On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Girl Scouts were treated to a presentation by Woman of Distinction and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame founder M.L. Hanson as she introduced the inspiring stories of some of the extraordinary women who have been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Their groundbreaking accomplishments, many times overcoming difficult challenges, have been amazing and contributed to enhancing diverse fields of endeavor from the arts and culture to science and technology. Following this was a private self-guided tour and reception. The traveling exhibit is currently housed by the Museum of the West in Grand Junction. Sponsors of this event invited Girl Scouts to learn about some of Colorado’s most influential women throughout history. Girls were able to pose for pictures with M.L. and ask about her personal journey as well as those on display. This is one of those rare opportunities that present themselves to Girl Scouts and makes being a part of our organization impactful on the lives of these girls.
Girl Scouts are invited to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame exhibit and a special presentation August 26, 2017 at the Museum of the West in Grand Junction. M.L. Hanson, CWHF founder, will present Grit & Grace: Great Colorado Women featuring stories of amazing Colorado women in the exhibit.
Girl Scouts can complete a self-guided tour and earn a special Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Girl Scout patch. More than 30 women in the exhibit are Girl Scout Women of Distinction, so come learn about how these amazing Girl Scouts influenced our great state and made history.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
• 2 p.m. – Grit & Grace presentation
• 3 p.m. – Special tour of the exhibit
• 4 p.m. – Lemonade reception
Registration: Interested Girl Scouts and their families can plan to attend Hanson’s presentation on the 26th. No pre-registration is needed.
Hanson’s Grit & Grace presentation will introduce the inspiring stories of extraordinary women who have been inducted into the CWHF. Their groundbreaking accomplishments, many times overcoming difficult challenges, have been amazing and contributed to enhancing diverse fields of endeavor from the arts and culture and to science and technology. Hanson’s lecture begins at 2 p.m. at the Whitman Education Center, Museums of the West, directly followed at 3 p.m. by a special tour of the full exhibit, and a cookie and lemonade reception at 4 p.m.
“Women of Excellence: The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Collection” opened in June in Western Colorado and will run through Labor Day weekend. “Women of Excellence” is a one-of-a-kind presentation of women who are true heroes and shining examples of the potential of all women. Featuring such inductees as Golda Meir, Madeleine Albright, Judy Collins, Baby Doe Tabor, Temple Grandin, and even Chipeta, the exhibition of 152 inductee portraits and profiles honors women who have significantly impacted Colorado, our country, and the world.
About the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame:
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize, honor, and preserve the contributions of trailblazing Colorado women. Both historical and contemporary women have shared foresight, vision, and accomplishment, but lacked a forum for recognition. Since 1985, the Hall has inducted 152 extraordinary women who have been outstanding in their field, elevated the status of women, helped open new frontiers for women, or inspired others by their example. Inductees include scientists, teachers, social activists, philanthropists, authors, business leaders, elected officials, and more. To learn more about inductees, visit: http://www.cogreatwomen.org/inductees/women-in-the-hall/
Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!
Join us for a birthday celebration!
Saturday, March 12, 2016 * 10am to 4pm
Denver Public Library, 7th Floor, Vida Ellison Gallery
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. Denver 80204
As we celebrate Girl Scouts’ 104th birthday, we celebrate brave, incredible women who have led the way for today’s generation of young women. This year, we have received a special birthday gift from the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, and we want to share it with all of you.
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is hosting an exhibit of their 146 inductees, 39 of whom are GSCO Women of Distinction. The exhibitors have generously extended an invitation for Girl Scouts of Colorado to host activities during Girl Scout week.
Stop by for anytime activities including birthday refreshments, tours of the Women’s Hall of Fame exhibit, badge earning opportunities and service projects. Also, see the GSCO archives roadshow and meet the History Committee! Bring your own Girl Scout memorabilia to be identified by the committee!
All girls in attendance will receive a special event patch.
10:00am – 11:00am : Highest Awards and Take Action training for troop leaders (registration required)
11:30am : Sing-Along with GSCO Songbirds choir!
Noon : Council Update from President & CEO Stephanie Foote
Questions? Contact Heidi.firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-607-4833