Posted at: 09/15/2013 6:10 PM
Local Girl Scouts Focus on Kindness
(ABC 6 News)-- For four Mantorville girl scouts, kindness is always the answer.
“It’s a fact of life for every person, no matter what the age,” said Chris Lannin, troop leader of the Mantorville-Kasson 8th Grade Cadets.
“We want to try to make people aware and thought if they’re too busy being kind they won’t have time to bully,” said Lannin.
The troop is painting the towns orange, a color symbolizing anti-bullying, by tying ribbons around local poles and trees, and selling t-shirts with an anti-bullying message.
“We think it’s the most important thing our community needs to fix,” said Taya Lindquist, one of the Cadets.
“We’re just trying to put more kindness in the air,” said Dani Lannin, also a Cadet.
The message of kindness does not end when the troop meeting adjourns. They are celebrating Kindness Week Sept. 29-Oct. 5, and promoting it within their school and in a parade.
“We hope people will be more open to meeting others, to not judge people by their covers, to actually open the book and find out who people are instead of just bullying them for no reason,” said Cadet AuDreya Fish.
They also want to lend a hand to those who may be afraid to help themselves.
“I try to help them or I go talk to them and say ‘you should go tell somebody because that’s not right,’” said Cadet Riley Strain.
Ribbons and shirts are all around, all in an act of kindness.