Local Girls Scouts vigil honors Chippewa Falls Scouts who died

A week after three Girls Scouts and their troop leader were killed when a car hit them, area Girl Scouts honored their memory.

Girl Scout troops held a vigil for them at Cameron Park in La Crosse Saturday afternoon.

The four members of a Chippewa Falls troop were picking up trash on the side of a highway when a driver went off the road and struck them. Another girl was injured by the driver.

Organizers say the vigil honors their lives and also the work they did to better their community.

Local troop leaders gathered their scouts on Tuesday to tell them about the tragedy.

“And our girls, our seven and eight year olds, said, ‘We should let people know that there are other little girls out there doing community service, that’s it’s a good idea to give back you your community, but we should also let them know that we should be responsible drivers,'” said Natalie Casper, one of those troop leaders.

Attendees were encouraged to bring signs, candles and friends to help spread the message of community service and safe driving.

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