CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will help the Bucktail Council recover after a recent burglary at its Camp Mountain Run Boy Scout Camp, announced WTU Field Director Clyde DeHart on Thursday.
According to a previously-published GANT News report, sometime between Jan. 18 and Feb. 8, DuBois-based state police say someone broke into the camp, which is located at 4980 Mountain Run Rd., in Penfield.
Once inside, they allegedly stole four rifles, two shotguns and a compound bow from a storage room, and also attempted to pry open a metal pistol box before fleeing the scene. State police say the total amount of loss/damage is $2,485.
According to the Bucktail Council’s Web site, Camp Mountain Run is a 380-plus acre area, with a mission to provide an “excellent and memorable” Boy Scout Resident Camp experience to all Boy Scouts of America units.
The site states that the camp also offers summer programs and makes its facility available for rent for weekend camping, corporate retreats, church youth group outings and weddings.
DeHart said Whitetails Unlimited will hold its chapter banquet next month, and it will raise grant funds that will help replace the firearms and bow that were stolen. Funds will also help increase the security of the camp’s storage area.
“The boy scouts do a great job teaching firearm safety and skills every year,” he said, adding that “… we want to make sure they can continue their programs without interruption.
“… Whitetails Unlimited has a long history of supporting responsible, safe youth shooting and firearm safety programs, and we’re proud to continue that tradition in Clearfield County.”
DeHart said the chapter banquet will be held March 21 in conjunction with the Central PA Outdoor & Sports Show at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds, and complete information can be found on the WTU Web site, www.whitetailsunlimited.com. Banquet ticket information can be found here.
Since its beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation.
Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 114,000-plus members, chapter volunteers and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment.
Its mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations.
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