Re: Female Eagle Scouts?
Anthony Mako (ajmako@NLS.NET)
Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:36:32 -0400
<Henry Kramer said>
At our last Troop Committee meeting one parent asked if a female could
become an Eagle Scout? Since girls can join Explorer Posts and Explorers
can advance in rank, is there anything prohibiting a girl from advancing to
the rank of Eagle? If not, have there been any female Eagle Scouts?
No, female members of the BSA cannot become Eagle Scouts. Yes, they can join
Explorer (Venturing) units, but they cannot join Boy Scout Troops. In order
for an Explorer (Venturer) to continue advancing toward Eagle he must have
earned First Class in a troop. So the answer to your final question is no,
there haven't been any female Eagle Scouts who earned the award legally.
That doesn't mean there aren't women out there wearing the award or claiming
to have earned it. It just means they didn't earn it according to BSA
To be fair, though, I should point out that there are probably just as many
men out there who wear or claim to have earned the award without earning it.
A. J. Mako, firstname.lastname@example.org , Scoutmaster Troop 381
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