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Girl Scouts adopt dolphin

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shelley Dearhart of the South Carolina Aquarium and the Scouts present their check for the Wild Dolphin Project. PROVIDED

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Service Unit No. 650 of the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina partnered with the South Carolina Aquarium to host a Penny Drive to collect $500, the cost to adopt a wild dolphin.

Twelve troops participated in this service project and raised $811. The three troops who collected the most pennies were awarded with a dolphin boat tour through the Charleston Harbor. Those troops were Troop No. 314, which raised $318.86, along with Troop No. 979, who raised $110.14, and Troop No. 915 with a total of $83.06

On Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m., girls from Service Unit No. 650 met at the South Carolina Aquarium to present their check for $811.

Shelley Dearhart and Barbara O’Donald from the aquarium have been working with the Scouts and they received the check on Saturday.

The Scouts were told that it is the largest single donation that the Wild Dolphin project has received.

The dolphin the girls adopted had been named “Patch” because of a patch on her fin, but the girls re-named their dolphin, “Penny.”

For more information on wild dolphin adoptions, visit www.scaquarium.org/adopt.

For more informartion on the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Caroolina visit theri website at www.girlscoutsesc.org or call the North Charleston office at 843-552-9910.

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