Scouts on mission to help animals

The Girl Scouts of Daisy Troop 1330 are taking what they’ve learned about being considerate and caring and making the world a better place and applying those principles in a variety of beneficial endeavors across south Big Horn County.

Sunday afternoon found the girls at the senior center in Greybull, waiting on diners who had gathered for the annual St. Patrick’s Day fare of corned beef and cabbage.  Doing it with smiles and helpful attitudes, they busted tables like pros, whisking plates and cups back to the kitchen area.

Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1330 served diners at the Greybull Senior Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch. Girl Scouts pictured (l. to r.) are: Katlyn Kennedy (Brownie), Madyson Newton, Madison Grouns (Brownie), Madison Hunter and Rylee Jacobson. Not pictured: Savannah Prentiss and Georgia Jenks.

Daisy Troop 1330 consists of kindergarten and first grade students from both Greybull and Basin.  Last fall, the girls sold nuts, candy, magazines and online photo printing.  This spring they’ve been focusing on cookie sales and with booths throughout the area in April. Money raised will be used to pay for troop activities and summer camp.

“These girls are passionate about giving back,” said Jen Prentiss, whose daughter Savannah is a member of the troop, which offers its services frequently at the senior center. “The girls have really enjoyed helping others and look forward to serving this community in similar ways in the future.”

Right now, though, the girls are on a mission of the heart.  Animal lovers all, they have set a goal of improving the animal shelter that serves animals that are found in both Basin and Greybull.

The animal shelter is in need of clean blankets and cans of cat or dog food.

If you have blankets or are willing to purchase or donate some canned cat or dog food, please drop off at Greybull Town Hall or at Saam Vet Clinic in Basin. The girls will be picking the supplies up at those locations and delivering them to the animal shelter during the week of March 30.

If you have a service project you think is appropriate for this group of young ladies or want to donate to the animal shelter and are unable to come to a drop off location, please call Chrystal at (307) 250-8370.

by Nathan Oster

Greybull Standard