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Carl Junction Girl Scouts take on bullying

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Girl Scouts in Carl Junction are on a mission to stop bullying.

Girl Scout Troop 61024 in Carl Junction is working on its Bronze Award Project that requires 20 hours working together on a joint effort.

The troop chose to take on bullying, attacking the problem using all forms of communication beginning with school announcements.

Using morning announcements, the Scouts share bullying scenarios to help students understand how their actions can be hurtful  to others.

They also spread their message posting signs around school.

Their decision to tackle the problem stemmed from their own experiences.

Their troop leader, Lisa Nelson, says the girls learned the difference between bickering or friends fighting and the repetitiveness of bullying, and then how to stop it.

"The other part of it is you're going to face conflict,  if you're going to call bullying what it is and tell a bully, bullier, that their behavior is inappropriate, and the girls are not equipped yet  to really handle conflict, so we worked on and did a lot of role play about how you would say 'no' to a bully or how you would intervene to help someone," says Nelson.

Counselors say it helps for students to hear the anti-bullying message from their peers.

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