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Remind your Scouts to combat bullying by showing kindness to their classmates

A Scout is Kind and prepared to help others in need.

We know that, but perhaps your Scouts’ classmates don’t. According to new BSA data, the biggest issue facing Generation Z (those born in the late 1990s to 2000s) is bullying. In a recent survey, 86% of youth polled ranked not being bullied as a daily priority.

The BSA is asking Scouts to wear their uniform to school Oct. 16, so they can show their classmates that they have an ally among them — someone who is friendly, helpful, brave and kind. By wearing their uniform, Scouts identify themselves to their peers that they are there to comfort and stand up for them.

Adults are asked to encourage this call to action with their family, pack, troop, ship or crew. Also on that day, Scouters and Scouts (with parental permission) can share inspirational stories of kindness on social media by using the hashtag #AScoutIsKind.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time for schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying.

How to stop bullying

For tips on how you and your Scouts can take on bullying, check out the following links:

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