The CPC needs your help tracking down 27 stolen bikes & our box truck
On Monday, Jan 10, 2022 a white box truck containing 27 REI Co-Op Hardtail Mountain bikes with a combined estimated value of $28,000 was stolen from a Scout volunteer’s home in Vancouver where they were being prepared for sale. While the theft has been reported to the police, there are no leads.
The Cascade Pacific Council is asking for your help in finding these bikes, especially on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist and direct any information to local police or the Scout office at 503-226-3423.
The fleet of bikes are sold each year in order to provide new, high-quality mountain bikes for Scouts to use on the 2.5 miles of challenging mountain bike trails and skills courses they enjoy at Camp Meriwether, near Cape Lookout on the Oregon Coast. They are the 2021 model of REI Co-op, DRT 1.1 hardtail mountain bikes. All of them are light gray, “Ether,” and have some signs of use.
The 14 foot box truck is a white 2006 Ford Econoline 450 with Oregon plate T610572. It is used for hauling supplies to the various Scout camps in the area, as well as being cleaned and converted to be the food delivery truck in camp when dining hall food service was not an option due to COVID.
If you have information that can help recover the bikes or truck, please contact the Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America at 503-226-3423.
Want to Donate a Bike?
We have specific safety needs for our mountain bikes for camp, but you can donate a bike to our friends at the Community Cycling Center!