Council gets its first female president, plus more positive news this week in Scouting


Amy Garbrick has been named the first female president of the Mountaineer Area Council in Morgantown, West Virginia. Garbrick has played a significant role in starting and growing Cub Scout and Scouts BSA units in the council since 2013, including an all-female Scout troop that she started herself.

She says she has found success by emphasizing Scouting’s inclusivity and importance for both boys and girls in teaching valuable life skills.

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Cub Scouts honored for saving grandfather’s life

Christopher and William Schroeder of Clarksville, Tennessee, received the BSA’s Medal of Merit at Cub Scout Pack 503’s blue and gold banquet for their bravery in saving their grandfather’s life when he suffered a cardiac arrest. William was also named Middle Tennessee Council Cub Scout of the Year. The brothers’ quick actions and calm demeanor, including performing CPR and guiding emergency responders, highlight the valuable life skills taught in Scouting.

Read more about this story from the Clarksville website.

Granville gets its first female Eagle Scout

Edi Fisher, a junior at Granville High School in Granville, Ohio, has become the town’s first female Eagle Scout. It was Edi’s father, Ken Fisher, who helped establish a new troop for girls in Granville. Edi completed a community service project that involved building bluebird nesting boxes. Her Eagle Scout ceremony on Jan. 28 marked a significant moment for the entire community.

Read more about this story from the Newark Advocate website.

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Sheniece Chappell is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.