Cecil Graves, a 13-year-old Eagle Scout loves animals. When he started thinking about his Eagle Project, he contacted the Humane Society of Broward County’s Education Department to explore ideas on what he could do to help the animals waiting for adoption.

Cecil and Caroline Crane, VP of Education at the center, decided that the 80 cat cages, that house felines looking for homes would benefit from having raised, disinfect-able beds that the cats could perch on. Cecil worked with HSBC Volunteer Dave Steehler to design a bed that would accommodate the felines and could be easily assembled. When HSBC supporter Debbie Trapani heard about the Eagle Project she underwrote the cost for Cecil’s endeavor.

On Thursday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. more than 50 Boy Scouts and members of the HSBC’s Big Dog Kid’s Club will assemble the beds and deliver them to the awaiting kitties.

About the Project

The purpose of the Eagle Project is to give the Scout an opportunity to “plan, develop, and give leadership to others,” as noted in the requirement. Eagle Scout projects are evaluated on the benefit to the organization being served and on the leadership provided by the candidate. There must also be evidence of organized planning and development.

According to Mary Steffen, Sr. VP of Operations, “We are very excited that Cecil chose to help the animals. He has a big heart and his dedication to this project will help enrich the lives and environment of the cats waiting to be adopted.”

About the Humane Society of Broward County

The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any local or national organization with a similar name. The HSBC relies on donations from people and businesses to help carry out the programs and services offered. To see pets available, make a donation or learn more visit www.humanebroward.com or stop by. The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road, a block west of I-95. Adoption hours are Monday – Saturday 10:30 – 6:30 and Sunday 10:30 – 5:30.

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