We are devastated to share the news that the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde on Tuesday, May 24, resulted in the tragic death of Amerie Jo Garza, 10, one of our Girl Scouts.
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 weeks and months ahead.