Please note: Over-the-air viewers in Milwaukee need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive CBS58, WMLW, MeTV, Telemundo Wisconsin, Heroes & Icons, Bounce, Decades, Start TV, Movies! and most other local channels. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:
https://www.cbs58.com/rescan

Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

Wisconsin girl hopes to earn highest awards in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts

LA CROSSE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Wisconsin girl hopes to make history by joining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. 

Karissa Adams first became involved with the Boy Scouts with her younger brother. She would go to meetings but she couldn't become an official member because at the time, girls weren't allowed to join. 

Instead, she joined the Girl Scouts. Now that girls can join the Boy Scouts, Karissa says she wants to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. 

Karissa is also trying to earn the Girl Scouts' coveted "Gold Award."

She could become the first girl to earn both. 

"It's the highest award you can get," Karissa said. "It's a little bit of pressure, but it's mostly just really cool that I'm able to get both of these awards."

In hopes of receiving the Gold Award, Karissa is building a natural playground at a state park in Western Wisconsin. 

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?