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Girl Scouts raise awareness for local no-kill animal rescue program


St. Louis, MO – January 3, 2017 – Inspired by their love of animals, Girl Scouts Eva Buck and Veronica Phillips-Grams recently earned their Girl Scout Silver Award by assisting Field of Dreams Animal Rescue, a local no-kill rescue program. Earning the Silver Award puts Buck, an eighth-grade homeschool student, and Phillips-Grams, a freshman at Kirksville High School, among an exceptional group of girls who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.

Beginning in spring 2016, Buck and Phillips-Grams collaborated with project mentors Katie Fine-Newman and Mary Taylor to create innovative ways to connect their community with Field of Dreams. Throughout the summer, the Girl Scouts sewed crate liners to donate to the organization, and provided educational materials through the local library about Field of Dreams Animal Rescue’s catch-and-release program and the importance of spaying and neutering animals. Buck and Phillips-Grams also raised awareness for Pet Adoption Days, organized collection sites for food donations, and created homemade treats, cards and bookmarks to support the Pet Adoption Day where they volunteered. 

The Silver Award is the highest award attainable by Girl Scout Cadettes, and often takes at least 50 hours of service to complete. Girls earn the Silver Award by focusing on an issue they care about; building a team; exploring their community; picking, planning and putting their project into action; demonstrating an understanding of sustainability and the wider world; and sharing what they have learned with others.