The Scouts of Troop 1920 were among the Scouts BSA Troops for Girls that were invited to perform a flag ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Senate passage of the 19th amendment guaranteeing all women of the United States the right to vote.
Honoring a movement nearly as old as our country, the Scouts had the opportunity to visit the capitol and learn about our nation’s process for passing laws and amending the Constitution.
It would take another year for the States to ratify the amendment, our Troop unit number, 1920, was chosen by the Scouts to honor the year this amendment was ratified as a part of the constitution. One of the goals of the Scouting movement is to teach the young people of this nation Citizenship, and with this event, our Scouts were able to live a piece of this history.
In February of this year, the Boy Scouts of America allowed young women to join Troops in the Scouts BSA program (formerly the “Boy Scouts” program). This flag ceremony allowed the Scouts to participate in celebrating the achievements of the women who came before them and how our country grows and evolves over time.
We are very pleased that our Scouts were able to have this opportunity and very proud of how well they did.