Boy Scout Troop Unveil New Trailer to the Community
On August 10, Boy Scout Troop 732 unveiled their new trailer to the Livonia community at Bicentennial Park.
“We are showing off our new trailer with the new equipment that was all donated,” said Brenden Kornacki, troop member going into the 7th grade this fall. “We are showing it off to the community and the businesses that donated the trailer and all the equipment inside. It is amazing that all these people donated to us.”
In December of 2019, their original trailer belonging to the Boy Scout Troop was stolen during one of their meetings. They never recovered the trailer or the contents inside. “We lost some troop flags and retirement flags so we lost things that are not replaceable but this is wonderful to get this trailer donated,” said Lisa Kirk, Scout Activity Chair.
Throughout the COVID at-home-stay order, the troop was getting donations even though they could not have meetings for a few weeks. They eventually were able to have social distancing meetings. The boys finalized donations and put together shelving for the trailer.
AlphaUSA donated the trailer after the original trailer was stolen and the Police Department decaled the trailer. “We want thank AlphaUSA and the Livonia Police department for helping to make this happen and to everyone who made donations,” said Kirk.
The trailer is used for camping trips and for recruiting. In the summer, they take the trailer to a summer camp where they earn several merit badges.
“When this first happened, the boys were so hurt that anyone would do something like steal their trailer,” said Kirk, “but immediately after they were so hopeful when they saw the outpouring of support from the community like AlphaUSA, the police and other organizations.”
Channel 7 WXYZ reported on the unveiling that day at the park.
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