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Way to Go Horn LakeTroop 10475!

Girl Scout Troop 10475 organized an Anti-Bullying Rally at Horn Lake Middle on Saturday, August 6 and receive lots of media (even national) attention for tackling the issue of bullying. We are very proud of our Girl Scouts!


Taking a Stand Against Bullying in Mississippi

The Desoto Times Tribune, MS, reports that "Bullying is Wrong" was the theme recently at the area's first anti-bullying rally at Horn Lake Middle School. Troop 10475 organized the day, promoting the message that bullying causes emotional and sometimes physical scars.

"We hope to learn and teach others that bullying is wrong and how hurtful it is," Girl Scout Volunteer Kelly Roberts said. "We just watched a video about cyberbullying. With Facebook and other types of social media, there is a chance that bullying will take place."

The rally was also attended by Horn Lake Fire and Police Departments and was held in conjunction with Girl Scouts recruiting efforts. Outside of the rally, a Facebook Page about bullying and suicide prevention has been set up, already drawing more than 1,061 people.

Last year, Girl Scout Dominique Napolitano testified at a Congressional Hearing on cyberbullying, alongside Dr. Phil and Others. In testimony to the U.S. House Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee, Napolitano, 15, from Long Island, New York, discussed cyberbulling from a teenager’s perspective.

How does your community take action against bullying?


Commercial Appeal Desoto

"Girl Scouts stand up to problem of bullies

Smart cookies rally for school year to start on a positive note."

Desoto Times Tribune

"Girl Scouts crusade to end bullying."


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