Girl Scout Troop 81069 volunteered at the Black Mountain View Farm Draft Rescue in Thurmont in October to complete their Bronze Service Award.
The girls learned all about the horse rescue on Whates Lane in Thurmont, which takes in draft horses from auctions, kill pens, neglection, and from people who cannot care for them anymore. Black Mountain View Farm Draft Rescue rehabilitates horses that arrive malnourished or with other health problems. The rescue, run by Kelly Black, provides critical care and a loving environment to nurse the horses back to good health and find them new homes.
The troop, along with rescue volunteers, helped with twice-daily grooming, brushing, hoof care, feeding, stall mucking, and sweeping chores. The girls from the troop enjoyed learning about the rescue and its needs and about caring for the horses. The troop looks forward to continuing to volunteer with the rescue.
Pictured from left are Andi Bentz, Lauren Kelley, Katelyn Veronie, June Norton, Hannah Mosiychuk, Monkey (Horse), Bree (Black Mountain Volunteer), Grace May, Elizabeth Blank, Ruby Norton, and Faith May.