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All-girl Scouts troop coming to Denison

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Kaydence Hayes has a goal of becoming an Eagle Scout in Denison's new Scouts BSA all-girl troop. (KTEN) Kaydence Hayes has a goal of becoming an Eagle Scout in Denison's new Scouts BSA all-girl troop. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- An all-girl Scouts troop is coming to Denison.

Troop 403 is establishing an all-girls troop under Scouts BSA at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

"The girls will run the show," said scoutmaster Krystyna Ruppel. "I'm just there to sit back and make sure they stay on track."

Girls will be able to do the same activities as boys -- from camping to earning merit badges. The troop is looking for girls ages 11 to 18 to join in and learn important life skills.

"They get to shoot all types of guns, learning gun safety and learn all these life skills that they can put into use if they're ever in need," Ruppel said.

New recruit Kaydence Hayes says she hopes to be the first to earn the esteemed title of Eagle Scout.

"I feel like there's so much more that I can do with being the first than one of the later ones because there's so much more that I can plan out," she said.

If you or someone you know is interested, call St. Luke's Episcopal Church or come to their meetings every Monday evening at 6 o'clock at 427 West Woodard Street in Denison.

"I am very excited about this program and what it means," said Father Don Perschall, the rector at St. Luke's. "I have made a commitment to this unit to function with them as long as they need me to make sure this is a big hit."

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