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Girls Scouts Bronze Project

What is the result of girls dedicated to helping their community and their love of animals?  Handmade pet beds for Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals (NSHA)! Maya Balling, Tori Dixon, Haleigh Johnson, Anna Leary, Amelia Matson, and LiShae Papley are Junior Girl Scout Troop 80978 and they selected NSHA as their project to earn the Bronze Award, which is the highest honor awarded to a Junior Girl Scout. 

“There were several steps the girls needed to do to earn this award that included completing a Junior Girl Scout Journey, building their team, exploring their community to identify what is needed, choosing their project, making their plan, and completing the project, which requires at least 20 hours of work”, Paula Leary, Troop 80978 Leader.

"I have been so impressed with the energy and the dedication the girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 80978 have brought to this project.  When the girls visited the shelter they asked such thoughtful questions and made such perceptive comments..... It is very obvious that they are taking this project very seriously and are not only interested in but also truly care about the welfare of animals."  Susan Richards; NSHA Humane Education Coordinator

“In addition to the community service aspect of the Bronze Award, the girls learned how to sew both on machines and by hand and made 4 different types of pet beds,” Rachel Dixon, Troop 80978 Leader. Troop 80978 began working on the Bronze Award project in October and will have it completed on May 20th, when they present 37 handmade pet beds to Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals at an event at 4:30 p.m. at 11 Crooked Lane. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Paula Leary at 508-325-9571