Boy Scouts of America mandates anti-bully tactics


Fox News
DALLAS — As far as the Boy Scouts of America is concerned, knowing how to confront a bully is now as important as mastering a slip knot.

For the first time in the 97-year history of the nation’s largest youth organization, newcomers must show they have learned Scout-approved ways to avoid being pushed around and called names, if they want to advance through the ranks.

Shaken down for your lunch money? Tell the bully how it hurts. Called a crater face? The 2008 Boy Scout Handbook recommends this comeback: “So what if I have a face full of zits. What’s it to you?”

“We’ve always emphasized bullying — how to recognize it, how to prevent it,” said Jim Terry, assistant chief executive of the Boy Scouts. “This is just a reinforcement of those principles.”
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