At the official launch on Feb. 1, Chester County’s Troop 19 became one of the nation’s first all-girl Boy Scouts of America troops, according to a report from the Daily Local News.
Troop 19 enjoys the support Troop 52 of Marshallton, the Marshallton United Methodist Church, and Chester County Council. The troop was formerly the first all-girl troop under Boy Scouts of America in Chester County.
The troop has now been provided with a charter by the Chester County Council. It also received a congratulations letter from Bishop Peggy Johnson of the Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church.
During the ceremony, the troop promoted the 16 girls to Scout rank, with three girls transitioning from cub scouts. The youth leaders were also presented with a check for $800 by Doug Ginden, president of the United Methodist Men, to purchase camping equipment.
With the new Boy Scouts of America family-based program, girls ages 11 to 17 can also participate in local, council-wide, and national programs.
Read more about Troop 19 in the Daily Local News here.