On Feb. 1, 2019, 16 young women gathered in the Rutherford County Courthouse to found Scouts BSA Troop 2019, an event that received national coverage for chartering as an all-girl unit in the Boy Scouts of America's signature program on the first day of eligibility. This website and accompanying physical display in the Rutherford County Courthouse Museum commemorates the event and acknowledges the generational impact of girls entering Scouting.
Ceremony in Rutherford County Courthouse
Feature story on founding on Troop 2019
News story on Scouts BSA admitting girls into program
2023 interview with Morgan Phillips, founding member and Eagle Scout, Troop 2019. Morgan was the troop's first Senior Patrol Leader
Rain garden redesign project in Murfreesboro's Barfield Crescent Park
2023 interview with Taylor Bell, founding member and Eagle Scout, Troop 2019. Taylor was the troop's second Senior Patrol Leader.
Building and installing K-9 training course for Rutherford County Sheriff's Department
2023 interview with Lindsay Parker, founding member and Eagle Scout,, Troop 2019. Lindsay was the troop's first Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
Collecting and preparing children's books for area libraries
2023 interview with Kenzie Neal, founding member and Eagle Scout, Troop 2019. Kenzie was the troop's fourth Senior Patrol Leader.
Rain garden redesign project in Murfreesboro's Barfield Crescent Park.
Kevin Phillips was the founding scoutmaster of Troop 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is now a district commissioner for the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. His daughter, Morgan, was one of Troop 2019's first four Eagles.
David Parker was the founding chair of the Troop Committee for Troop 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He remains in that role. His daughter, Lindsay, was one of Troop 2019's first four Eagles.
2023 interview with Chelsea Neal, founding member, Troop 2019
2023 interview with Hannah Neal, founding member, Troop 2019
Prepared for anniversary celebration at Trinity United Methodist Church
Prepared to welcome new Scouts into Troop 2019
Rutherford County Television captured the entire Troop 2019 Charter Ceremony on its chamber cameras
This website was designed by Life Scout Rachel Oppmann as part of her Eagle Scout Project to create physical and digital displays for the Rutherford County Courthouse Museum to commemorate the historical impact of the founding of Troop 2019, which took place in the historic building in downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The displays were presented to the museum on May 16, 2023.