Girl Scouts to do service projects in memory of Wisconsin crash victims

From left to right: Autumn, Haylee, Jayna, Sara Jo (Haylee's mother) 

Girl Scouts troops in Wisconsin are encouraged to perform service projects in their community in November in memory of the three scouts and one volunteer who were killed in a hit-and-run crash last weekend. 

Jayna Kelley, 9, Autumn Helgeson, 10, Haylee Hickle, 10 and her mom, Sara Jo Schneider, 32, died while performing a highway cleanup project. A 21-year-old man who was allegedly huffing air duster drove his pickup truck off the road and into the ditch, striking the group. A fourth Girl Scout, a 10-year-old girl, was injured.

The Wisconsin Girl Scout Alliance, which is comprised of Girl Scouts councils across the state, is inviting troops or individual scouts to determine and coordinate a service project sometime this month. 

"By doing what Girl Scouts do best, we'll be honoring their legacy in lasting and meaningful ways," the organization said in a statement

Troops are encouraging to post their service projects and photos on their local Girl Scout council's Facebook pages so they can be shared with the Northwestern Great Lakes Council, to which the victims belonged. 

More information can be found on the organization's Facebook page