Alli Beard of Troop 47006 is a senior at East Central High School. Alli is involved with FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), tennis, golf, and National Honors Society. She has been in Girl Scouts for ten years and is a Bronze Award Recipient.
P.U.F.F. (People Unite for Furry Friends)
Alli partnered with the Ripley County Humane Society to raise awareness about the growing numbers of rescues in shelters and the importance of connecting these pets with loving owners. Alli coordinated multiple drives and community-based educational events to help support the Humane Society. She recruited volunteers to attend her workshops, where she taught them how to create hand-made pet toys, tie blankets, and treats. Alli packaged these items into “Pet Parcels” as an incentive to those adopting animals. Alli hosted a program at the Humane Society to raise awareness of the shelter’s role in the community and the importance of finding loving owners for pets. Thanks to Alli’s Gold Award, the shelter has become more established within the community and now has a larger circle of active volunteers.