Leaders chartering a girls troop
By WANDA GIBBS
Special to Atmore News
Starting back in February 2019 Boy Scouts changed their name to Scouts BSA and welcomed girls into their program.
According to the Be a Scout web page, “Scouts BSA is the traditional Scouting experience for youth 11-17 years old or in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement, and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as Scouts lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.”
Girls are now part of Scouts BSA and can now earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Cub Scouting is for youth in grades K-5.
Atmore currently has a Cub Scout Pack which meets every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 at First United Methodist Church on Pensacola Avenue. They meet from September to May.
Troop 26 (boys) meets every Monday night from 6:30 to 8 at the Scout Hut located at the corner of Craig and Carney.
Troop 26G (girls) will meet every Monday night from 6:30 to 8 at the Scout Hut located at the corner of Craig and Carney.
Troop 26G (Girls) has not yet been chartered. We need a few more interested girls to join us.
If you’re a girl and would like to become a charter member, we will pay your charter fee from now until September 30 for the first five girls who sign up.
If you’re a youth between kindergarten and high school boy or girl and want to be a scout, please contact Wanda Gibbs, 850-450-8079, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony Gibbs is Scoutmaster of Troop 26.
Wanda Gibbs will be Scoutmaster of Troop 26G.
Greg Babiak is Cubmaster of Pack 275.