Camping is a big component of the Girl Scouts, but Latino parents refused to send their girls to camp,” said Bannan. “They saw these women dressed in green uniforms saying they would take their daughter into the woods for a week. That did not go over well.”

She saw how families had more pressing issues to resolve like unemployment, poverty and deportation. Because of the fear of recent immigration crackdowns, a lot of families were living in isolation, afraid to send their kids to school, go to church or the market—never mind a camping trip with the Girl Scouts.