Thursday, March 30, 2017

Girl Scout Day with the Harlem Globetrotters

Nearly 200 Girl Scouts enjoyed a Sunday afternoon with the Harlem Globetrotters during the Norfolk-stop on their 2017 World Tour. Prior to the game, Firefly, known for holding the record for most consecutive 4-pointers made by a Globetrotter, met with the Girl Scouts and a group of Boy Scouts to talk about the ABCs of Bullying Prevention.

The program, which was designed in coordination with the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV), focuses on teaching children about Action, Bravery and Compassion. During the interactive program, Firefly talked to the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts about how to take a stand against bullying behaviors.

Firefly also went over the types of bullying, including physical, verbal and cyber, and gave the children in the audience an opportunity to share ways that they can take action against bullying behaviors that they witness or experience. After learning about the ABCs of Bullying Prevention, the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts enjoyed watching the Harlem Globetrotters take on the World All-Stars.

An estimated six out of 10 teens witness bullying at least once a day. Both the Harlem Globetrotters and the Girl Scouts believe that reaching children with bullying prevention tips early in their lives can teach valuable lessons in character and empathy. Through The ABCs of Bullying Prevention, the Harlem Globetrotters hope to show children that they can offer support to one another to help stop bullying.