Girl Scouts Affected by Sandy Hook Tragedy

Our deepest sympathies go out to our sister families in Connecticut affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy. Here are touching words from Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez:

On Sunday, I learned that eight of the twelve girls who died were Girl Scouts and that two Girl Scout families lost sons. The girls were Girl Scout Daisies who wore their uniforms proudly…I know that all of us stand with our sisters at Girl Scouts of Connecticut as they endure with courage and strength this unspeakable tragedy, and I am heartened by the fact that we are developing girls who will lead our society to solutions and approaches that will prevent such tragedies in the decades ahead.

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Give Your Support to Newtown

Girl Scouts of Connecticut have asked that they be kept in our hearts and prayers. Local Girl Scouts who would like to support their sisters can send trefoil art — thoughts, prayers or drawings in the shape of the Girl Scout trefoil — to the Hartford Service Center. The trefoils will be presented at a Newtown Service Unit memorial service in mid-January. Girls who would like to participate should send the trefoils to:

Hartford Service Center
c/o Trefoil Project
340 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106.

In addition, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook information page includes resources for those grieving after this tragedy, and for those seeking information on how to speak to children about tragic events.