Chicago Ridge News

Posted on: October 11, 2017

Local Teen Organizes Donation Drive for Animal Welfare League for Eagle Project

Tyler Casper, of Boy Scout Troop 665, has partnered with the Animal Welfare League to organize a donation drive for his Eagle project.

During the weekend of October 14th, Troop 665 and volunteers will be dropping off fliers with donation bags at homes throughout the Village of Chicago Ridge.  The Animal Welfare League is in need of: pet food, canned tuna in water, blankets, towels, kongs, paper towels, toilet paper, empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, Kleenex, newspaper, shredded paper, sponges, dish soap and bleach.  Troop 665 and volunteers will go back and collect all donations for the Animal Welfare League after 10:00am on Sunday, October 22nd.  If you wish to make a donation, please contact 708-295-1755 or drop off at Village Hall, 10455 S. Ridgeland Ave.

The Animal Welfare League houses the largest number of adoptable animals from a non-profit organization in the entire mid-west and is committed to helping every pet find a good home.  Their motto is "recovery is the answer, not euthanasia" for animals that come to them injured, neglected or abused.

Tyler, now 16 years old, has been in Scouting since the age of 7.  During that time, he spent two years as the Senior Patrol Leader as well as the Den Chief for the Cub Scouts.  Upon completion of the donation drive, his Eagle Board of Review will be conducted.  Upon approval, Tyler's Eagle Scout Ceremony will take place.  To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, 21 merit badges are required.  However, Tyler currently has over 35 merit badges.

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