MOUNT DESERT — The Downeast Dog Scouts, established in September 2007 as an all-volunteer affiliate of the Dog Scouts of America, earned the Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2013.
Troop members gave 541 hours of service to their communities in activities such as therapy dog visits, Children Reading to Dogs programs, school visits, hospital visits, community educational activities, walkathons and clean-up days. Troop Leader Robyn Douglas was awarded the Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for completion of 343 hours of volunteer service. The Downeast Dog Scouts Troop 159 offers a local membership program for people who advocate responsible dog ownership and enjoy participating in dog-centered activities. Troop members and their dogs learn new skills working toward the Dog Scouts of America merit badges. The Downeast Dog Scouts Troop promotes the positive treatment of animals, advocating only modern behavioral approaches to training. Promotion of responsible dog ownership and involvement in the community are fundamental tenets. Information: Robyn Douglas, [email protected] or 266-5807.