The BSA responds to the crisis in Haiti

American_Red_Cross We're still learning the full extent of the devastation caused by Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti, but we do know one thing: the people of Haiti need the world's help to recover from this tragedy.

We're sure that many of you in the Scouting community have already stepped up, but if you're still looking for the best way to do a good turn for the Haitian people, read the BSA's official response. Here's the complete text of the statement:

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti. Many members of the BSA family want to provide assistance to the people affected by this horrific earthquake.

"Based on the information we have to date, the most immediate needs are for medical attention, food, water, clothing, and shelter. The most effective way to help is by donating to the American Red Cross, which is a strong ally of Scouting around the globe.

"While there are no Boy Scouts of America units in Haiti, Scouting is a worldwide brotherhood. We will continue to try to communicate with those in Scouting in Haiti through the Interamerican Region of the World Organization of the Scouting Movement. This region is composed of all the Scout organizations in the Americas and the Caribbean. The BSA will work through this arm to support the rebuilding of Scouting when appropriate."

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