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Here at Girl Scouts, we know that girls transform through outdoor experience. Through Girl Scouts’ outdoor experiences girls are able to take supported risks, discover their inner strength, and have a place to make meaningful change in the natural world. Through these experiences’ girls build skills like resiliency, determination, and grit that they will call upon for the rest of their lives.

We are committed to giving girls more opportunities in the outdoors and with groups. We are committed to remembering. Honor House is a permanent memorial to Jayna Kelley, Autumn Helgeson, Haylee Hickle, and Haylee’s mother Sara Schneider who died on November 3, 2018, while completing a roadside cleanup project with their Girl Scout Troop in Chippewa Falls. Honor House also remembers every life changed that day, including Madalyn Zwiefelhofer who survived life-threatening injuries.

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Honor House will ensure Girl Scouts have a year-round space for outdoor experiences.

Heyde House, which will transition into the Honor House, was first built from the Helping Girls Reach Their Stars Capital Campaign in 1999, this building provided much needed year-round space with two bunkhouse wings and a full kitchen This campaign will add a much-needed program room that is integrated into a completely remodeled, multi-use building.

The addition of program space to the facility allows groups usage for planning, badgework, crafts, and as a safe, useable space during cold or bad weather. Adding in program space here makes the lodge all-inclusive for a group to use, frees up other spaces on-site for other groups.