Belpre Girl Scouts recognized for work with Humane Society

BELPRE – Four members of Girl Scout Troop 3249 in Belpre were recognized Monday for their efforts on behalf of the Humane Society of Parkersburg.

The Girl Scout Junior Bronze Award- the third highest award in Girl Scouting- was presented to Amanda Freeland, Claudia Raver, Courtney Copeland and Selena Wiggins during their troop meeting Monday at Belpre Congregational Church in Belpre.

After completing their first Junior Leadership Journey, Agent of Change, the girls chose to do a collection of supplies for the Humane Society of Parkersburg and the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley in Marietta. The collection of supplies ran for three weeks in several locations, and included donations received from as far away as Michigan.

The girls also worked with the Parkersburg Obedience Training Club by cleaning and retaping jumps for the club and by helping with ring work at one of the club’s Agility Trials in Zanesville, Ohio.

Ashlie Ferrell, with the Parkersburg Humane Society, made the presentation, which was attended by Belpre Mayor Mike Lorenz, a representative of the church, teachers, family and friends.

A reception was held after the presentation.

All four girls will bridge to Girl Scout Cadettes in early May.