Scout Troop 1393 had its trailer and contents of camping gear stolen. The 14-foot trailer was customized to store and carry the scout gear. It's a devastating loss, as its contents included a wide range of equipment — tents, tarps, camp stoves, propane tanks/hoses, lanterns, custom camp cooking boxes, cooking gear and utensils, cast iron pots and pans, dutch ovens, water coolers, lanterns, first aid kit and more. All critical items for the monthly campouts for the scout-led troop. Troop leaders are actively investigating replacement costs, but initial estimates will require around $12,500 to replace the trailer and equipment.


The troop currently serves over 50 scouts. The troop also supplies the trailer and equipment to Cub Pack 4393, which serves an additional 54 cub scouts for their outdoor activities and events. Programs are designed to combine adventure and fun with learning and leadership opportunities to develop character in these young scouts. Beyond camping, the scouts are actively involved in the community, including multiple scout-organized and led community service projects every year. Since the troop’s inception in 2008, over 25 scouts have achieved the rank of Eagle.

The troop is sponsored by VFW Post 7356. They open their facility to the boys for weekly meetings and the trailer was stored on their grounds. The VFW Post, a not-for-profit organization, are spearheading replacement efforts. We are kindly seeking cash or equipment donations to help to cover this significant loss.  If you are interested in donating, please make cash donations payable to "VFW Post 7356” and add "Scout Troop" in the memo and mail to:

Troop 1393 trailer fundraiser:

VFW Post 7356

PO Box 12121

Parkville, MO. 64152

We setup a GoFundMe for those that can help contribute:


For any equipment donations, please email one of the contacts below to coordinate drop-off or pickup:



For press or other inquiries, please contact Brian Yamada at 816.213.3398


The Scouts and supporters of Troop 1393 thank you for your help!