Girl Scouts Complete Bronze Award Project

Friday, May 09, 2014
From left, Zariyah Clay, Maliyah Davis, Makayla Ervin, Ariaunna Few, Tadasia Hairston, Starr Hinton, Makenzie Johnson, Kymora Kirk, Symone Oliver, Jamya Parker, Elisa Smith, Jaia White and Jadyn White.
From left, Zariyah Clay, Maliyah Davis, Makayla Ervin, Ariaunna Few, Tadasia Hairston, Starr Hinton, Makenzie Johnson, Kymora Kirk, Symone Oliver, Jamya Parker, Elisa Smith, Jaia White and Jadyn White.

All 13 fifth grade Juniors Of Orchard Knob Girl Scouts Troop 40182 of the Seminole Area completed their Bronze Award which is the highest honor for 5th Grade Juniors in Girl Scouts.  

They selected Pet Placement Center, which is a non-profit, no kill pet adoption agency. The girls taught pet awareness and the importance of adoption. They completed a combined total of 280 hours, also collected over 600 items for the Pet Center.  

The scouts washed walls, windows, swept floors at the center, also pampered the pets at the Placement Center.  

Items that were donated to the Pet Center were collected from family, friends other Girl Scouts, local organizations and employers. The Scouts went a step further and hosted a Pet Parade to bring awareness to the Pet Placement Center and to the many pets that need to be adopted into good homes.



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