Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama: June 2008 Archives

Dear Friends,
I would like to provide a brief update on the condition of those involved in the car accident on June 4.  We had an opportunity to visit with the staff counselor Friday morning, and she looked good.  She was about to be moved to a regular room and will not require any additional surgery, although her recovery will take a number of weeks. 

The camper will undergo surgery again tomorrow as a follow up to what was done on Wednesday night.  She looked much improved from yesterday. 
We shared with both your wishes for a speedy recovery from the council blog.  Those thoughts were much appreciated, as will subsequent wishes and comments on their speedy recovery.

Two of the campers involved in the accident returned to camp on Thursday to finish out the camp session.  We also provided an opportunity for conversation with the campers on what happened with one of our staff who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.  These can be teachable moments for our girls, so we worked to shape that opportunity.

We appreciate your comments for those involved.  This type of response across the council illustrates the power of support in the healing process.
Liz Brent, Ph.D.
Dear Parents, Leaders and Friends,
On Wednesday, June 4, one of our Camp Scoutshire Woods resident camp units took an adventure kayaking trip.  On their drive home, one of the vehicles was involved in a serious traffic accident.  Girls and staff were transported to area hospitals for treatment.  Five of those involved were evaluated, treated and released.  Two others remain hospitalized.
Our main concern is always the health and safety of the girls in our care.  Our hearts go out to those injured, their families and loved ones.  As you can imagine, this type of incident is of concern to everyone at camp and those involved in our many programs and activities.  We are always cognizant and careful to assure the health and safety of the lives we are entrusted with.
We invite you to send those who remain hospitalized get well wishes by posting a comment to this post.  To post a comment, click on the comment tab above.
Liz Brent, Ph.D.



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