On June 4th, 2019. The Scouts of Troop 1920 had the great honor to participate in a flag ceremony at the US capital commemorating the Senate’s passage of the 19th amendment 100 years ago, granting women the right to vote. Although the right and responsibility granted by this amendment would not take effect until ratified by the required number of states in 1920. In fact, it is from this that our Scouts selected their Troop number.
The Boy Scouts of America have a history in support of the suffrage movement. As an organization only three years old, the Scouts provided crowd control at the first national parade for women’s suffrage, held in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 1913, the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. Learn more.