Not ‘My Grandfather’s Boy Scout Troop’: It’s Now for Girls, Too
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Boy Scout Troop 222 gathered last month at the Aspen Knolls Estate clubhouse on Staten Island for its annual induction ceremony. One 13-year-old recruit stepped across the ceremonial bridge, recited the Scout Law and swore the Boy Scouts of America oath, right hand lifted into the three-fingered salute.
Then she smiled.
Lora Panepinto, an eighth grader, is one of the first girls in New York City to be o...