Only 6 percent of scouts earn the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) – A teen from Morgantown made history when she became West Virginia’s first female Eagle Scout.

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The Mountaineer Area Council says 17-year-old Frannie Kitzmiller passed her board of review on Feb. 4. She now joins her brother in the ranks.

(Photo: Mountaineer Area Council)

Girls were first allowed to join Scouts BSA in 2019. Only 6 percent of scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Frannie’s community service project was working with Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground, enhancing an old schoolhouse building turned nature center by replacing and expanding a deck and seating and creating an outdoor classroom with socially-distanced seating and a chalkboard.

The Inaugural Class of Female Eagles will be officially dated as Feb. 8.

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Also in that inaugural class will be two sisters from Westmoreland County.