18-year-old becomes Darien's 1st female Eagle Scout

Lindsay Ferretti from Darien says she always wanted to be a Boy Scout.

News 12 Staff

Jan 10, 2022, 10:26 PM

Updated 925 days ago

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A local girl is the first in her town to reach the level of Eagle Scout.
Lindsay Ferretti from Darien says she always wanted to be a Boy Scout.
"I always wished I could participate at a younger age," said the 18-year-old. "I was always the little girl in the back of the room going to my brother's Cub Scout meetings to pick him up just so I could get a little sneak peek into how exciting and fun it was."
Ferretti joined Troop 219 in 2019 after Darien Scouts announced that its first all-girls troop. There are 16 girls in the troop, and Ferretti leads by example.
Troop leader Susie Flaherty was Lindsay's brothers Cub Scout leader.
"That's the beautiful thing about Scouting, is that it encourages Scouts to really explore their interests and themselves and they come out entirely different people. It's amazing to watch," said Flaherty.
Ferretti also works for the Noroton Heights Fire Department. She led a team to paint over 50 yellow fire hydrant markers on telephone poles to help firefighters find the closest hydrant in an emergency. That's how she earned the right to become Darien's first female Eagle Scout.
"It is such an honor to receive my Eagle Scout award just after two years of Scouting," said Ferretti.
She received the honor just before Christmas.
Ferretti wants other girls to know that this honor is not impossible to achieve, and it's not just for the boys.
Several other girls in the troop are now on track to become Eagle Scouts too.


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