TMI Episcopal senior Ella Hirsch was honored as a Baden-Powell Fellow and World Leader of Tomorrow at the annual Baden-Powell Fellowship Event of the World Scout Foundation, held March 23 in Mexico City.
She was presented with insignia by King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, honorary chairman of the international organization that
Hirsch serves as president of Venturing Crew 18 in Boerne, as well as president of the Venturing Officers’ Association (VOA) for the Alamo Area Council, where she leads Scouts across 17 districts in South Texas. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. The VOA supports the local council and crews to grow membership through youth-led communications, program and administration.
The World Baden-Powell Fellowship, established in 1982 in Sweden, recognizes individuals for their contributions to the World Scout Foundation to help support Scouting. Fellowship receptions are held in different parts of the world to inform members about Scouting and to welcome new members who are awarded a special insignia by the King of Sweden. The name honors Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts.