ROCKVILLE — On a sweltering afternoon at the Yawgoog Scout Reservation, campers from Scout Troops 7 and 77 in Warwick are gathered under the trees, setting out the rules for a game they are about to play.
It’s peak season at Camp Yawgoog, as it is usually called, with 900 Scouts and 200 staff members on the 2,000-acre property. And this year, for the first time in the history of the 104-year-old camp, some of those campers are girls.
Girls in the newly formed Troop 77 have joined their male counterparts in Troop 7, and the two troops are sharing a campsite. Daniel Friel, communications director for the Narragansett Council of the Scouts, said some troops share campsites and in other cases, girls have their own sites.