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Scouts make a difference

The Selma Times-Journal

Girl Scouts usually sell cookies to anybody who’s willing to buy them, but the Scouts of Troop 235 decided to bake some for dogs.

The troop presented about five pounds of homemade dog treats to the Central Alabama Animal Shelter for the animals and hopefully some of their new owners.

The treats will be presented in cans made by the Scouts to new pet owners with notes expressing thanks to all of the adoptees.

The Scouts decided to give the shelter treats after Hurricane Katrina.

Davies helped the girls bake the treats, which contain a mixture of flour, corn starch and other household ingredients.

Davies said each of the girls, a mixture of Juniors and Brownies, were able to help.

The treats were made over the last four weeks, with a little over a batch made at each of the Scouts’ weekly meetings at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

She said the troop will be making more soon.

The troop will also be experimenting with homemade cat treats.

And, if some animals are lucky, they may wind up under the tree for Christmas.