Girl Scout Junior Troop 9869 of Rockport recently made a $1,000 donation to the Humane Society of Aransas County as a part of its “Agent of Change” journey Saturday, Aug. 17.
The journey, which focused on the Power of One, the Power of Team, and the Power of Community; started in January 2019.
As a part of the Power of Community section, the girls had to determine an issue they felt strongly about and work with a local organization to help solve the problem. Together, they decided to do something to help stray animals and specifically chose to raise funds for the Humane Society of Aransas County.
To achieve the goal of raising $1,000, Ava Brandon, Maya Day, Angalique Garza, Katie Hunter, and Gracie Simmons completed a number of activities.
First, the troop voted to donate $200 from their cookie sale earnings. In April, they hosted a face-painting booth along with the Humane Society at ‘Easter on the Beach’ and collected about $50 in donations. The girls also held a car wash in July at Cooling’s Automotive and raised a substantial $420.
One scout, Kathleen Hunter, made a special contribution of her own. She created vinyl decals and sold them to earn an additional $190.
One generous donor made up the difference and brought the total donation amount to $1,000.
Shortly after presenting the donation to the Humane Society, the troop was visited by representatives of the Leadership Aransas County Class (LAC) XXII. April Intorre, Nanci Koski, and Carolyn Matthews presented a check for $2,000 to the Girl Scouts to help with the construction of a new scout center. The troop was very humbled and appreciative of the LAC’s donation.