Four girls in Hamilton County made history for the United States.

They were some of the first-ever female Eagle Scouts.

“When I found out they’re finally letting girls in, I thought ‘well that’s perfect. Just in time,'" said Anika Pierce.

“She came to me and was like ‘Hey, guess what’s happening, you’ll really like this,’” added Rowan Kologek.

Pierce, Kologek, Lottie Miller, and Bethany Ostheim decided to take their girl power to the next level and become Eagle Scouts.

“I was always tagging along with my brothers when they were in Cub Scouts," said Ostheim.

“There were just three of us to begin with and I was the oldest so I guess I kind of gravitated towards the leadership roles but it’s definitely been a bit of extra pressure because I’m one of the first girl Eagle Scouts," said Miller.

They all said the experience is rewarding, especially when it comes to using their new status as Eagle Scouts to give back to the community.

“It was a great moment to see something, like that emotion come out of something that we made," said Pierce.

“[My favorite part is] seeing some of the changes I’ve implemented in my troop and some of the precedence that I’ve set and how they’re impacting the other girls and allowing them to have a more fun experience," said Miller.

They said they hope to see their new accomplishments to help other girls moving forward and inspire them to always push boundaries.

“Just not to be shy and just be who you are," said Ostheim.

“I feel like we’ve all surprised a lot of people and showed them that it doesn’t matter, boy or girl, whatever you are," said Pierce.

“Get into things that a lot of people don’t think that you could do and prove them wrong anyways," said Kologek.

“Focus on your goals and if you work hard enough, you can achieve them," said Miller.

Miller said the number of girls wanting to become an Eagle Scout more than doubled. There are now 13 girls in her troop hoping to become Eagle Scouts.

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