The Adventure Awaits
For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women. Our Troop leaders and scouts believe so strongly in the BSA Scouting experience that we have started an all girl troop on Bainbridge Island. Our goal is to make scouting family friendly and help all our youth experience leadership training, exciting outdoor activities and the opportunity to earn Eagle Rank. The Scouts BSA provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” This program embodies the outdoor experiences and life lessons that the BSA provides. Most importantly, it provides the confidence, dedication, and passion each Scout discovers to lead a successful life.
Using the same Scouting program offered to boys, we deliver a separate program for girls 11 - 18 in which girls will be able to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. We will not change our existing program as they are relevant for both young men and women.
We will have the same Chartered organization, American Legion Hall and share the same committee, fundraiser and equipment, but each troop will have their own Scoutmaster and troop leadership who are all trained and held accountable to the Scout Youth Protection Guidelines. Troop meetings will be held at the same time and place as the boy troop with their own meeting space.
The Boy and Girl troops can plan events together as many troops currently do and can hold shared Courts of Honor. Our Chief Seattle Council and Orca District are prepared to run activities and summer camps for both boy and girl troops.