Wed July 11, 2012
Girl Scouts combat bullying in rock opera
Set in the halls of a fictional high school, I Am the Music: A Rock Operetta tackles the subject of cyber bullying, cliques and mean girls.
The production included 35 Girl Scouts from 23 cities around northern Illinois. Each girl auditioned and was chosen for the musical. Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is partnering with the filmmakers at Comtech Corporation to generate a video that raises awareness of how to stop bullying.
The film will be shown at scout community events this fall and next spring. It may also be used in schools around the area. The Girl Scouts of northern Illinois serves nearly 20,000 girls.