On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Seneca District of the NCAC held its regular Eagle Boards of Review and passed its first female Eagle Scout – Bethany H.
Bethany is a member of Troop 1920 in Montgomery Village, MD. 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 participate in, what was at the time, the Boy Scouts program, now called Scouts BSA.
Bethany’s dedication allowed her to earn this award in just 30 months, while many who earn this award take 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.