In New Jersey, the Galloway Patch reports that the Girl Scouts of Troop 16116 are currently working toward their Bronze award by working with the Humane Society of Atlantic City. The Humane Society houses both animals who are up for adoption and animals that are considered unadoptable for one reason or another.
The title of the project is Hands Helping Paws, and they are asking for help from the community to save the animals by spreading the word about adoption, and by donating the following items to the Humane Society: paper towels; laundry detergent; fabric softener; bleach; 409 cleaner; Dawn dish soap; "original only" canned dog and cat food; newspapers (no color ads, just Press, NY Times, etc.); Lysol cleaner; and old and/or new bath towels.
The troop also plans to clean up the area in the back of the Humane Society where families can visit with their dogs, plant flowers and play with the animals. The troop has made a special stepping stone to place in the gardens to mark their spot.
The Bronze award is the highest level they can earn as Junior Scouts. This is their final year as Juniors.