Earlier this month, Girl Scout Juniors in Troop 12771 of Plymouth, MN, made their second trip to the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society to donate pet supplies and handmade blankets. The effort helped the girls earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award.
The project started two years ago, when the girls earned their Brownie Wings and bridged to Juniors. The group decided to pursue the Bronze Award by making pet blankets and toys, and gathering supplies on the Humane Society’s wish list. Along the way, the troop also completed the required Girl Scout Journey Take Action Project, which included a school and church-wide recycling effort to spread awareness on taking care of the environment.
The girls learned valuable skills, like teamwork, leadership, and budget and time management, in earning their Bronze Award.
In their pursuit to aid the local Humane Society, Troop 12771 sought out the support of their community by asking local merchants and their customers to support the project through donations. The Girl Scout Juniors worked with It’s a Pet’s Life, Cub Foods, Rockford Road Animal Hospital, Heritage Animal Hospital, Plymouth Covenant Church, the Woodcrest neighborhood, and Lulu and Luigi.
Ultimately, the troop presented 75 handmade fleece pet blankets, 30 handmade pet toys, 155 pounds of pet food, 50 pounds of cleaning supplies, and 10 dog leashes and collars to the Golden Valley Animal Humane Society.
Congratulations on earning your Gold Award, Troop 12771!