A group of Williston and Essex Junction Girls Scouts raised $20,000 last year to adopt a dog through CHAMPS (Children Against Mines Program) after representatives from CHAMPS visited schools with Utsi, a retired land mine dog. Utsi showed them how the pups are trained to sniff out buried land mines. The girls attended events, talked to people, collected contributions, and washed cars to adopt their own dog who would be trained and sent to Lebanon. But, it didn’t stop there. They recently adopted Anita, an 11-year-old Bosnian land mine victim, said The Burlington Free Press, and are trying to raise $6,000 to buy her a prosthetic leg. "They can’t do this themselves," said Aleksandra Stamper, 11. "Everybody should do service like this. It’s humanitarian," added Caty Mara, 12. If they reach their goal, CHAMPS will receive matching funds to pay for the medical treatment of Anita and other victims. Kids helping kids – it’s the American way.