4 Sacramento Girls Make History By Becoming Eagle Scouts

Four girls from the Sacramento area made history on Saturday, May 1, after becoming some of the first girls in the country to become Eagle Scouts, reports CBS13.

The rank has always been open to boys, but now for the first time in the organization's century of existence, young girls are eligible to achieve the rank.

Over 900 girls throughout the country are expected to earn the Eagle Scout rank this year.

Melissa Meux and Amyann Evans are among the first class of girls to receive the rank.

Evans joined the Boy Scouts in 2019, the year girls were first allowed in.

"I was in Girl Scouts since I was 5 and my brother was an Eagle Scout, and I thought the program was an amazing program and that it would be a great fit for me," Evans told CBS13.

"My daughter being in the first inaugural class is pretty amazing," said Evans' mother.

For Melissa Meux, becoming an Eagle Scout runs in the family.

"My father has Eagle rank, my uncle does as well, and so does my grandfather," Meux told CBS13. "And I thought it would be really cool if I got to be a part of that even if I was a girl."

Only 6% of scouts ever achieve the Eagle Rank due to the long list of requirements, including a service project that benefits the community.

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