A Richmond scout group has raised $1,300 of its $1,000 target on a crowd-funding page to help buy new tents after their campsite was attacked by a black bear.
The Sea Dragon Sea Scout group lost their tents after a black bear attacked and destroyed them while they were on an exercise at Mount Seymour Provincial Park during Thanksgiving long weekend.
“Luckily, all of the scouts were in the cabin at the time and everyone was safe,” said Heidi Suen on the GoFundMe page.
“We go camping (three to four) times a year and these tents are essential in every camp.”
The scout group is part of Scouts Canada and the World Scout Organization, which is dedicated in providing challenging and educational programs aimed to train today’s youths.