PITTSBURGH — The Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts was commemorated this past week during the “birthday” of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout is the high rank you get in scouting and received by less than 10% of Scouts. Local young women are among that inaugural class, including two Latrobe sisters.
Elizabeth and Hannah Yothers became the first female Eagle Scouts in the Laurel Hills District and Westmoreland-Fayette Council of America’s Boy Scouts. The pair are founding members of Troop 1372, based at Calvary United Methodist Church in Ligonier. They helped form the Troop the first day that females were welcomed into Scouts BSA on Feb. 1, 2019.
“I’m very thankful blessed to be able to be a part of this experience,” said Hannah Yothers. “I mean, we’ve done stuff that I would never have like imagined that we do.”
A big part of becoming an Eagle Scout is planning and executing a service project at Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center. Elizabeth cleared and beautified the driveway along with creating educational signs made of recycled items. Hannah created a garden with recycled tires and built benches that convert to picnic tables for meetings at the center.
This achievement is unique for the Yothers, as they are actually triplets and now join their brother, who became an Eagle Scout in 2018. The sisters are already giving back to the BSA Scouting program and have signed on to be Assistant Scoutmasters.
The Yothers are making us Proud to be from Pittsburgh.