All-girl troop joins ranks of Boy Scouts

Lancaster

Some of the first girls in America to achieve scout ranking with the Boy Scouts were initiated Friday in Lancaster County.

Ten members of BSA Girls’ Troop 82 of Brownstown went on a late-night hike and officially earned their Scout rank at midnight.

Two of the girls have wanted to be in Boy Scouts with their brother for a decade.

“It means the entire world,” new scout Lyndsey Nedrow said. “We’ve been advocating for this change for years. For the past couple of years, we’ve always felt like a shadow on the wall. My sister and I always have come to the meetings and campouts, but now we can feel welcome in the program we’ve been a part of with our whole family.”

The troop is for girls who wish to pursue the Eagle Scout rank. The scouts are going on their first camping trip this weekend.

The only other all-girl BSA troop is in Guam.

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