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Cate Tucker ’24 Becomes First Girl to Earn Eagle Scout Rank in Greenwich Council

Cate Tucker ’24 was featured in the Greenwich Free Press as the first girl to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in the entire Greenwich Council. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Scouts BSA, requiring a total of 21 merit badges and a proven demonstration of Scout Spirit, service, and leadership. In addition to being a local first, the honor is personally meaningful for Cate as her great grandfather, grandfather, father and brother are all Eagle Scouts.

A key requirement for the Eagle scout rank is the development, leadership, and completion of an extensive service project. Cate’s Eagle project was building and installing a new kiosk in the Babcock Preserve to display information on park safety, maps, environmental regulations, and lost-and-found locations. Cate’s troop worked a collective 202 hours to create the kiosk, which was a much-needed replacement after a downed tree damaged the previous one. Cate also completed a 32-page report on the service project.

Cate has been an active scout since 2019–she was one of seven girls who founded Troop 7 with Don Mitchell as their Scout Master. She is proud to have two younger sisters in the troop, following in her footsteps, and she hopes her leadership creates pathways for future troop members. An outdoor enthusiast who has hiked 28 national parks, Kate hopes to study Environmental Science in college. She also has an interest in pursuing East Asian studies.

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