One of the families that is able to participate in Girl Scouts because of financial assistance is a grandmother who is the primary caregiver for two granddaughters. The grandchildren were removed from the parental home by CPS, and the grandmother was looking for activities for the girls to participate in to try to provide them with normal childhood activities and experiences. The grandmother is retired and on fixed income, and is not financially able to provide multiple activities for two girls. The financial assistance available to the girls through Girl Scouts provided the girls with a fun activity that they were able to attend on a regular basis. They were able to make new friends in their Girl Scout Troops. The fact that Girl Scouts is able to provide financial assistance also allowed the girls to attend a camp program and a council sponsored activity. The girls and their grandmother state that life wouldn’t be the same without being a part of their Girl Scout sisterhood.
-Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council