First all girl troop in San Diego County in Scouts BSA

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Boy Scouts of America is now welcoming girls into their organization as separate troops. Scouts BSA offers the same programming and opportunity for girls to earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Friday night across the council and country, the Boy Scouts of America is launching Scouts BSA.

An all-female troop provides give young women an opportunity to develop leadership skills, outdoor adventures and the opportunity to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout following the same program outline that their brother troops have followed for over a century.

Troop 1667 Kick Off Meeting is TONIGHT Feb 1, 2019 at 6:30pm at St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.

Troop 1667 will meet weekly on Monday nights at 7:00pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.

Scouts BSA’s website says the program is not co-ed.

“The leadership of the BSA determined that the best way to welcome girls and serve today’s families was to offer a unique model that builds on the proven benefits of our single-gender program, while also providing character and leadership opportunities for both boys and girls,” according to Scouts BSA website.

Additional troops are forming the county beginning this month. Check the San Diego Imperial Council website at sdicbsa.org and Nationally at scouting.org/ScoutsBSA or BeAScout.org where families can learn more about joining Scouting BSA.

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