Troop 890G, chartered to Lake Highlands United Methodist Church, celebrated its inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts on April 21, 2021. Eight young women were presented with their Eagle Scout pin and neckerchiefs at the ceremony.
After 107 years of offering Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs to boys only, Boy Scouts of America opened the door to girls a few years ago. Elementary-aged girls were allowed to join Cub Scouts in January 2018, and in February 2019, girls ages 10-17 could join Scouts BSA, which is the new name for the Boy Scout program.
Circle Ten Council has celebrated 18 female Eagle Scouts so far, with over half of them being from Troop 890G – a testament to a robust program, motivated youth, and dedicated adult volunteers. Only 6% of Scouts ever make it to the top. It takes at least 21 merit badges, a large service project and a commitment to leadership. These girls were set on proving that they were just as capable of doing everything that boys could accomplish.
Today there are over 3,000 girls involved in Scouting in Circle Ten Council. Nationwide, there are more than 108,000.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.