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Four San Antonio teens among nation’s first female Eagle Scouts

Only 6% of scouts attain Eagle Scout. They should progress via Scouting’s seven ranks, earn at the least 21 benefit badges and serve in management positions

SAN ANTONIO — Four native younger girls are making historical past. They are a part of the nation’s first female Eagle Scouts. 

“It’s like notifying you you’ve worked your hardest to be the best person you could be,” mentioned Angel Gonzales.

Gonzales, Michelle Bourland, Medwyn Guajardo and Gayle Hende are among 200 younger girls who joined the Alamo Area BSA when the Boy Scouts opened the group to girls two years in the past.

They have accomplished all necessities to achieve the best rank of the group.

“I’ve done so much to get to this point, but it’s just a small step in the things that I want to do,” mentioned Medwyn Guajardo.

Only six % of scouts attain Eagle Scout.  They should progress via Scouting’s seven ranks, earn at the least 21 benefit badges and serve in management positions.  

“I would like to be president of the United States.” mentioned Guajardo. 

She the boldness and braveness she’s realized via changing into an Eagle Scout will assist her obtain her targets.

Eagle scouts even have to finish a big group service project.

“My Eagle project was renovating and refurbishing the changing tables at Camp Camp which is a camp for disabled children and young adults to go to,” mentioned Michelle Bourland.

Bourland hopes to personal a veterinary apply.

“Being an Eagle Scout will help me with that because it has taught me leadership skills,” mentioned Bourland.

Gayle Hende needs to turn out to be an FBI agent. She earned all 131 benefit badges.

“It was certainly a lot of work, a lot of weekdays after I do school work and a lot of weekends when I’m not doing mentoring or other things. It’s been worth it.”

“This is a great opportunity for the young ladies that want to grow into great leaders,” mentioned BSA Alamo Area Council Scout Executive Michael De Los Santos.

They’ve put their simply earned Eagle Scout abilities to make use of this week.

“Recently I’ve lost water in my house and there is a 17-month old who is sick in my house right now.  With all my scouting and training and my ability to just kind of take disaster and stressful situation and to handle them calmly. I’ve been able to kind of help keep my family safe,” mentioned Gonzales.

This Sunday, these trailblazers will be part of with the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts throughout the nation in a digital occasion on Facebook.