Media Release: First girls in 100 years of George Watson’s scouting

ON Friday, a little bit of George Watson’s College history will be made when two girls join the Scout Troop.

Libby Cavaye and Antonia MacFarlane will become the first Girl Scouts in the 100th year of the School’s Scout Group.

The 9th (George Watson’s College) Scout Group was founded in April 1908 and since then has been open only to boys from the school.

However a change in Scout Association rules a few years ago meant that girls can now join Scouts too.

However, it has taken a while to find two that were willing to try.

Antonia seems a bit surprised at the interest: “I’ve been involved in Gang Show, where Scouts and Guides work together, and this year I am helping my mum paint scenery and make props. I think it is silly to say that boys can do some things and girls should do others.”

Let’s hope that many more girls take the lead.


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