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What a Pageant Queen and Boy Scout Troop Have In Common

Miss Louisiana at Boy Scout meeting
Miss Louisiana speaks to Boy Scouts of Troop 6 in Alexandria. (Photo credit: Miranda Klein/The Town Talk)

When you think about Boy Scouts and pageant queens, you probably wouldn’t think they would have much in common. But when Miss Louisiana visited Troop 6 in Alexandra, La, the group was surprised to discover they have quite a few common interests – one in particular being rock music.

“You never would have thought I would have scored points for being an AC/DC fan,” Miss Louisiana April Nelson joked to The Town Talk.

Nelson shared her interests in music with the Scouts and also discussed her passion for service – another similarity between her and the troop.

Miss Louisiana discussed her community service platform, Improving Others through U (IOC) and encouraged the boys to be ambassadors of the program.

“It really wasn’t what I expected,” Troop 6 member Hunter H. said after Nelson spoke. “It was really interesting learning about her volunteer work.”

Miss Louisiana April Nelson poses with a Scout at the weekly Alexandria Troop 6 Boy Scout meeting. (Photo credit: Miranda Klein/The Town Talk)
Miss Louisiana April Nelson poses with a Scout at the weekly Alexandria Troop 6 Boy Scout meeting. (Photo credit: Miranda Klein/The Town Talk)

“It made me want to volunteer more,” Hunter added.

Nelson also shared her connection to Scouting and says her father earned the Eagle Scout rank. Additionally, her brother was a Boy Scout and credits many lessons she learned in her youth from doing activities with her brother’s troop.

“I learned a lot of the things I know now through Boy Scouts, surprisingly,” Nelson said.

Get the full story of what this troop learned from Miss Louisiana’s visit by heading to The Town Talk.

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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.