Oak Ridge’s first feminine Eagle Scout expands church’s neighborhood backyard


Haley Snyder, a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and at present a freshman on the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, is the primary feminine in Oak Ridge to have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. She is a member of Troop 42G of the Boy Scouts of America, which is chartered by First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge. 

In 2019, the Boy Scouts of America modified its insurance policies to permit women to kind their very own Scouts BSA troops and comply with the trail to Eagle Scout. The session of the Oak Ridge church voted that yr to assist Troop 42 in forming a feminine troop.

Haley’s Eagle Scout venture was to increase the church’s neighborhood backyard by constructing fenced-in backyard plots beside the church’s Education constructing, which homes the Early Head Start of Anderson County program. “The new garden consists of seven garden beds, each 4 feet by 16 feet, and a chain link fence surrounding it,” Haley stated.

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