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2 southeast Wisconsin girls become some of the first female Eagle Scouts

Posted at 11:03 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 10:19:45-05

MILWAUKEE — Two local girls made history among the first female eagle scout class of Scouts BSA.

Jaisyn Daher proudly shows off the twenty-nine merit badges she's earned as a scout with Scouts BSA troop 2002.

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"My favorite one was emergency preparedness," said Eagle scout Jaisyn Daher.

But even with a decorated sash representing life skills and achievements, she is most proud to be an elite eagle scout - the prestigious rank only a few scouts can claim and the first time in scout history that includes girls. Across the nation just under a thousand young ladies accomplished this notable achievement in just 24 months.

14-year-old Anastasia Wischki is also among the trailblazing class.

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"I know there were other girls but meeting them in person, it's been a bonding experience even though its been so short."

Anastasia recalls it was tagging along with her brother on his journey to become an eagle scout which ignited her interest even before girls were allowed to join Scouts BSA.

"Actually got to participate in a competition with him and it was a fire building competition with one match and the sister of another scout. We were the only ones able to start the fire. That was my spark."

Anastasia's community service project was a serenity garden. Jaisyn designed an American flag collection box.

"It's a large mail dropbox you can bring your flags that need to be retired," said Jaisyn Daher.

Projects that taught them life lessons.

Now, these young ladies stand among U.S. Senators, astronauts and inspirational leaders in the organization's century-old tradition.

"What seems impossible really is possible. Find your allies, your assets, is a better word if you are passionate about it. Don't give up on it," advises Wischki.

Sisters Annie and Caroline Scheidt also among local scouts to achieve this high honor.

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