PUTNAM COUNTY — Girls from Hancock County, Allen County and Putnam
County came together last month for one common interest, the love of
animals. The girls ranged in age from fourth to eighth grade. The
program was part of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Summer Series Events.
girls spent three days learning about different aspects of working with
animals. They spent a day at the Hancock County Humane Society. They
learned how to be the be the voice for animals and the importance of
responsible pet ownership.
Julie Schlachter, a Lifetime Member of
Girl Scouts, spoke to them how she became a farrier, a person that
specializes in hoof care of horses. Julie shared the message that girls
can do anything, even if it is a position traditionally held by men.
The girls spent a day at Challenged Champions, learning how horses can provide therapy for special needs.
also learned about running their own business. Paw Prints Spa owner,
Jolene Siebeneck spoke to the girls about different jobs working with
animals and creative grooming.
The girls spent time with Lodestar, Guiding Angels for the Blind. They learned how seeing eye dogs are trained.
The girls learned through activities, games, and interaction with professionals.
Jaelyn Zarse, a fifth grader from Columbus Grove, said “It was fun and I got to meet new people.”
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is seeking volunteers to lead this group of girls in a community troop focused on animals.
more information in volunteering or joining Girls Scouts, call Lynn
Bryan at 419-225-4085 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.