McKinley and Giana, students at Pizitz Middle School at members of Girl Scout Troop 30136, earned the Girl Scout Silver Award for the project helping homeless cats and dogs at Grace Animal Foundation. Employees at the shelter taught the girls how to care for the animals, and the girls held a supply drive to benefit the organization. The project taught the girls team-building and public speaking skills.
The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn. This award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette's accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.