Eastchester girl scouts analyzed the topic of bullying at the Eastchester Cabin on Highland Avenue. The six and seven-year-old members of the Daisy Troop had two special guests on hand who drove the message home.
Audrey Weitz, the founder of SpeakNicely.com, talked about how people can spread goodwill through the words that they choose. Also at the event was local hairstylist Danielle Schepesi. Schepesi gave all of the girl scouts teal-colored hair extensions. The extensions represent the concept of anti-bullying.
Girl Scout Co-Leader Erin Baker says she wanted to hone in on two important topics.
"(It's about) being responsible for what I say and do and being strong and courageous," said Baker. "This translates to six to seven-year-old girls, in my opinion, as anti-bullying awareness and the power of positive words."
In addition to listening to the two speakers' talks Wednesday night, the girls, who attend Waverly Elementary, took part in activities that drove home the topic. One activity entailed writing something positive down about their fellow girl scouts.