This past May, Girl Scouts from the Cambridge-Isanti area made a difference in their community by raising money and awareness in support of neglected and abandoned animals. For all their efforts, they earned a Bronze Award, the highest honor that Girl Scout Juniors can achieve.
To complete the project, the Junior troop worked together, used resources wisely and made decisions as a team. They decided to plan and organize a pancake breakfast in order to raise money and buy supplies for two animal shelters. They generated community interest in the breakfast by hanging posters at local gas stations and by doing some free local advertising. Each girl contributed to making the breakfast a success by greeting customers, pouring coffee, serving breakfast and even holding signs in a safe area by the road to attract more customers.
With the money they raised, the Girl Scouts purchased three large bags of pet food and two large bags of treats and delivered them to Almost Home Animal Shelter in Mora, MN. They also delivered pet food, treats and toys to Ruff Start Rescue in Princeton, MN, and participated in an Adoption Day event. Staff members at each shelter were glad to have so many helpers, and the girls hope the money and awareness they raised will help rescued animals find permanent homes.
Congratulations, Girl Scout Troop 13021, on taking action in your community and earning your Girl Scout Bronze Award!