Girl Troop 1 - Meridian Idaho

About Girl Troop 1

First a little about Troop 1:

Our Boy Scout Troop and Girl Troop are sponsored by the American Legion Post #113. We are a scout led troop. That means that the Scouts “manage” the troop. Our Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters and other adult leaders are there for logistics and safety.

Troop 1 is also an “active” troop. We camp monthly and participate in local, state, and national activities. Through camping we offer everything from backpacking to winter camping. We also perform service projects throughout the year.

We are a secular troop. We are not directly affiliated with a specific religious organization. We combine tradition and activity to allow our Scouts to grow into leaders and good citizens.

Interested in joining us:

About Girl Troops within Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts):

FAQs about Girl Troops in general

This statement from Boy Scouts of America (still the parent association name) explains the recent decree regarding Girl Troops:

“The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America has confirmed a scheduled
February 1, 2019 launch date for the program to serve girls, ages 11-17. This timing is intended
to align with the programmatic timeline so that girls who join Cub Scouts in 2018 and will have
earned their Arrow of Light are able to cross over to a troop to continue their Scouting journey.
The Board also approved the option of a linked troop structure that would allow existing boy
troops and future girl troops the opportunity to be linked through a shared COR and troop
committee.”

Troop 1 will begin forming a Girl Troop as a linked troop under our American Legion Post #113 starting February 2019. As mentioned this enables young ladies who have just completed their Cub Scout journey by earning the Arrow of Light to continue their Scouting adventure. Any young ladies who are 11-17 are eligible to join the Girl Troop regardless of previous Cub Scout participation.

For more information regarding Girl Troops within Scouts BSA read the FAQs located HERE or the PDF version from the BSA HERE.