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Indian Lake Girls Scouts on a quest for patches

INDIANLAKE-Daisy, brownie and junior troops in Indian Lake are each striving to earn their patches and benefit their community.

Currently, the brownie troop is in the midst of a project to benefit animals in their local community.

"We are beginning a new program that encourages the girls to think of projects that will benefit those around them," said troop leader Michelle Deshaw. The troop will be raising money to benefit Hamilton County's Cats Limited to assist with the spaying and neutering of cats. They are also gathering cat and dog items for donation.

Deshaw places great importance on getting the girls out into the community to lend a hand.

"We try to focus on the individual talents and qualities," she said. "And we strive to involve families where we can in healthy living activities."

The Indian Lake troop meets at Byron Park and Deshaw has been involved with them for three years.

As a capstone to their community project to benefit animals, the girls will visit the Bronx Zoo in may as part of their annual trip.

For more information on Girl Scouts in Indian Lake, call 489-8110 ext. 126.

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