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Girl Scouts to honor fallen sisters with service project

November 9, 2018

GREENWICH — Girl Scouts in Greenwich will gather on Saturday to honor the memories of three girls and an adult who were killed while participating in a community service cleanup project in Wisconsin.

On Nov. 3, the three fourth-grade Girl Scouts and one adult volunteer — from Troop 3055 in Chippewa Falls, Wis. — were hit by a car and killed by a car while they were taking part in a highway cleanup project. Another Girl Scout remains hospitalized.

“As a Girl Scout troop leader of an elementary school-aged troop, including several fourth grade girls, my heart broke when I heard about the tragedy in Wisconsin,” said Frances Wu Nobay, new Greenwich Service Unit Co-Manager and Greenwich Girl Scouts Troop #50303 Co-Leader.

“This past June, my troop worked on a school community service project near a busy main road and we took similar precautions to ensure the safety of all participants, and, yet, terrible, awful accidents could have happened,” she said. “With the Girl Scout Law in my mind to be a “sister to every Girl Scout,’ I felt it was so important to honor the memory of our sister Girl Scouts and stand together in memory and service.”

With the support of our Greenwich first responders, area Girl Scouts are invited to gather from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Cos Cob Fire Station, 200 E. Putnam Ave., for a moment of silence.

Also, the Greenwich Girl Scouts Service Unit will collect arts and crafts supplies to donate to Greenwich-based Kids in Crisis. A wish list of items do nate can be found at https://www.kidsincrisis.org/ways-to-give/wish-list/. Kids In Crisis provides free, round-the-clock crisis intervention, counseling, and emergency shelter, prevention programs and advocacy for children in Connecticut.

The event is free. Girls can attend with a troop or a parent. Girl Scout alumnae, friends, family and concerned citizens are all welcome. Girl Scouts are asked to be in uniform. The event will be held outside. For more information, contact gsofgreenwich@gmail.com

Cards can be sent to Eau Claire Service Center, 4222 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire, WI 54701. For more ways to help, visit http://www.gsnwgl.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-council/news/2018/in_remembrance_of_ou.html.

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