In February 2019 the Boy Scouts of America allowed girls 11 – 18 years old to join their core program, Boy Scouts, and renamed the program Scouts BSA. Here in our little village of Cimarron, five young ladies formed Scouts BSA Troop 68 for girls. They are a linked Troop with Scouts BSA Troop 68 for boys. My wife and I volunteer with the girl’s Troop.
On, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the girls held their first-ever Court of Honor, an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of each of the girls over the last year. You might notice in the photos that there are more than five girls present. The Troop has grown by a couple of young ladies, one that transferred to the Troop from a Troop in Utah and another that crossed-over from Cub Scout Pack 68 last May. The Troop will grow again in about two weeks when three new girls will cross-over from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA.
As an Eagle Scout myself, and the father of a couple of girls that would have loved this opportunity, I am very excited to see what these girls will accomplish in the program. I always thought allowing girls in Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA was long overdue, particularly since girls ages 14 – 21 have been a part of the Explorer/Venturing program since the early 1970s.