On June 8 the Simsbury Metacomet VFW Post 1926 members congratulated Kate Hollister of BSA Troop 1175 for winning the VFW Eagle Scout of the Year award.
Recently graduated from Granby Memorial High School, Kate joined the troop when it was founded in February 2019. The troop now has 27 female scouts. She was awarded first place at the State VFW Convention on June 11 and now holds the distinction as the first female Scout to earn this award at the state level.
Kate’s Eagle Scout project was creating portable indoor herb gardens for the Simsbury Senior Center. Kate will attend The College of Wooster in Ohio to study clinical psychology. With Kate are from l.: John Fox, past post commander and scout chairman; Lee Wilson, post commander; and Peter Van Loon, scout chairman.
Photo courtesy of VFW Post 1926