Statistics show that when a girl is bullied, 85% of the time nobody steps in to help her. With October serving as National Bullying Prevention Month, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines encourages girls to close that gap by providing programming that educates girls on recognizing the intervening in bullying situations.
With over a century of experience in building girls of courage, confidence, and character, Girl Scouts continues to be the preeminent leadership development program for girls in grades kindergarten through twelve and encourages girls to stand up for what they believe in.
Aside from discussions at troop meetings about bullying situations, Girl Scouts also offers The Be a Friend First (BFF) program where girls are educated on leading a positive change in their schools and communities by identifying bullying behavior and setting up to put an end to the situation.
The BFF program helps girls build the valuable skills they need to develop healthy relationships, prevent bullying behavior, and become peacemakers in their schools and communities. The Girl Scout program also explores issues like peer pressure, stereotypes, gossip, and cliques through role playing, creative writing, games, and discussion exercises. BFF inspires girls to lead one another—with friendship.
Girl Scouts offers amazing experiences and opportunities for girls across the 41-county footprint to build essential skills and take the lead like a Girl Scout. With programs, such as the BFF Program, there are endless opportunities for every girl to participate.
For more information please visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 1-800-284-4475.