Monday, November 21, 2016

Girl Scouts take action to end bullying

Abby Johnson, Ellie Shade, Riley Clever, Haley Bloomquist,
Chloe McMullen, and Ellie Conaway.
Girl Scouts in Troop 30188 hosted an anti-bullying Movie Night for younger girls on Friday, Nov. 4, at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) in Edinboro.

The group of seventh-grade Girl Scouts from J.W. Parker Middle School created and starred in a video called, “Be Buddies, Not Bullies.” The short film depicted brave female students standing up to a bully in school.

The Girl Scouts asked the younger girls to join them in signing a pledge to treat others with respect and kindness, and to promise to report bullying.

After the short program, girls enjoyed popcorn and watched “An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong,” a movie that also carries a strong anti-bullying message.
Girls signed a pledge to end bullying.

The event was the girls' Take Action project, the last step in a Girl Scout Leadership Journey that encourages girls to make the world a better place, have fun, learn more.

Developing healthy relationships, navigating cliques, and moving beyond stereotypes are major themes in "aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along." In this Leadership Journey, Cadette Girl Scouts team up on projects with younger girls, senior citizens, or classmates to share their new friendship-building skills, just as Troop 30188 did with their Movie Night.

Well done, girls!

Support girls who are changing the world on #GivingTuesday

GSWPA is joining charitable organizations from all over the globe by participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 29. This global movement celebrates and encourages giving back to the community organizations, like Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, that make a difference in the lives of your family and so many others.

Last year, more than $45,000 in financial assistance was awarded to 2,200 girls in western Pennsylvania so they could have these life-changing experiences with Girl Scouts. We rely largely on donations--both big and small--to make this possible.

Please consider kicking off your holiday giving season with an end-of-year charitable gift on or before #GivingTuesday, and help us bring Girl Scouting to more girls. We appreciate your support!

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