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Girl Scouts open their hearts to four-legged friends


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Troop 1213 earns $500 grant to benefit local animal shelter

Girl Scouts has a rich history of empowering girls to help improve their communities. Who knew that Troop 1213 would be inspired by furry little creatures?

Out of 125 groups nationwide, Troop 1213 received a $500 grant from Disney’s Friends for Change through Youth Service America (YSA) to turn their creative service project idea into reality.

The troop’s idea was to beautify a pet adoption area at Friends for Life Animal Rescue. To start the project off, they used the grant money to purchase general supplies and equipment, cleaned and organized the storage area, and built comfortable pet beds for animals recovering from medical treatment. Then, the troop used proceeds from their cookie sales to purchase a table and chairs for prospective adoptees to use when completing the adoption process.

 “Girl Scout Troop 1213 is a true Friend for Change,” said Steven A. Culbertson, President and CEO of YSA. “They have found their voice and are taking action to make an impact on the vital community issues of animal welfare and pet adoption!”

We are so proud of Troop 1213’s creativity and leadership. Whoever said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” never had a pet.

Want to get your troop involved in volunteering? Here is a list of organizations!