Girl Scout Troop 53001 from the Fort Bliss Service Unit completed their Bronze Award with over 22 working hours on their project. The seven Junior Girl Scouts teamed up with Mini Miracles Horse Rescue to build obstacles in order to train and rehabilitate miniature horses. The girls built three obstacles - a Step Box, Teeter Totter, and an obstacle with pool noodles - to help the rescue train and prepare the miniature horses to be adopted to new homes. They dug holes, put concrete in to hold poles, put together all the wood safely using drills/power screw drivers to make the obstacles, measured, used levels and painted. The girls also learned about the miniature horses and were able to walk them through the obstacles they built. This obstacle course will be used for many years to come.
The girls chose to help Mini Miracles Horse Rescue because they do more than just help animals get healthy and then put them up for adoption, Mini Miracles Horse Rescue believes in training the horses to help them find the best forever homes.
The girls prepared for this project by doing the Girl Scout Junior Agent of Change Journey which focused on leadership skills, how to work as a member of a team, and communication skills.