by Lisa Tome
For the second time in eight months, there's been a break in at the scout cabin off McCauley Road near Colora.
This time, the thief made off with four tents which were bought for the troop through a fundraiser held at the local Masonic Lodge.
According to Sam Coale, who is the Treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 92, owners of the cabin, the break in occurred between Monday January 4 at 8:30 p.m. and the following day at 7 p.m. The door to the shed was padlocked and the hasp on the shed door with lock intact, was pried off.
A tool, possibly a pry bar was also used on the cabin door. The four 2-person tents appear to be the only items taken. The Cecil Sheriff's Office is investigating.
The break-in occurred despite the scout's efforts to occupy the cabin more frequently. The cabin is now used as much as three times a week by scouts from Troops 92 and 28.
Scout leaders arrived on the scene before the boys and discovered the break in. "We just told them somebody had taken our tents. We won't need the tents until summer," said Coale. Tom Montgomery and Donnie Leonard volunteered and made the repairs to the doors. The troop funded the new hasp.
The scouts will have a yard sale in an attempt to raise money to replace the tents. Coale said the yard sale was already in the planning stages and the funds were earmarked for other troop needs. Now, that money will be used to replace the tents.
The cabin was broken into between April 29 and May 6 of last year. A window was broken and money was stolen from the troop's soda and dues funds.