The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are welcoming their inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts on Sunday, the first since the organization began accepting girls in 2019.
Approximately 1,000 girls were slated to be a part of the first class, according to The Associated Press. Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout requires at least 21 merit badges, and Isabella Tunney, who is one of the new female Eagle Scouts, earned each of the 137 badges possible.
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“The quarantine helped a lot,” Tunney recounted to the AP. “I had a lot of time to spare.”
Tunney told the AP about how she always wanted to join the Boy Scouts, like her older