Rockwall, Texas – A determined Rockwall teen, Courtney Miller, has set a precedent in scouting milestones. Breaking barriers, she proudly stands as Rockwall County’s first female Eagle Scout. And this is not the only Rockwall ISD achievement recently. Rockwall ISD students performed great in National Merit Scholarship Program, while the number of students enrolled in Rockwall ISD schools continues to grow.
This momentous occasion comes after the Boy Scouts of America’s pivotal decision in 2019. They transformed their flagship program, previously known as the Boy Scouts, into Scouts BSA, thereby opening doors to young girls. However, the Scouts BSA program ensures that female scouts have separate troops from their male counterparts.
Eager to give females aged between 11 and 17 in Rockwall County a platform, Troop 1524 was established in 2020. This move was designed to let them actively participate in the Scouts BSA program, allowing them to aim for the esteemed Eagle Scout rank. Courtney, as a pioneering member of Troop 1524, achieved the Eagle Scout rank this Monday.
Along her journey, Courtney collected 31 merit badges, held numerous leadership roles within Troop 1524—including serving twice as the senior patrol leader—and dedicated many hours to community service. Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout also mandates the completion of a community-based project.
Courtney collaborated with Rockwall County Helping Hands and organized toiletry drives involving various county groups
Embracing this challenge, Courtney initiated “Helping Those in Poverty with Toiletries.” She collaborated with Rockwall County Helping Hands and organized toiletry drives involving various county groups, followed by a toiletry pick-up event. This thoughtful endeavor supported 47 families, translating to assistance for over 170 individuals. Together with her volunteers, Courtney devoted 177 hours to this noble cause.