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Girl Scouts give back to their community as part of World Kindness Week


Girl Scout Troop 1330 from Leonardo celebrated World Kindness Week by participating in a global global Dance For Kindness flashmob in Red Bank. The flashmob featured over 200 people in Red Bank joining more than 12,000 people worldwide, all dancing at the same time.

"Our troop has been doing it for three years now. It is so rewarding," said Ruth Ann McBee, leader of the Girl Scout Junior troop. "Our girls love being involved with Kindness Week and  sharing what they learned with their family and their school."

Dance for Kindness is a movement that promotes unity and optimism around the world. Troop 1330's dance occured on World Kindness Day November 13, the start of World Kindness Week.

Lesson taught during World Kindness Week including teaching how people can look beyond themselves, beyond the boundaries of their country and beyond their culture, race and religion.

The Girl Scouts concluded their World Kindness Week activities November 18 in Middletown during Middletown Helps Its Own. The girls helped separate and box food for the holiday for those in need. 

"We are all citizens of the world and kindness is the common thread that unites us all," explained McBee. "I am so proud of my girls and they are so proud of themselves.  They may be children, but they can make a difference. They can create positive change in the people around them simply by using kindness."