October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although it is hard to define exactly what bullying is, most agree it happens when:
- The behavior hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally.
- The targets have difficulty stopping the behavior directed at them, and struggle to defend themselves.
- Many definitions include a statement about the “imbalance of power,” described as when the student with the bullying behavior has more “power,” either physically, socially or emotionally, such as a higher social status, is physically larger or emotionally intimidating.
The 2014 National Young Women of Distinction application and nomination form is now available.
National Young Woman of Distinction (NYOWD) is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose final projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge that related to a national and/or global issue.
Any Girl Scout who completed her Girl Scout Gold Award from May 1, 2012 to March 1, 2014 is eligible to apply to her Girl Scout council for nominee consideration.
Each council reviews the applications they receive, and selects up to three nominees. Councils are responsible for submitting their nominations to GSUSA by March 31, 2014. A panel of corporate and community leaders will assist GSUSA in choosing the ten NYWOD from the pool of nominees to be announced next summer.
Applications must be received at GSCP2P no later than March 15, 2014 for consideration. Questions? E-mail Jenny Sliker, Senior Program Manager.