Local & Regional
Thu June 6, 2013
Eastern Oklahoma Girl Scouts Chapter Spends 10 Years Reuniting Children, Incarcerated Parents
A Girl Scouts program that serves kids with incarcerated parents celebrates 10 years.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars seeks to remedy the fact that 55 percent of Oklahoma children with an incarcerated mother have never visited her.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma’s Becky Carver says the George Kaiser Family Foundation is helping them celebrate the milestone with a matching grant.
It will be in effect through July 31st, and the Foundation will match all new and increased donations.
The grant is up to $50,000. Girl Scouts is hosting an event Friday Night at Guthrie Green, as part of the Brady District First Friday Arts Crawl, featuring family entertainment and original art by local Girl Scouts.