Stolen Camping Equipment
Regretfully, our storage container beside Lucan Scout Den was broken open this week and the majority of our tents and cooking equipment taken.
This is a massive blow to our preparations for this year's camping season which will kick off at Easter and will severely impact on the level of scouting we can provide for all of our members from the six year old beaver scout to the 17 year old venture scout. As the Esker and Lucan Village groups share storage with us, over 270 young people will be directly effected.
If anyone sees the following type of items being offered around the local area or on the internet, please let us know:
- Vango dome tents
- Camping-Gaz gas lanterns
- Icelandic ridge tents
- Steel pots and pans
- Gas bottles
- Cast iron gas cookers
While some of this equipment is new, most of it has been well used for years. While we haven't managed to get a full list of what is missing, we estimate that it will cost in excess of €5,000 to replace our vital camping equipment - but the thieves will get much less than that if they try to sell it on.
If anyone has any information or if the thieves want to return it (no questions asked) - please get in touch with us here or Lucan Garda Station.