Group of Fairfield County girls make history as first of few female Eagle Scouts
A group of girls from
Fairfield County became some of the first females in the country to achieve the
highest program rank in Boy Scouts of America.
The girls of Troop 19 at Hoyt Training Camp say they hope they can be an
inspiration for other young girls.
"I hope that this can
show you that women can do whatever they set their minds to," says
Eagle Scout Evia Rodriguez.
The group says they call themselves Troop 19 in honor of the 19th Amendment,
which gave women the right to vote.
BSA first let girls
join in 2018. Only 6% of all members achieve the Eagle Scout rank.