Troop 19

Troop 19 of the Chester County Council officially became one of the nation's first female Scouts BSA troops on February 1, 2019.

Prior to that, operating as a BSA Explorer Club between June 2018 and February 2019, we visited five states, three National Parks, and two scout reservations -- camping once a month and engaging in monthly service projects, weekly meetings, and staffing two major Cub Scout events.

We have chosen “19” as our unit number to memorialize the year we became a troop. Also, the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote so it signifies a movement forward for female inclusion as well!

We celebrated our first day by completing our first rank, earning the Scout Badge just prior to our New Unit Induction and Court of Honor ceremony at our sponsoring organization, the Marshallton United Methodist Church in West Chester, PA.

Troop 19 In The News

Pennsylvania girls form all-female troop after Boy Scouts begin accepting girls

February 16, 2019
(FROM THEHILL.COM) A group of 17 girls in Pennsylvania have formed one of the nation’s first all-female scout troops since the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls this month. Chester County’s Troop 19 held their first official meeting in recent weeks, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, which reported that the troop is the nation’s first.
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All-Girl Boy Scout Troop Making History In Chester County

February 16, 2019
They may look like girls, but these ladies are trail blazers. They’re breaking glass ceilings and can do just as much as the boys. “The girls realize that they are a part of a historic moment in time. I think this energized them..."
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First all-girl Boy Scout troop forms in Chester County

February 14, 2019
(FROM PHILLY.COM) Since the Boy Scouts began accepting girls into their ranks this month, thousands of girls across the country have rushed to claim the title of scout. Among them are 17 girls who have formed the first all-female troop in Chester County. They join more than 4,300 other girls across the country who are now part of Scouts BSA, renamed from the Boy Scouts...
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Girls who aren’t ‘girly’ find a fit in more rigorous activities of Boy Scouts

February 8, 2019
(FROM WHYY RADIO) It’s Lily Rohner first-time competing in the Klondike Derby at the Horseshoe Scout Reservation in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. Think of the derby as a battle of the bands for scouts. Troops pull decorated sleds filled with gear around the camp, completing scouting tasks — such as first aid and fire building — for points...
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Chester County’s Troop 19 becomes one of first all-girl BSA troops in nation

February 6, 2019
(FROM DAILYLOCAL.COM) On Feb. 1, Troop 19 was formally launched as the first all-girl troop under Scouts Boy Scouts of America in Chester County. Troop 19 is the sister troop to Troop 52 of Marshallton which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. The new unit enjoys the support of Troop 52, the Marshallton United Methodist Church, and the Chester County Council. Troop leaders said the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, so it signifies a movement forward for female inclusion...
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17 girls inducted into Scouts BSA in West Chester

February 1, 2019
(FROM CBS 6 PHILLY ACTION NEWS) Seventeen girls from Chester County are now among the first in the U.S. to be a part of what was once known as the "Boy Scouts." They were inducted into their troop Friday night at the Marshallton United Methodist Church in West Chester. Friday was the first-day girls across the country could officially join the group that is now called Scouts BSA...
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Chester County girls form Boy Scouts of America troop

January 23, 2019
(FROM DAILYLOCAL.COM) Troop 19 of the Chester County Council next week will become one of the nation's first female Scouts Boy Scouts of America troops. On Feb. 1, the Boy Scouts of America begins to allow girls' units at the Boy Scout level. Troop 52 in Marshallton formed girls-only, BSA Explorer Club focused on camping and outdoor skills. Girls were prepared for requirements they need in the Scouts as well as the organizational structure and leadership roles of the BSA...
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Chester County Council BSA

We are in the Horseshoe Trail District of the Chester County Council BSA.

Marshallton UMC

Troop 19's chartering organization is the Marshallton United Methodist Church.

Troop 52

Troop 52's committee and scouters provide support to us, their sister troop.