Norton Girl Scouts troop #75395 collected donations for Norton Animal Shelter as part of an ongoing project earlier this month.
The girls went through their neighborhood on the K Streets and placed flyers along with trash bags by people's homes May 2. Donations of bleach, pet food, cat litter, towels and more were collected.
“The residents are super friendly and as you could see, very generous,” said Krisan Pope, troop co-leader.
While some neighbors dropped things at Pope’s house, the rest was collected May 11 and a dozen or so bags of goodies were delivered to Norton Animal Shelter May 16. After they dropped off the supplies, the Girl Scouts were able to play with the cats at the shelter.
The community service project was part of a year-long Girl Scout Brownie Quest called It’s Your World – Change It! Troop #75395 did the project as part of the third key of the quest called The Take Action Key. To earn this award, Girl Scout Brownies had to team up to identify a community place where the team can Take Action. Then they carry out their project to improve their world.
Previous legs of the Brownie Quest were the Discover and Connect Keys. To earn the Discover key award, each Girl Scout Brownie had to discover herself and her values—as a Girl Scout and a member of her family. In the Connect Key, Brownies had to connect as a member of a Brownie Team, with her family on a healthy-living activity, and, as a group with their community to increase healthy-living opportunities.
At the end of the journey, the girls earn the Brownie Quest Award.
For more information on the Brownie Quest click here.