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Mourning the Loss of Our Sister Girl Scouts


Remembrance

Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn the loss of our sister Girl Scouts in the Chippewa Valley. The outpouring of support for our sister Girl Scouts has been overwhelming and we are so grateful to all those honoring and supporting the families impacted by this tragedy. Many Girl Scouts, both locally and across the country, have expressed interest in Taking Action to honor those lost and injured. We thank them for their support during this difficult time and encourage everyone to work through this tragedy in ways most meaningful to them. Our Council’s primary focus is on supporting those directly affected by this tragedy. As we grieve this loss, we are working hard to learn what the families affected by this tragedy need and want. We are currently working on more ways to support the families of our sister Girl Scouts and will share Council-led and GSUSA opportunities as we have them.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is all about helping girls be leaders in their daily lives while preparing them for future leadership roles in every walk of life. We encourage girls to continue to develop relationships and take time to learn what those who were directly affected need most during this stressful and scary time. As you express your grief, we encourage everyone to balance your needs with what your girls need now. GSUSA has a wonderful document to help you as families, troops, and groups have conversations around this tragedy http://gsnw.gl/leadingconversations.

We recommend that family donations be made through alternate avenues including https://www.gofundme.com/chippewa-falls-girl-scout-3055. GSNWGL does not control or operate, and has no responsibility for, the foregoing GoFundMe site. For those inquiring on making donations to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes in honor of the Scouts lost and injured in this tragedy, please follow the link here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/gsnwgl. All donations to GSNWGL will be used to directly support Chippewa Valley Girl Scouts through financial assistance, support to conduct Take Action community service projects; volunteer trainings to have crucial conversations around tragedy; counseling resources; and more.