Nearly 1,000 Young Girls Become First Female Eagle Scouts

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The inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts has just been sworn in as the first girls to ever be part of the organization. Collectively, the young women have over 30,000 merit badges and have accumulated 130,000 hours of community service during the pandemic. 

Nearly 1,000 young women were inducted from around the world, some even as far as Asia and Europe. Eagle Scouts are the highest-ranking level of the Boy Scouts of America, now called simply Scouts BSA to reflect the shift. 

The two most intensive requirements to earn the Eagle Scout classification are organizing a public service project and earning at least 21 merit badges. Some of the young girls, however, went way beyond the requirement. Isabella Tunney, a 16-year-old Eagle Scout from St. Paul, Minnesota, earned every single merit badge available—137 in total.

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