The Boy Scouts of America has a long history. As a matter of fact, Monday, February 8, the organization celebrated 111 years in operation. Monday was also a big day for the group for another reason.

Two years after The Boy Scouts of America started to allow girls to join, a whole bunch of the Jersey Shore's finest earned the highest rank possible - Eagle Scout.

This is a very big achievement for both boys and girls and isn't an easy accomplishment.

One must earn at least 21 merit badges. Badges are earned for activities including camping, personal fitness, swimming, hiking, or cycling, first aid, cooking, family life, and emergency preparedness.

An Eagle Scout must demonstrate adherence to the Scout Oath by following laws, demonstrating service to the community, and showing leadership.

I'm proud to introduce you to four powerful girls right here from Monmouth and Ocean counties that have achieved Eagle Scout status.

MEET THE JERSEY SHORE GIRLS MAKING HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE EAGLE SCOUTS

We are so proud of these young women. Congratulations! Do you know someone who is interested in being a Scout? Get more information, here.

[source and quotes: Asbury Park Press]

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