SPOKANE, Wash.-- They're usually the ones helping out in the community, but on Monday a local Boy Scout troop is asking for yours.
A trailer with camping gear worth thousands of dollars was stolen from Boy Scout Troop 218 sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Troop 218 Scout Master Richard Parrish said he came to an empty storage building Monday morning that wasn't empty the last time he was there.
About $10,000 worth of camping gear along with a $4,000 trailer was stolen.
The Boy Scout Troop came back from a camping trip Saturday and parked the trailer in a storage building they recently built in the parking lot of the Covenant United Methodist Church in North Spokane.
Parrish said the trailer was there Sunday night. "I was hopeful that somebody from the troop took it to maybe do some repairs or something. I made some phone calls and quickly realized that that was not the case," said Parrish.
Parrish reported the stolen trailer to the police. He then had to deal with the tough task of telling the troop, including his 15-year-old son Isaiah.
"He told me that the trailer was gone and it was stolen and I didn't expect someone to do something like that," said Boy Scout Isaiah Parrish.
Troop 218 is asking for the public's help to find their trailer. The troop was planning on visiting the Upper Missouri River this weekend and will need their gear.
"Our troop really helps our community a lot. I mean that big windstorm we had a few years go we were out doing storm clean up for almost a week," said Richard Parrish.
The troop that goes by the slogan 'always be prepared' wasn't quite prepared for this, but they are holding out hope someone will see the trailer and contact police.
"Usually we are the ones out helping, but we really hope they can reciprocate the help," said Parrish.
If you would like to help, they have a Go Fund Me page to raise money to replace the stolen gear and trailer.
If you have any information or would like to communicate with the troop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.