen tents, a stove and other cooking and camping gear.