Boy Scouts, recently rebranded to Scouts BSA, is forming new all-girls troops throughout the country, including Troop 1667 here in Rancho Peñasquitos. The troop is sponsored by St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, as is its partner boys’ troop, Troop 667. It is one of four all-girls troops forming in North County so far.

“I want to help start this troop to be able to offer my twin daughter and son each the same opportunities in Scouts BSA,” said Lori Bende, Troop 1667 Scoutmaster. Her son, Ronald is bridging over from Cub Scouts to Troop 667, as Rhoda is to Troop 1667. “The excitement and energy these girls have is amazing!”

Each Scouts BSA troop will consist of girls or boys, but troops will not be co-ed. Boy troops and girl troops may occasionally attend special activities together, but each troop will meet separately and work toward achievements in a single-gender environment.

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