CHATHAM, NJ — Chatham Girl Scouts and the Chatham Historical Society made this Fourth of July Parade extra special. The two groups created a float to mark the passage of the 19th amendment on June 4th, 1919 and marched in the 65th Chatham Fourth of July Parade on Thursday.
Girl Scouts led the parade and were featured on the floats wearing suffragette attire and carrying life-size suffragette cutouts as they marched. All of the girls marched proudly wearing white along with a yellow ribbon loosely fastened around their waists to symbolize the sun shining on the democracy of the women’s movement.
Girls also brought signs and buttons they made when they participated in the VOTER Girl Project in June. Girl Scouts partnered with the League of Women Voters in June on the VOTER Girl Project which featured a one-day class where Girl Scouts Brownies through Ambassadors learned about advocacy and voting while earning citizenship badges. Topics included civics legacy and the centennial of the 19th Amendment.
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Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in 160 municipalities in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Northern Warren counties. Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves over 26,000 girls and almost 14,000 adults for a total membership of over 40,000.