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Honoring Our Girl Scout Sisters from Wisconsin Troop 3055

Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn the loss of our Girl Scout sisters from Wisconsin Troop 3055. The girls and volunteers were all living our mission, making their community a better place while following all proper safety protocols as they cleaned up a stretch of highway they had adopted. We’ve been hearing from many of you across the Movement who are asking for guidance on how to help, honor, and reach out to the families impacted by the tragic car crash that took the lives of our Girl Scout sisters Haylee, Jayna, Autumn, and Sara Jo, and left another Girl Scout, Madalyn, severely injured.

We encourage all Girl Scouts to honor Troop 3055 in whatever way is most meaningful to them. For inspiration, we’ve collected some ideas below.

Participate in a Memorial Vigil on Saturday, November 10

Troops from the local council, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, have organized a memorial vigil for 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. This idea has spread nationally and internationally, and there are many communities in our council who are participating. Check with your service unit to see if a vigil has been planned on your area, or plan one on your own with your troop.

Join the Girl Scouts Days of Action

Troop 3055 was committed to community service. In their honor, the Girl Scout councils located in Wisconsin created the Girl Scouts Days of Action. Throughout the month of November, troops, individual Girl Scouts, service units, and membership areas are encouraged to perform service projects in their community to honor Haylee, Jayna, Autumn, and Sara Jo, who died while giving service to their community.Β By performing service projects locally, Girl Scouts will be spreading the impact of the important work we do, in the communities we each call home.

Hold a Last Friendship Circle

The Last Friendship Circle is a Girl Scout ceremony that is used to show love and respect from one Girl Scout to another at their last time together. At your next meeting, host a Last Friendship Circle and remember the Girl Scouts of Troop 3055 as a part of your friendship circle.

Purchase an “Honoring Troop 3055” Patch

A fun patch designer, Bella Patches, has created a patch to help the families affected by the accident. 100% of the profits will go to the families to help offset their expenses. We encourage troops to couple the patch with a service project in their local community.

The $2 patch is currently available for pre-order and will ship in December. Use the coupon code ‘3055FREESHIP’ for free shipping. Please note: Bella Patches is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or a licensee of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Girl Scouts of the USA, or the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Send Letters of Love and Support

Girl Scouts are invited to send letters of love and support for Troop 3055 and their families to:

Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes
4222 Oakwood Hills Pkwy
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Wear a Green Ribbon

As a troop, get together and create green ribbons to wear to honor Troop 3055. Staff members at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio made ribbons to wear, and it was a great opportunity to collectively honorΒ Haylee, Jayna, Autumn, Sara Jo, Madalyn, and their families.


As a Movement, our hearts are broken, but we’re so encouraged to see how we have all come together to provide support, comfort, and light to our Girl Scout sisters who have experienced such an incredible loss. Please keep Haylee, Jayna, Autumn, Sara Jo, Madalyn, and their families in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.

4 Comments

  1. Alene Malloy

    November 16, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Would like to order the Patches from Bella.com; but the they are out of stock. Could you see if they could produce more?
    troop 2396 and troop 2028 from Girl Scouts of Montana & Wyoming

    1. Caitlin Honard

      November 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Alene! As Bella Patches isn’t associated with Girl Scouts, we recommend reaching out to them to see if they plan to produce more. πŸ™‚

  2. Dawn Gokee

    February 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Don’t buy from bella patches. She’s a fraud. Many have never recieved their troop 3055 patch.

    1. Caitlin Honard

      February 15, 2019 at 10:40 am

      Hi Dawn! I ordered a patch back in November and just received it this past week. I have the feeling she received more orders than she was prepared for, so they’re taking a bit longer to ship than she originally expected.

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