CT Corsair Chapter of the ARRA
The purpose of the CT Corsair Chapter as part of the American
Rosie the Riveter Association (ARRA) is to recognize and preserve the
history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during
World War II. We are dedicated to documenting the stories of women in
Connecticut who were “Rosie the Riveters” for the ARRA National Archives.
There are many ways Girl Scouts can get involved and exciting about history:
Girl Scouts can plan and plant a Rosie the Riveter
Memorial Rose Garden in their towns, attend a garden ribbon-cutting
ceremony for a national rose garden in 2019, research WWII victory
gardens, or try canning and jarring food they grow!
Girl Scouts can visit a senior center and interview a
woman who worked or volunteered during WWII, research Rosie the
Riveter at their local libraries and present during a meeting dressed
as Rosie, and research Girl Scout history during WWII and make a
Girl Scouts can research ingredients that
were rationed during WWII and make snacks or cookies with ingredient
substitutions and learn how Rosie the Riveter was portrayed through
art and music!
Our CT chapter is a supporter of the CT Air &
Space Center’s efforts to restore its 1929 Curtiss Hangar at the
Sikorsky Memorial Airport and the Corsair airplane. Have a WWII-era
scrap drive, collect empty bottles and cans for the deposit, and
donate money to the CT Air & Space Center museum for the
restoration of the Curtiss Hangar.
Girl Scouts can create a new outfit from an
old piece of clothing, make Rosie bandanas for their troops using red
and white polka-dot material, and learn about WWII knitting and knit a
hat or a scarf!
Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal Act -
Use the Gold Medal tab on CT Corsair website to write to the
Congressmen and Senators who haven’t co-sponsored the bill to award a
Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Women who worked on the Home Front.
For more information on these activities or the American Rosie the
Riveter Association, visit our website or contact us.
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