A self-proclaimed “nerdy, camp-loving” Scout competing in this week’s Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition wants to prove that Scouting and pageants are not mutually exclusive.
In fact, says 17-year-old Rachel Perry, the two complement each other wonderfully.
Rachel, a Tenderfoot Scout from Troop 333 of the Narragansett Council, says both programs have “provided great mentors who have encouraged me to learn, have fun and live life as an adventure.”
Earlier this month, Rachel and her troop won a fire-building competition at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rhode Island. This week, she’ll represent Massachusetts in another competition: the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant.