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Local Scout Troop Among the First in the Nation to Welcome Girls

Girls in the Germantown/Montgomery Village area will be among the first in the country welcomed into the Boy Scouts of America’s iconic program this month with the launch of Troop 1920, sponsored by BPO Elks Lodge #15, of Rockville.

Last year, more than 77,000 girls and their families joined BSA’s Cub Scout program when it opened to both boys and girls ages 5-10 in response to years of requests from families. And this year BSA is honored to offer young women and young men ages 11-17 the opportunity to join Scouts BSA, the program previously known as Boy Scouts. The organization first announced it would be welcoming girls into its programs in 2017.

“This moment officially opens the benefits of the entire BSA Scouting program to the whole family,” said Alex Pranger, Committee Chair. “I’m honored to now offer the same adve