Chewsville Scouts donate items to animal shelter

March 29, 2009

Members of Boy Scout Troop 62 in Chewsville recently held a collection project based on items listed on the Humane Society of Washington County's wish list.

Those items were taken to the shelter and presented to Paul Miller, executive director at the shelter.

Scouts Josh Gladhill and Austin Lane were accompanied by committee member Chris Lane and together they carried in a car full of items. Items included bags of dog and cat food, litter, treats and items for recycling.

"They really brought in a lot of items for the animals," Miller said.

Lane was also impressed with the number of items the more than 30 scouts collected. "They really wanted to do something to help the community and they chose the Humane Society," Lane said. "This was something they all enjoyed so that made it a fun and a worthwhile project."

Miller was very happy to have the scouts helping the shelter. "We have had eight projects begun and completed by equally dedicated Scouts working to earn their Eagle Scout merit status," Miller said. "With the way this troop worked to collect items from our wish list, I have a feeling we may see some of them here at the Humane Society for more Eagle Scout projects."


Helping the Humane Society was especially meaningful for animal lover Josh Gladhill who hopes to one day become a veterinarian.

"I am really looking forward to the challenge of the studies," Josh said. "I know my hard work will mean that I will be able to help the animals."

Anyone interested in donating to the shelter can go to on the Web and view the wish list for items needed at the shelter. The shelter is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.

The animal shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.

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