On August 25, 2021, Bethany H. became the first Scout of Troop 1920 to earn the Eagle Scout award. This is a remarkable achievement, because as few as 2 1/2 years ago, young women did not even have the opportunity to earn the prestigious award, or even to partcipate in, what was at the time, the Boy Scouts program, or as it is now known, the Scouts BSA program.
This is also a remarkable achievement, showing Bethany’s own dedication to have earned this award in just 30 months, with many who earn this award taking over six years to learn these skills and complete these requirements. Over these 30 months she, and the other Scouts of Troop 1920 have learned many basic Scouting and camping skills, cooking, citizenship, first aid, and leadership. She has then taken these skills and applied them both within the troop serving in roles of Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, and applied these skills in her daily life at School, in her job, at her church and with her family.
We are all very proud of her achievement.
The Scouts BSA has a saying … “Once and Eagle, always an Eagle”, and this is very true. These skills will always be a part of her life, and we look forward to learning of the journey that they help to take her on.
L. Pranger, Committee Chair, Troop 1920.