Marin’s First Female Eagle Scouts Soar

Bella Segovia and Jordan Locke

On February 8, four of Marin’s young women made history by attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, a prestigious recognition of achievement and the highest rank offered in Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts). The four young women — Jordan Locke, 19, San Rafael; Bella Segovia, 18, Tiburon; Gina Schneider, 18, Fairfax; and Stefanie Iojica, 19, San Anselmo — are joined by nearly 1,000 female scouts across the country as the first women to achieve this high honor. The scoutmaster of Troop 1015, Lisa Linnenkohl, couldn’t be prouder. “It’s another glass ceiling shattered,” Linnenkohl says, emphasizing the importance of their accomplishments in paving the way for future female scouts.

To qualify as Eagle Scouts, the young women served as leaders and teachers to younger scouts, earned a minimum of 21 merit badges in categories such as first aid and environmental science, and each completed a significant community service project of their own design.

Gina Schneider and Stefanie Iojica