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Inspiring People: Young Cape Coral woman reaches Eagle Scout rank

One young woman from Cape Coral has broken new ground, achieving the coveted Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America.

One of the service projects Megan Wolfe completed in order to get the honor was the construction of a new walking bridge in Cape Coral Rotary Park. From getting all the lumber donated to planning and building, it took around 250 hours to finish the new bridge, and it’s been a hit with parkgoers.

“It was a really rundown bridge and we just wanted to fix it up,” Wolfe said.

She was drawn to the Boy Scouts by a daring sense of completionism.

“I’m already in Girls Scouts, and I’m already in Adventure Crew, so I thought, ‘Might as well just join the third one and be a Boy Scout as well,'” Wolfe said.

It runs in the family: Megan’s dad, Jason, is an eagle scout.

“She’s kind of been involved since she was born,” Jason Wolfe said.

So once girls were allowed to reach Eagle rank starting in February 2019, Megan went after it. She had just 22 months to get the 21 required merit badges. For pet care, one of her favorite badges, she took care of a goat.

“One of the classes I’m in at school is vet tech,” Wolfe said.

The lessons learned in school and Scouts are paying off: In months, she’ll graduate high school as a certified vet assistant. And to top everything off, Megan Wolfe celebrated her 18th birthday at the end of February.

“I think it’s really cool that there’s younger girls that look up to us,” Wolfe said.

If you have a daughter or son interested in signing up for Scouts BSA, visit the Southwest Florida chapter’s website.

Reporter:Lindsey Sablan
Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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