East Tennessee teen becomes one of America’s first female Eagle Scouts

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Powell teen has become one of America’s first female Eagle Scouts.

Alyssa Ross is among hundreds of young women making up the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. She is the very first in the Great Smoky Mountain Council, which covers most of East Tennessee.

After her review at Hall’s Deli, Alyssa tells us she couldn’t be more excited:

“It has been a crazy experience. When I started last year on February 1, I honestly could not picture this moment and I was just looking forward to it,” Ross said, “Now that I’m actually here after all the work that we’ve done and everything we’ve been through, it’s so crazy just to think about it.”

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