Scouts thank the first-responders

On the anniversary of 9/11, Scouts BSA Troop 91 recognized the first-responders of the Irmo Police and Fire Departments to thank them for their service to the Irmo community.

Each first-responder received a purple ribbon and a discount card in appreciation of their service. The purple ribbons are distributed by Troop 91 so that people can fly their American Flag on 9/11 in a state of mourning to honor those Americans killed on 9/11 and the first—responders that answered the call on that day.

The purple ribbon is attached to the top of a flag as a streamer when the flag cannot be lowered to half-staff.

To thank Irmo first-responders for their service Troop 91 also presented each first responder with a card that provides discounts at local businesses.

Following the presentations the scouts had the opportunity to talk individually with members of both the police and fire departments to express their gratitude for the service provided by these individuals to the town of Irmo.

On February 1, 2019 the Boy Scouts of America expanded their membership to allow girls to join the traditional Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. Troop 91 was one of the first all-girl Scouts BSA Troops to be chartered in the United States. Troop 91 currently has 20 girls, most of whom live in the Irmo area. Two of the Scouts from Troop 91 will be among the first female Eagle Scouts in the United States.

Troop 91 is sponsored by Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church located at 530 St. Andrews Road.

Troop 91 welcomes girls between the ages of 11 and 17 years old. To find out more about Troop 91 go to For information about other Scout units in the Irmo area please go to