Long Island Teens Part Of Inaugural Class Of Female Eagle Scouts

A huge honor for some young ladies on Long Island. The teens are part of the first class of female Eagle Scouts, which is part of Boy Scouts of America.

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- What an honor for some young ladies on Long Island. Three teenagers are part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, which is part of Boy Scouts of America. Today, they received a congratulatory proclamation and a certificate outside Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. They are part of Troop 186 of Wantagh and have been working toward their Eagle Scout for two years, earning a minimum of 21 merit badges.

JULIA KIRPALANI: Excited and really happy that we get to set an example for a new generation of Scouting. Because this is setting a precedent for all other female Eagles to come after us. So it's really honoring.

- The Eagle Scout award is the highest rank in the Scouting program. It's achieved by only 6% of all Boy Scouts.