Banquet to help replace stolen firearms from Boy Scout camp

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PENFIELD, CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– The Clearfield County chapter of Whitetails Unlimited is hosting a banquet to raise money for Camp Mountain Run Boy Scout Camp.

Camp Mountain Run ranger John Drum said he got a call on February 8 from a volunteer who noticed rifles missing from the shooting range storage.

“As we started looking, we found out it ended up being four rifles, two shot guns, two compound bows, and four complete paintball sets,” Drum said.

More than $2,500 worth of firearms were stolen from the camp between January 18 and February 8th.

The burglary was reported to state police in DuBois, who are investigating.

Whitetails Unlimited field director Clyde DeHart found out about the stolen guns from Facebook and decided to help.

“I want to replace the exact guns that they lost, they need, the two bows that they lost, and also we want to step up and get a better gun safe for them to have them in so there will be no more problems down the road,” DeHart said.

He’d also like to raise enough money for an alarm system for the building.

To do so, the Clearfield County Whitetails Unlimited chapter is hosting a banquet on March 21.

The community is invited to attend to support the Boy Scouts.

“What was initially a huge disappointment with the theft at Camp Mountain Run, was really turned into a great appreciation from our community and Whitetails Unlimited,” Bucktail Council scout director Gregg Bennett said. “We’re very thankful for Whitetails Unlimited for coming to the rescue and helping to make sure the scouts this summer have an excellent time.”

When Clyde DeHart from Whitetails Unlimited heard about the burglary, he stepped in to help.

The Clearfield County chapter will hold a banquet on Saturday, March 21 at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.

The banquet starts at 4 p.m. and a buffet dinner is served at 7:30 p.m.

There will be raffles, door prizes and Tim Andrus of TV show “Rush Outdoors” will be there to speak.

For more information about the event and tickets, click here.

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