Troop creates pet supply boxes

Published 10:04 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Junior Girl Scouts with Girl Scout Troop 357 recently completed their Bronze Award project by refurbishing two old newspaper boxes into pet supply sharing boxes.

The troop picked up the boxes donated by the Suffolk News-Herald in August. They had a lot of work to do to transform them into pet supply boxes.

Troop member Abigail Ford said the girls sandpapered the boxes and repainted them with green paint, the same color as their vests.

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Troop member Kylie Phillips said they also had to replace the Plexiglas in the front of the boxes, as it was damaged or missing on the donated boxes.

Troop member Cimayiah Payne said repainting the boxes was her favorite part of the project.

“I like painting,” she said.

Troop member Kaitlin McCleod said she was proud of the work she and her fellow troop members had done.

“I think we did a good job,” she said.

On Saturday, the girls placed the boxes at the Suffolk Humane Society, 412 Kings Fork Road, and Nansemond Veterinary Clinic, 110 Kensington Blvd. The troop filled the boxes with food and treats, bowls for food and water, flea collars and other pet needs.

Signs on the boxes encourage pet lovers to “Take what you need; leave what you can.”