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Scouts BSA Program Now Available In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2019 - 6:48am

Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2 at a recent meeting. Courtesy photo

 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

This  month, the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls from fifth grade through high school into a newly named program called Scouts BSA, which allows girls the opportunities boys have, including becoming Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

The move comes a year after girls from first to fifth grade were allowed to join Cub Scouts.

The Scouts BSA program is now available in Los Alamos. Holly Trellue leads Troop 2 for girls only, ages 11 to 17. The troop meets 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos at 715 Diamond Dr.

A longtime Boy Scout leader, Trellue said she likes what BSA has to offer.

“Now that I have a daughter this age, I wanted her to have the experience, too,” Trellue said.

Outdoor opportunities, including the chance to go to adventure camp, and developing leadership skills will be at the center of the troop’s activities, Trellue said.

“My goal is to help girls stay involved and have leadership opportunities,” Trellue said. “This gives girls a chance to grow.”

Trellue stressed that Girl Scouts is also a fine program. Girls will now have another choice and should pick what suits them best, she said.

“Scouting isn’t like a sport where you just do one thing,” Trellue said. “There’s a wide range of activities.”

Trips around the Southwest will be part of the fun.

“I want girls to be able to go on adventures they wouldn’t normally do with their families,” she said. “Kids like to have adventures with their friends.”

The girls will plan their own activities and decide on outings and what they want to do at meetings, Trellue said. “If girls stay engaged, they will learn important lifelong skills.”

Those interested in participating in the new troop may contact Trellue at htwoof@gmail.com, or 505.670.6256.


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