Las Vegas Girl Scouts traveling through India are safe

Jacquie Levy

Las Vegas Girl Scouts traveling through India are safe

CREATED Jul. 13, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - A group of 17 young girls from the Girl Scouts of Nevada were in Mumbai, India just days before the terrorist attack that killed at least 21 people and wounded more than 100.

The girls are currently on a 19-day journey through India to learn about the Indian culture and provide service to local organizations supporting women and children. The group was in the city of Mumbai just five days before the attack, but had left for another city outside of Mumbai before the bombings.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and Girl Scouts of the USA say they are taking every precaution for the safety of the group, and are monitoring the situation.  The tour is registered with the U.S. Department of State and representatives are aware of the group's travel itinerary. They have also asked that their current location not be identified in the media.

"The safety of the girls is our top priority.  We spoke to the girls this morning - they had completed their activities for the day and were just getting ready for bed.  We are monitoring the situation and, if needed, we are prepared to make changes to their scheduled tour to ensure their safety." said Emily Smith, Chief Marketing & Development Officer for the Girl Scouts.

The group is scheduled to return to Las Vegas on July 24.