On behalf of Girl Scouts of Central Texas, our hearts go out to the families of those affected by the recent shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Tuesday, May 24.
We are deeply saddened and heartbroken to learn that Girl Scout Amerie was among those killed in the unspeakable tragedy. Our hearts are broken for her family and friends, along with all of those who have lost loved ones during this tragedy. Dozens of our girls, volunteers, and staff have now lost friends or family members, and we are hurting alongside them.
Amerie was a bright and outgoing fourth-grader who loved Play-Doh, playing with friends at recess—and being a Girl Scout. She was proud of the badges she earned. She completed her Girl Scout bridging ceremony last week, and Tuesday at school had received an award for making the A and B honor roll.
Girl Scouts is committed to providing a high level of support to these families in the days, weeks, and months ahead. For a list of resources and ways you can help our sisters in Uvalde, please visit Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.