Yukon Girl Scouts make treats, toys for homeless pets

Finish service project to earn merit badges

Members of Yukon Girl Scout Troop 538 present homemade treats and handmade toys to dogs and cats at Pets & People Humane Society. It was a service project from the troop, comprised of girls ages 9 and 10 years. (Photo provided)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Members of a Yukon Girl Scout troop did their part to help homeless animals during a recent service project to earn merit badges.

Nine members of Girl Scout Troop 538, ages 9 and 10, made homemade treats and more than 200 handmade toys for dogs and cats at Pets & People Humane Society. They also bought dog and cat food with funds raised during the year, including cookie sale proceeds.

“The girls wanted to do a service project to finish up their badges,” troop leader Amy Wells said.

Using leftover cardboard boxes, Troop 538 made scratch toys for the cats.

They used donated T-shirts to make chew toys for the dogs.

The girls provided homemade dog biscuits, some with cheese and peanut butter.

As a reward for their donations, the girls got the chance to walk some adorable puppies.

Girl Scout Troop 538’s generous gift came just before Pets & People moved from the old Yukon animal shelter to the humane society’s new adoption center at N.W. 4th and Morgan Road.

Girl Scouts from Troop 538 in Yukon prepare homemade treats for Pets & People Humane Society. Troop leaders are Amy Wells and Jessica Harris. (Photo provided)


Pets & People staff welcomed the treats, toys and food for the dogs and cats in their care as they await their “forever” homes. Troop members were invited to volunteer at the new adoption center once the humane society – and its furry occupants – get settled in.

Girl Scout Troop 538 meets regularly at a local church and participates in outings, such as a recent indoor rock-climbing adventure.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 538 are: Abigale Harris, Alyssa Holt, Camryn Wells, Cora Robinson, Evan Foresman, Hannah Akers, Hannah Baer, Regan Ledford, and Sophia Synnott-Dib.

Jessica Harris and Amy Wells are troop leaders.