Friday, July 15, 2016

Troop 003 Uses Cookie Money to Help Chesapeake Humane Society

On Sunday, June 26, Brownies from Girl Scout Troop 003 spent the afternoon at the Chesapeake Humane Society learning about the good that this organization does and enjoying some kitty cuddling time as well.

One of Troop 003's animal-themed cookie booths
Earlier this year, while planning for their yearly cookie sale, the girls decided that a portion of their proceeds should be used to help animals in need. So during their cookie sale, they themed their booths with animal pictures, used kitty litter containers to help construct their signs and even had a donation box for the animal shelter. Hungry cookie customers generously helped the girls raise funds for future troop activities and also for this final act of their last Brownie year: a generous donation of $500 to the Chesapeake Humane Society.

During their visit to the shelter, the girls learned all about the cats and kittens currently residing there and also about the foster program for the dogs awaiting adoption. They toured the facility and saw the operating suite where the spay/neuter program takes place, as well as the homey atmosphere provided for the felines at the shelter. The girls enjoyed spending time playing with some of the cats and helping the kittens expend their never ending energy. In the end, it was difficult for the girls to say goodbye, but they were proud of the part they did to give their new furry friends some help. And all of the girls hope to come back and volunteer at the shelter as soon as they are old enough!
Troop 003 at the Chesapeake Humane Society