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Tiburon teen becomes one of nation’s first female Eagle Scouts

Tiburon’s Bella Segovia is a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, the highest ranking a scout can achieve. The organization in 2019 began allowing girls to join its flagship program, renamed Scouts BSA; Bella is one of fewer than 1,000 girls nationwide to be part of the inaugural class. (Rachel Simpson / For The Ark)

Bella Segovia grew up watching her brother, Carl, head off on camping trips with his Boy Scout troop. He’d always return home to Tiburon with interesting stories, she says, telling her about chopping wood for hours or finding a caterpillar in his hat. Bella is now making history as part of the nation's inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, the organization’s highest and most difficult rank to achieve. She’s one of four girls from her 11-member Marin troop and one of more than 900 girls nationwide to earn the distinction; the barrier-breaking group was honored by the organization at a virtual ceremony on Feb. 21.

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