MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A teenage girl from Martha’s Vineyard has become the first young woman to earn the rank of Eagle Scout for the Cape and Islands chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports Ingrid Moore, 17, of Chilmark achieved the scouts’ highest rank in just about two years. The Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls in 2019.
To earn the rank, a scout has to earn 21 merit badges at a minimum.
Moore told the Martha’s Vineyard Times that she used the COVID-19 pandemic to her favor.
"I was able to meet with merit badge counselors online," she told the paper. "I was able to take advantage of that, and it helped me."
Moore is not the only scout in her family. Her dad is an Eagle Scout, and her brother began cub scouts when he was five.
WBZ NewsRadio's Rob Woodard reports