In the 15 years Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma has offered the national program Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, it has transported more than 3,500 children to visit their mothers in prison.
The results have been remarkable. The local Girls Scouts Beyond Bars program is recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. GSBB helps daughters with incarcerated mothers foster healthy, lasting relationships.
Aggression among participating Girl Scouts has decreased more than 70 percent, and substance abuse documented among some of its older girls has fallen by 80 percent.