Girl Scout Troop donate K9 first aid kits to Hampton Police Department


Girl Scout Troop 11306 out of Hampton First Baptist Church recently earned their Junior Journey Award. The girls had to find a need in their Community and learn how to use their individual strengths, work as a team and get the community involved to fix the need. After learning about injuries to Police K9’s and how a First Aid kit could save the life of one of these precious dogs, the girls chose to provide K9 First Aid Kits to the Henry County Police Department by working with the organization We Ride to Provide. The girls attended the March 17 Board of Commissioners meeting to get permission to donate the kits to the County. The girls greatly enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about their local government.

Behind Scouts l. to r.: Troop leader Stephanie Bodie, Pastor Craig McAdams, Hampton First Baptist Church, Leslie Hudgins with Moyes Pharmacy and Troop Leader Erin Studstill. Scouts - Khloe Branch, Madeline Arnold, Bailey Polk, Taylor Eschman, Cara Bodie, Reagan Studsill, Brittany Flaherty, Officer Nick Jackson, Officer Philip Dillard, Holly Cripps with We Ride to Provide, Sergeant Black, Lieutenant C. Simmons and Major Jim Burch. Special photo

Once they had permission they wrote letters to Home Depot in McDonough, Moye’s Pharmacy and the Great American Cookie and Pretzel Maker and these businesses helped them accomplish the goal of providing four K9 First Aid Kits. The girls also got donations from teachers, friends and family to purchase additional items for the kits.