TOP PHOTO: BSA Life Scout Claire Matherly and her dog Lucky. Come out on Saturday, March 16 to the Dog Wash at Tractor Supply and support Claire and her Eagle Scout project.

By Charlotte Underwood

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Want to pamper your pooch and help with a great cause like literacy in Campbell County? Mark your calendars for Sat., March 16, and come out to Tractor Supply for a dog wash fundraiser, which is being organized Scout Claire Matherly as her Eagle Scout Project.

The dog wash will be held at Tractor Supply from 11am to 5pm. Matherly is a professional when it comes to dog grooming and started her own grooming business, “Claire’s Grooming Salon” more than a year ago. She’s now putting those skills to use to raise money for her Eagle Scout project which is the Campbell County Literacy Project.

“I’ve always loved reading, and it saddens me, because not everyone knows the joy of it. This project aims to bring literature to the county so people can love books as much as I do,” Matherly said.

She’s spent her whole spring break putting her Eagle Scout project together.

With funds raised from her dog wash, Matherly plans to install three “Little Libraries” at specific locations around the county where she feels they will “benefit people the most.” These locations include Tennova-La Follette Medical Center, Food Life Services and Ridge View Behavioral Health Services.

Little Libraries are small, enclosed structures that hold books and operate on the “take a book, leave a book” concept, which eliminates late fees.

BSA Troop 435 will be supporting their fellow scout Claire Matherly on March 16 at her Dog Wash Fundraiser, which runs from 11 till 5pm.

Once completed, the Little Libraries will be stocked with books, for which Matherly is currently taking donations.

“I liked the idea of the Little Libraries as my project, because it supports something I love; reading and literacy,” Matherly said.

Matherly is currently ranked as a Life Scout and is well on her way to earning her Eagle wings after she completes this project.

Matherly said Scouts had changed her life in many ways, including helping her choose a career in conservation and biology.

Through hard work in her dual enrollment classes at the high school and the community college, Matherly will graduate with her high school degree from Campbell County High School and her associates degree from Roane State Community College in May.

Life Scout Claire Matherly will be holding a Dog Wash on March 16 at Tractor Supply to raise funds for her Eagle Scout Project which supports literacy in Campbell County!

She said she also enjoys the volunteer aspect of scouting, especially volunteering at the food pantry and the animal shelter.

“Scouting has helped me become an active member of the community and has placed me in leadership roles to be able to help others and make a difference,” Matherly said.

She also said she wanted to thank her family and her fellow troop mates for their support.

“I’ve been blessed with support from my family and Troop 435 has been amazing helping me with this project,” Matherly said.

Come out to Tractor Supply on March 16 from 11am to 5 pm and help Claire and the rest of the scouts raise funds for Campbell County Literacy! (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/11/2024-6AM-PHOTOS AND FLYER COURTESY OF SCOUT CLAIRE MATHERLY)

2 Replies to “Eagle Scout dog wash fundraiser is Saturday, March 16, 11am-5pm”

  1. What a great article, as always she is doing a great job for the community.

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