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Band Against Bullying

Posted by:   Troop 63163 on Mar 6, 2012
Town:         Ledyard
Troop:        63153

What issue did your Take Action project address?
The girls in troop 63153 wanted to "spread awareness that bullying hurts." Olivia S.

The project was inform bullies how there actions hurt others and to let victims know they are not alone. By joining together we can "band against bullying".

What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
The girls in the troop asked the school principal if the theme of January's all school meeting could be about bullying. In the week leading up to the all school meeting, one scout spoke about what it means to be a bully or how to prevent bullying during the morning announcements. They asked the principal to talk a little about what a bully is and how to prevent bullying during the all school meeting.

As a part of the all school meeting, the girls in the troop performed a skit titled "Lace up Against Bullying" in which students wore purple and orange shoe laces to show support for a student who was bullied because she had different colored shoe laces. Before the assembly the scouts asked all students sign a pledge to band against bullying. In exchange the students received a purple and orange silicon bracelet that says band against bullying. The pledges signed by the students were strung together to make a paper chain that went around the gymnasium.

The assembly concluded with the students crumpling up a small piece of paper and then trying to flatten it back to its original condition.

What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The students learned that words and actions can hurt. Even if you apologize the mark remains. The students banded together to prevent bullying in there school.

"Our whole school community helped by raising awareness that bullying is wrong." Mikayla F.

What did you learn from the experience?
"I learned that with teamwork, you can make a difference and make people think about what people are doing to themselves, the victim, and the world around them." Jolie S.

"I learned that no one should bully because someone is strange or different from you. That's who they are and you should not judge someone on how they look of act." Miranda C.

"No matter if it's at home or school, bullying makes bruises that always stay. Bullying is not ok." Summer C.

If someone is being bullied and you don't tell, you are just as guilty as the bully" Amanda M.

"Strength is in numbers." Joy C.

"To make things happen, you need cooperation." Korrin P.

"Bullying hurts everyone." Katherine D.

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