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GSNENY’s hearts are breaking from the loss of our sister scouts fromĀ Girl Scouts of Connecticut Inc.. We highly encourage our girls, volunteers, staff, and community members to please join us with compiling trefoil art to send down to Newtown. Please collect all trefoil art by January 4th and send it to any of our service centers. Council will be sending everything to Connecticut on January 7th.

Please visit the Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s website for more information.


  1. My granddaughter, Sanai, is 6 years old and in 1st grade. She is bright, energetic and curious about everything you can imagine. When I heard the news, my heart went out to the parents and grandparents who would never be able to hear their child’s beautiful voice, silly laughter and profound questions ever again. When I called my son to tell him what happened in Newtown, he teasingly asked if I wanted to go and stand outside Sanai’s school to protect her. My immediate response was Yes! But, of course, I know I cannot do that.

    My grandson’s are in elementary school in Albany. These boys are brilliant and loving and inquisitive. They have so much to offer the world. I called my daughter to make sure that she held all of them as tightly as she could. My youngest granddaughter is two and what a gem she is. No, she is not in school, but she will be soon and I want it to be safe for her to be there.

    My three oldest granddaughters are in junior high and senior high and I have prayed every moment that they are safe as they go about the business of getting prepared for adulthood.

    So, to the parents and grandparents and brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles of the children who were lost in Newtown, I want you to know how deeply I sympathize with your loss and, while I understand the healing will be a long process, I hope that the wonderful memories you have of their smiles and laughter and tears and funny jokes will sustain you.

    With love,
    Anne Wilson

    December 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm by Anne Wilson

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