BALL GROUND, Ga. - A trailer belonging to a Boy Scout troop in Ball Ground was stolen last week. The trailer was filled with thousands of dollars of camping gear.
It was taken from the parking lot of United Methodist Church in Ball Ground. The boys were worried all their plans would have to be called off. "We have to cancel our campouts, cooking events, and summer camp can't happen next year if we don't have our supplies," says Boy Scout Shaughan Reddy.
FOX 5 News shared the story about the scouts becoming victims of the ruthless criminals. Teddy Smith was watching the news in his home in Conyers, and knew that he had to help. He had a trailer just like the one that was stolen and wanted to give it to the scouts.
The 79-year old lived in Louisiana most of his life. During Hurricane Katrina, his home was wiped out. "The house was gone, all the walls were gone, all my furniture. it was a mess. We didn't have the money to renovate it, so we just left it all and I said I'm not going back down there now more," says Smith.
That tragedy didn't stop him from opening his heart to others. "I like to give things to people, it makes me feel good," says Smith.
The scouts took him up on his generous offer and picked up the trailer. "He saw the story and thought it was a wonderful thing to turn it over to the scouts, he thought who better to use it than the boys who just lost their trailer," says Scoutmaster Jim Reddy.
It was a selfless act that made a huge impact on a group of boys. A life lesson they won't soon forget. "You know the saying, find a need and fill it, well that was one good need I just filled," says Smith.