Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Low Desert leaders Mike and Ann Wells shared these friendship knots and certificates with us to show us how the Friendship Knot Club touches the lives of sister scouts.
When members know of a sister scout who has suffered a loss, is facing a difficult time, or just needs some extra TLC, they will send out a request to the rest of the group. Members will then create these pretty friendship knots and send them along with a note to let her know she is cared about and not alone.
"Most of the members are adult Girl Scouts, but a few of us have given our girls the option of joining," said Ann Wells. "Obviously, our girls said yes!"
If you are interested in participating in the Friendship Knot Club you may email Lisa Alfred (Flicker) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write "Friendship Knot Club" in the subject line.
"Anyone interested in the Friendship Knot Club needs to be serious about sending out knots." said Anne Wells. "It's okay to miss one here and there, but much of the emotional healing and impact comes from receiving LOTS of knots from all over the country. If two girls in our troop choose to send a knot to the same person, I mail them in separate envelopes, usually a couple of days apart. Just adding one or two adults or troops could make a major difference in the lives of some very hurting women and girls."
If you would like to talk to Ann about her experience with the club, you can email her at email@example.com.
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio builds girls of courage, character and confidence who help to make the world a better place. To learn how you can get involved with Girl Scouts, visit us online at http://www.gssgc.org or call us at 1-800-400-GIRL (4475).
--Juno Kughler Carlson