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For all programming listed:

When: You Schedule It!

Where:  Wayside Waifs located at 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City Mo or a location of your choice.

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

How to register:  To schedule a workshop contact Amanda Smasal, Community Involvement Coordinator at 816-761-8151 Ext. 4422, or email asmasal@waysidewaifs.org. If you prefer, you may fill out the Request a Humane Educator Form online.

Questions: Contact Amanda Smasal, Community Involvement Coordinator at 816-761-8151 Ext. 4422, or email asmasal@waysidewaifs.org.

Additional Information: Wayside Waifs provides a variety of free workshops and service projects for troops. Many of the workshops can tie to the Journeys. A highlight of workshops is below. See the full list of available programs at their website. 


Program Name:  Res-PAW-nsibility: Being a Responsible Pet Owner

Who:  Daisy

What:  This program teaches children how to care for a pet. Girls will learn about the many components to properly care for a pet.   Each pet care item in the lesson is identified and discussed to help the girls learn about proper care of a pet. This is a great tie-in with the 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals Journey.

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Program Name:  Kids in Action

Who: Brownie - Ambassador

What:  Each troop will be given an educational tour of the shelter and will complete one hour of community service.  The community service project will involve non-contact animal projects.  Each girl will help with projects that will directly affect the quality of life and well-being of those animals at Wayside Waifs.  Projects may vary depending upon shelter needs. 

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Program Name:  Educational Tours

Who:  All Grade Levels

What:  Troops experience an educational tour of the Wayside Waifs campus.  From animal intake and rescue, to our state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center, the Adoption Center and adoptable pets, to a 5-acre Bark Park and Memorial Gardens, girls will experience all that Wayside Waifs has to offer.  Approximately 1 hour in length.