Bermuda Bids Farewell To First Female Scout

August 2, 2018

The Bermuda Scouting Association is bidding farewell to the island’s first ever female scout since the organization became co-ed in 2012, with Acting Governor of Bermuda Ginny Gerson set to depart Bermuda over the summer.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Scouting Association will sorely miss Ms. Ferson, who will be leaving the island this summer to take up her latest diplomatic post. Prior to becoming acting governor, Ms. Ferson donated her time as a scout parent, volunteering to assist in camp set up and break downs, continuously providing support to the Scouting Association when needed. Her interactions with the scouting community climaxed in the summer of 2017 when she became the island’s first female scout.”

Of her experience, Ms. Ferson remarked, “While I am Acting Governor of Bermuda, I also assumed the role of Chief Scout and I was delighted to become Bermuda’s first female Chief Scout.”

“My son really enjoyed his time with the Cub Scouts and, if I had had a daughter of the right age, I would have encouraged her to try the scouting experience too. Scouts get involved in all sorts of activities, which are of interest to both girls and boys – it’s a shame to let the boys have all the fun.

“If you are a girl who enjoys trying new things like camping, archery, fishing, kayaking and lots more, then scouting is for you. Give it a try, I know you’ll love it.”

Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Bermuda, Geoff Rothwell, said, “Scouting is always growing in Bermuda. Kids start scouts as young as 8 and continue to advance through our various programmes throughout their teens. In the past, we were restricted to male scouts, but look forward to the growth of the female scouting contingent.

“Having Deputy Governor Ferson serve as our first female scout is a fantastic way to boost the growth of scouting with girls and young women across the island.”

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  1. Stephen says:

    How’s this going?