Lake Minnetonka Setting the Pace

Girl Climbing

Lake Minnetonka is setting the pace with seven Scouts BSA troops for girls started since February 1 of this year. Congratulations to Troop 5174 (Chaska), Troop 5283 (Wayzata), Troop 5330 (Chanhassen), Troop 5424 (Excelsior), Troop 5570 (Plymouth), Troop 5571 (Mound), and Troop 5589 (Victoria)! More than 50 girls are currently registered in these troops which are scattered across our district providing excellent opportunities for more girls to be recruited. Across the nation, there were over 18,000 girls in just shy 2,400 troops.

All seven troops plan to attend Summer Camp this year.

Overall, membership in our Scouts BSA troops is up more than 1% over membership at this time last year. We are only 50 away from our year-end goal! Remember, recruitment is a year-round opportunity.


  1. Bonnie Vos on June 10, 2019 at 6:29 AM

    Jim thank you for your article on girl troops in Lake Minnetonka. I want to point out that 5424 join Feb 1st as well in Excelior. We have 6 girls in our troop. Since I’m the scoutmaster for the troop, I’m wondering how I get this information out there. I have contacted Bucky (for Bucky badges) and other sites that we have girls. I have taken with my girls to the Lake Minnetonka round table as well with girl focus night If there is a list I need to be on, can you please let me know who to talk to? I’m wondering where you got the troop list for your article. I really want to spread the word. Thank you so much for your time and all your work

    • Nick Pedersen on June 10, 2019 at 12:13 PM

      Hi Bonnie – I’ve updated the article and will follow-up with Jim re: the listing. YIS, Nick

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