This year ushers in our Inaugural Class of Potential Female Eagles at the Denver Area Council! Every Eagle is a point of pride for the Council and we are pleased to announce that approximately two dozen young women are on track to be members of this year’s class! Meet one of these accomplished Scouts: Elizabeth Germain!
As soon as Scouting opened it’s doors to female Scouts, she was ready – helping start a girls troop (Troop 262) on February 1st, 2019. She helped build the troop into a success, and it now has a current roster of 11 active girls!
“We’re the pioneers of scouting. And so, we’re starting and really getting everything up and running. It’ll really help for us to have a close relationship and starting off as the first people of our troop.”Elizabeth, as quoted in an article by CBS News 4 Denver.
Elizabeth and the troop has fully embraced Scouting, having gone on Troop trips to places like the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Garden of the Gods. Elizabeth and a fellow Scout from the Troop even attended the World Jamboree last year!
Ms. Germain has been involved in Scouting since she was 14 years old. Her family has always been very involved in Scouts BSA and her father is even her Scoutmaster. She has also attended and staffed NYLT, and plans to do so again in 2021.
Despite the dynamic times of 2020, she had remained focused and set on her Scouting journey. Her Eagle Project even incorporated helping fight the pandemic: she raised money and created 500 masks for donation to Volunteers of America. She said she did this so as to “[help] those most vulnerable and support [her] community.”
“I have also had so much fun throughout my journey, and I am excited for what the future holds with Scouts!”Elizabeth Germain on the future of Scouting
As she reflects on the opportunity to earn her Eagle, she says “Scouting has helped me in so many ways – such as helping me gain confidence and leadership skills through all my experiences. Scouting has taught me so many life skills and I am so glad I had the opportunity to achieve Eagle.”
Please join the DAC in congratulating Elizabeth on a job well done!