Girl Scouts in Montana and Wyoming are helping launch a national anti-bullying experience for middle school girls entitled “Be a Friend First.” Community Development Manager Desiree Young of the Council’s Girl Scout office says the program is to include girls in Jackson Hole Middle School and other nearby schools. She says the program is intended to be pro-active, seeking to prevent bullying by offering social and leadership skills to participating girls. She also says the program is specific to girls who tend to engage in relationally aggressive behavior rather than the physical aggression exhibited by boys. The program also offers activities and nurturing of healthy relationships as well as skills to help disarm a bully when a situation arises. Jackson launches its own “Be a Friend First” program next month with the distribution of information and registration taking place online.