The Pendleton troop of the Dog Scouts of America (Troop 153) is now the largest troop in Oregon with 13 human members and 11 dogs.
The two-year-old group has been active with meetings and outings every month. Recently, the group played in what was left of the snow near Deadman Pass off of I-84.
The Dog Scouts of America recently honored Pendleton's Troop 153 with an "honorable mention" for most points earned nationally by a troop for the number of meetings, outings, educational presentations, active members and for picking up after their animals.
Dog Scouts of America (www.dogscouts.org) is a national organization dedicated to promoting responsible dog ownership. Anyone in Pendleton interested in joining Troop 153 is encouraged to contact Troop Leader Darcey Ridgway at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. (location TBA). Outings typically take place the third Saturday of each month.