Members of Cadette troop 745 recently performed a skit on Anti-Bullying during their Service Unit Awards Ceremony. While working on the AMAZE Journey the girls learned about first impressions, stereotypes, cliques, conflicts and fostering friendships. The girls created the skit to demonstrate how they understood these concepts and, to stand up and take action. They originally wanted to present their skit to younger troops, however the service unit management team thought everyone in the community could benefit from the skit.
When asked what they learned from the AMAZE Journey, troop members had this to say:
“Think of your actions before you do it especially if it’s going to hurt someone’s feelings.” – Alecia Jimenez, 6th grade
“It is never ok to bully or to be bullied.” – Anaya Jimenez, 6th grade
“One act of kindness can go a long way.” – Randi Hunter, 6th grade
“You should never be a bystander if you see someone being bullied.” – Densandrea Garrick, 6th grade
Each of these girls’ sentiment is reflective of what Girl Scouts is about—being a sister to every Girl Scout; being responsible for what you say and do; and, being helpful and respectful. Interim GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo shared his sentiment in her recent statement:
Girl Scouts has truly been…a place where girls can, must, and will feel safe to explore their potential, learn new skills, make lifelong friends, and tap into their potential for the leadership that our world so desperately needs. In today’s environment, some of our girls may be experiencing certain pressures and anxieties; they may feel unsure, confused, or even threatened.
Our role is to support and encourage every girl…. Girl Scouts is about the girl she is and the woman and leader she has the potential to become….We stand for being honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, and courageous and strong. We stand for sisterhood. And we stand for making the world a better place, one girl at a time.