The leader of BSA Troop 163 in Sturbridge spoke with us recently about her troop. Chrissy Chamberland leads this troop of girls serving female youth ages 11-17. Established in 2019 and chartered by the American Legion Post 109 in Sturbridge, Chrissy listed the troop’s impressive achievements during their first year.
The troop’s aims are Character Development, Citizenship, Fitness, and Leadership and currently have 12 scouts participating. Nationally, there are 29,776 girls in Scouts BSA with 3,198 troops for girls. Some troops have both boys and girls.
Troop member Kalea Gormley reviewed the troop’s numerous activities and camping night opportunities. Concluding the presentation, Chrissy spoke candidly about the challenges she faced when she first started the troop, however, girls in BSA are more widely recognized and accepted now. It was obvious to the Rotarians at the meeting that Troop 163 under Chrissy’s leadership will continue to grow and accomplish great things.