Scout camp in Pictou County trashed by vandals
Camp Roderick, on McKinnon Lake near the town of Pictou, is a mess — broken windows, cut locks, trashed cabins and graffiti sprayed on every surface.
For Scott Murdoch and his two longtime friends, who have more than a 100 years of volunteer service with Scouts Canada, years of sweat and tears were destroyed.
"Do you wake up one morning and say, 'OK, let's go smash Camp Roderick?' I mean, who does this stuff? This was probably a planned act, I think it was," Murdoch said.
It's left Murdoch and his friends at a loss for words.
"Was it vengeance against Scouting, or they had nothing else to do?" Dennis Reniowski, Scout commander, asked. "All I can say is maybe they should walk on water. They might get more enjoyment out of that."
Police are trying to track down who is responsible for the vandalism.
Local Scout troops had hoped to come here for fall camping, but that will have to be cancelled.
"Twelve straight years now we had a Cub meeting, and that's cancelled because of the damage and we had Cubs coming all the way from Halifax, Hatchet Lake," Murdoch said.