When thinking about what she wanted to do for her Girl Scout Silver Award Leta’s first thought was she
wanted to work with animals and do something that would help them. After talking to several people to
get a team together for her project Leta came up with raising money for the PALS Dog Park. It was then
she got in touch with Barry Driscoll about what they needed, they came up with the idea of a water
fountain for the animals that will be using the Dog Park.
In order to earn the award she had to put in 50 hours of work so between raising the money for the park
and working at PALS Leta was a very busy person. To raise money there were lots of forms to be filled
out and requests to be made which were all something new to this Girl Scout. In trying to get it all
together so that it could be completed in the summer. It took longer to raise the money than to put in
actual work hours as they need lots of help at PALS working with the animals and lots of time waiting for
approval to get any of the money to be raised.
Her troop #1009 donated all of the proceeds they made from 2018 cookie sales to help in her fund
raising for the PALS dog park. I raised $1000. I would like to thank the Ahrens Foundation, Nicole BruaBehrens, Grinnell Mutual, PALS and the Grinnell Girl Scout troop # 1009 for donating money to help me reach my goal. I would also like to thank Barry Driscoll and my parents for all of their help without everyone’s help I could not have reached my goal. It took a lot of hard work and long hours but it all paid off in the end.
On November 28th, 2018 Leta was able to give the PALS Dog Park a check for $1000.00 for the water
fountain and is she is hoping to help in the installation in the summer of 2019. She is now waiting on the
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa council to approve all of her work to receive the highest award in Cadette
Girls Scouting the Silver Award.