Girl Scouts continue anti-bullying message
by PI Staff
May 16, 2013 | 1337 views | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Girl Scouts from Troop 170 are working to earn their Silver Award. To achieve their aim, the girls have spent the past year planning a free community event that involved local organizations, information about bullying and fun and games.

The daylong “We R 1”event took place in the downtown parks on Saturday, May 4.

The troop chose bullying as their topic of focus because one of the Girl Scouts in Troop 170 — Ariel Escobar — had been bullied to the point of wanting to end her life.

“It was a huge success, with a bigger impact than the 100 people we reached on our event day,” Angela Kraft, troop leader, said this week. “Our troop was invited to present our anti-bullying campaign at a couple of future events, and we were invited to address the council at our local City Council meeting this past Tuesday (May 7).”

Ariel Escobar addressed the crowd with a speech about her experience as part of the event during the City Council meeting. Many spectators were brought to tears. Kraft reports that the troop will soon finish paperwork for the Silver Award and will continue the anti-bullying campaign.

Links to speeches: and

For information: Angela Kraft, Leader of Troop 170, 620-6605

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May 16, 2013
Great Job Girls Scout ! troop 170 it was a great event !

There is a Bully Free and Proud to Be Tree displayed in Patterson's City Hall By the Patterson Palm City Reapers Youth Football & Cheer Org. And their inviting the whole community to take the BULLY FREE PLEDGE an fill the tree

If interested call 1-855-REAPERS

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