Seventeen members of Williamson County’s first all-female Scouts BSA Troop attended the inaugural all-female camporee in the Middle Tennessee Council this past weekend at the Latimer Reservation in Spencer, Tenn.
In total, more than 100 scouts from nine Middle Tennessee troops participated in the event. Troop 15 was chartered by Christ Community Church in Franklin on February 1, 2019 and now has 23 youth members and several experienced leaders.
On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America began admitting girls into Scouts BSA, a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that focuses on character development, citizenship training and personal fitness. For more information about family scouting, visit https://www.scouting.org/familyscouting/.
At the camporee, Scouts participated in numerous skill development workshops including first aid, fire safety, orienteering, knot tying, citizenship and bullying-prevention. Despite the sub-freezing temperatures, scouts cheerfully worked as a troop and in patrols to prepare meals and performed a skit at the closing campfire program.
“I’m extremely proud of our scouts and how well they worked together this weekend. The young women of Troop 15 have already shown their willingness to work hard on their achievements and to build strong relationships with each other. I’m excited for the future of this troop and for these young women,” said Donald Smith, Scoutmaster.
The troop is planning its next outing to the Stone Door in South Cumberland State Park in April.
Scouts BSA Troop 15 meets at Christ Community Church on Monday nights at 7 p.m. For more information on Troop 15, please email Troop15Info@gmail.com or visit a troop meeting.