Boy Scouts of America in Bloomington is opening its arms to let new members join their ranks.
Tuesday night the W. D. Boyce Council showcased the very first all girl, Boy Scout Troop.
and leaders say the new members could be the start of something great here in the Twin Cities.
“I got the sense that they were ready for a challenge,” said Lee Shaw Jr. Scout Director for the W. D. Boyce Council. “They were ready to seize the moment and this opportunity, to begin something much greater than themselves.”
Earlier this year Boy Scouts of America announced they will be shattering the all male mold to include any females who would want to be a part of the organization.
Scoutmaster Schmidt Litwiller will be heading the all girl troop. She says shes happy to show her daughter what her son has already learned.
“It hurt her all the time to watch us go out and go do the campouts, the meetings and everything else,” said Schmidt Litwiller. “I remember the day she looked at me and said well, I want to earn Eagle and my heart broke as a mother and as a scout leader to know that she wasnt able to have that oppurtunity.”
Leaders say they aren’t trying to set any trends or break the headlines but another all girl boy scouts troop was just created in Canton.