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Making New Dog Owner Kits earns Junior Girl Scout her Bronze Award

Rory Goyette from Historic Hopedale Troop 11582 earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting at the Junior level. Her project focused on helping families adopting dogs. Rory made 25 new owner kits for the Dog Orphans, Inc., a private, nonprofit, no-kill, shelter in Douglas that has been helping dogs since 1971. The bags included the shelter logo on it and contained dog toys made from recycled tshirts, hand made dog bandanas, home made dog treats, dog cologne and tennis balls donated by PetSmart in Millbury.


By completing the Girl Scout Bronze Award girls develop more confidence by meeting new people, building courage to stand up for an issue they are passionate about and make their community a better place by putting their plan into action.

Historic Hopedale Girl Scout Service Unit serves over 150 girls in grades K-12 in Hopedale, MA and is part of Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

Dog Orphans, Inc., was founded 50 years ago by a small group of animal lovers dedicated to saving dogs from pain and suffering. Located in Douglas, MA, they house stray, homeless and unwanted dogs until suitable permanent homes are found.

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