(Lifesite) Weeks after their male counterparts stoked controversy by changing their rules to allow openly gay members, Girl Scouts USA made history in their own way after some 90+ of their members and their families marched in San Francisco’s recent Gay Pride Parade – the first time they have ever done so.

Girl Scouts of Northern California announced their participation in the parade in a post on their official Facebook page, accompanied by a photo of the girls in uniform carrying a Girl Scouts banner.

“I want them to be able to tell their children they were a part of this,” mom Del Gregor, 53, who was at the parade with her 11-year-old Girl Scout daughter, told USA Today. “By the time they’re grown up, their kids won’t believe there was a time when gay people couldn’t get married.”

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