My name is Lesley Young, and I am the leader of Troop 51752 (first year Cadettes) of Centennial, Minn. I thought I would share what Sydney, Emily, and Natalie are doing to work toward their Silver Award.
The girls are working with an organization called Retrieve A Golden Of Minnesota (RAGOM). They have raised enough money through cookies sales this year to sponsor two dogs at $325 each, and they have also raised more than $200 in cash to buy supplies for the foster parents of these dogs. Supplies are needed for care due to illness, abandonment, personality problems, etc.
The girls have set up boxes at many local animal hospitals and veterinarian offices around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area asking for new/gently used canine supplies. They also have pre-packed free treats in baggies for visitors to these establishment; the treats are set up on counters next to a small donation box for change.