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Girl Scouts participate in Miss America parade


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Fifteen Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton participated in the Miss America “Show Me Your Shoes” parade on September 10 in Atlantic City.

The annual parade features all 52 Miss America hopefuls riding in convertibles along the Atlantic City boardwalk. During the parade, the Girl Scouts carried a 20 foot by 40 foot ’76 Bennington Flag. The Bennington flag is the version of the American flag most associated with the Revolutionary War.

Despite heavy winds, the Girl Scouts carried the flag for more than 2.5 miles. During that time, the flag didn’t touch the ground once. After the parade, the girls also had the opportunity to meet Miss New Jersey.