We all have been watching closely the events that have taken place in Haiti, and so many of us have been affected by the stories of tragedy and heroism that have emerged. I was particularly touched when I learned of a Girl Scout who was pulled out of the rubble only to later die as a result of her injuries. This hits close to home for those of us who feel a bond of sisterhood with our fellow Girl Scouts.
GSUSA is working to temporarily suspend the policy prohibiting Girl Scouts from raising money for other organizations. We will inform you of any action; meanwhile, please work through local community groups to assist in earthquake relief efforts.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Dr. Liz Brent