The Girl Scouts of Connecticut reports that, as more details emerged about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Girl Scouts community learned that eight Girl Scout Daisies and sons of two Girl Scout families died as a result of the shootings. We are devastated by these losses and will keep the families in our hearts.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut has set up a fund in honor of the Girl Scouts who died during the shooting. The fund will assist girls in attending Girl Scout Summer Camp. If you would like to give, go to www.gsofct.org, and on the online giving form linked from the site indicate “Sandy Hook Girl Scout Campership Fund” in the “What is this gift for?” box. See here for instructions.
In addition, Girl Scouts from across the country are encouraged to write down thoughts and prayers, or to create art in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil, and send them to Girl Scouts of Connecticut Hartford Service Center, c/o Trefoil Project, 340 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106. In mid-January, the council will present them to the Newtown Service Unit during a memorial service.