Girl Scout Troop 1007 meets at William Yates Elementary School and has 12 girls from Independence and Blue Springs schools. They are first- and second-year Juniors in grades four and five.

The girls had to complete a Girl Scout Journey, with 20 hours total on the project as a troop. The project they chose was helping animals. They picked five items to research and to find out what shelters need and what that would cost to make. They narrowed that two products that were safe, that each girl could learn to make, and that were cost efficient.

Rhian Jones and Helayna Clymer produced braided dog toys made of old T-shirts that the girls donated. Rhian and Helayna then taught the other 10 girls how to make them.

Jessie Talley and Aroara Sheley produced the fleece pet beds. They were made of purchased fleece or fleece donated by the families of the troop. These two girls had the same task of teaching the other 10 girls how to measure, cut and tie each bed.

The requirement was for each Scout to complete eight dog toys and four pet beds. They completed the project at Camp Prairie Schooner. At the end the troop donated 105 dog toys and 55 pet beds.

The troop will be receiving the Bronze Award on April 29.

-- Submitted to The Examiner