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Girl Scouts plan anti-bullying event at MCC

CRYSTAL LAKE – Sometimes it can be hard for girls to stand up for what they believe in or say what they really think when bullies are around.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois plans to empower girls with “Be a Friend, Not a Bully” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. The workshop will be led by volunteers from the McHenry County College chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

This girls-only event will teach girls how to stand strong against bullies. They will receive tips on how to stand up for their beliefs and how to help themselves or others who are being bullied.

Participants will see how American Girl Chrissa Maxwell deals with the “Mean Bees” at her new school during a screening of “An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.” Girls also will take the SHINE pledge and create accessories to show they won’t stand for bullying.

The program is open to all girls in grades two and three.

The program fee is $10 per girl and $3 per adult. The fee includes a No Bullying patch, pizza and a drink. There is an additional, one-time of $12 fee for non-Girl Scouts, which registers participants as Girl Scouts, allowing them to participate in this program and many others.

The registration deadline is Wednesday. To register, call Brooke Radford-Knight at 847-741-5521, ext. 7147, or email her at


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