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First BSA Girls Troop Meeting Held In Troy

Members and adult leaders of Troop 8038 — Standing, L-R:  Abby Tourville, Scoutmaster Bobbi Burg, Meredith Whetstone, Committee Chair Christy Carter, Committee Member Danny Hellrung, Allison Dempsey, and Committee Member Kristin Dempsey. Kneelingk L-R: Brianna Carter, and Payton Anderson.

History was made in Troy on Tuesday evening, February 12, when Scouts BSA Troop 8038, the first Scouts BSA Troop in Troy for girls, held their inaugural meeting. The meeting began with the traditional opening: posting of the colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and recitation of the Scout Oath. After a short introduction from Scoutmaster Bobbi Burg, the Troop began activities to work on their first Scout rank badge. At the conclusion of the planned activities, the meeting ended with the traditional closing: recitation of the Scout Law, Outdoor Code, administrative announcements, and retiring of the colors.

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one- of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the chance to earn

Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Troop 8038 is the first Scouts BSA Troop for girls in Troy.

Scouts BSA accepts new youth members all year-round. There are four Scouts BSA Troops in Troy: Troop 8038 (girls), Troop 1038 (boys), Troop 1226 (boys), and Troop 1091 (boys). Troops 1038 and 8038 are chartered by the Troy Lions Club. Troop 1091 is chartered by VFW Post 977.

Troop 1226 is chartered by the Troy Methodist Church. For joining information for any of the Troops, please contact Kevin Buhr at kevin.buhr@scouting.org.

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