FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Girl Scouts held a candlelight vigil Saturday in honor of the three scouts and parent volunteer that were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Wisconsin last week. The vigil was a part of a nationwide Girl Scout vigil to remember the girls.
The Wisconsin Girl Scouts were picking up trash in a ditch along a highway when a pickup truck hit them and drove off.
At the vigil, the local scouts had a moment of silence, held candles, and recited the Girl Scout Promise.
Like those three Wisconsin girls, the Fort Wayne scouts also did a service project. At the vigil, they collected canned food donations to be given to a food bank. They also collected donations and wrote cards to be sent to the victims' families.
"Part of our Girl Scout Law is being a sister to every girl scout, so when the accident happened, it was like we lost some of our own sisters," said Director of Brand and Strategy Management, Ruth Strawser. "We are just showing our support for those girls and their families by doing a nationwide vigil to show that we love and care and we're sending our prayers."
Similar events were held by various Girl Scout troops across the country.