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Girl Attends National Boy Scout Jamboree

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The National Boy Scout Jamboree is und way in Virginia through July 24th.

But this year, they're allowing another group to join them

Stephanie Scheurer has the story.

Nat: "So we get this big bag and we have to fit everything in there for two weeks.."

That's a pretty decent sized bag to fit 2 weeks worth of clothes in...

Nat: "So you have your mat for sleeping and then you have your tiny little sleeping bag..."

Oh and her pillow has to fit in there too.

Ariana is packing to go to the 15 day National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia.

She's a part of the Venturing Crew and this is the first year girls are welcome at the National Jamboree.

"I'm really scared because you never know what to expect. I was on staff for National Youth Leadership training and I was the only girl there as well and I was the youth in charge, I guess, and you don't really know if they're going to like actually listen to you or all that other stuff. And you know you're going to get made fun of because you're the only girl. You get picked on no matter what, it just happens," says Ariana Herman.

Ariana is used to proving herself to the boys.

She's been a part of scouts for 12 years and is ready to take the next step.

Her mom has been with her every step of the way since she too has been an adviser for 14 years.

But how does she feel about letting her daughter go with 80 other boys?

"Well she knows that I'm not like one of those girls that are super spicy. So she knows that I'm not going to do anything wrong.

"I'm not concerned. I think it's going to be a great opportunity. I know she's going with some fabulous advisers. I trust the group of people that she's going with so I honestly don't have any concerns. I'm very very jealous that I'm staying back," says Sheila Herman, Ariana's Mother.

She can feel assured that Ariana is with a resourceful group.

The Boy Scouts are taking off on a trip from Bismarck to Virginia while breaking down gender barriers.

"One of the important things about scouting is for kids to be able to learn leadership and having that happen in a co-ed atmosphere is good for the kids because it fits into what they're going to experience in their later stages of life," says Mark Gaydos, Crew Advisor.

"I think maybe I'll try to be involved with the troop as long as I can and even when I'm an adult," says Ariana.

Making Ariana not just a boy scout or a girl scout, but a scout for life.

In Bismarck, Stephanie Scheurer, KX news.

About 2,000 Venturers are attending the jamboree this year and about half of them are females.

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