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Suffrage Centennial with the Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to partner with Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY to offer girls a special virtual opportunity to learn about the Suffrage Centennial on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 3 – 4 p.m.

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/suffrage_centennial_with_the_women_s_rights_national_historical_park_virtual_08_05_2020 Registration closes Tuesday, August 4.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20, 1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today. The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.

A National Park Ranger will talk to girls live from the Wesleyan Chapel. The Wesleyan Chapel is the location of the First Women’s Rights Convention held on July 19 and 20, 1848, in which approximately 300 people gathered to attend. It is considered by many historians to the formal beginning of the Women’s Rights Movement in the United States.

Girls will learn about the history of women’s right to vote and have an opportunity for a live Q&A session with the National Park Ranger.

The session will be recorded and posted online for girls to listen to anytime.

We will use Zoom to host this opportunity. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Capacity is limited; each individual participant should be registered so we can track capacity. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

PLEASE NOTE – This program is one of several opportunities for Colorado Girl Scouts to celebrate the Suffrage Centennial. More opportunities are listed below and a full blog post on how to celebrate will be posted to the blog in early August 2020.

Suffrage Centennial Celebration with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and the League of Women Voters

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Three Steps to Unlocking Your Limited-Edition Ranger Patch

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts is continuing our exciting partnership with the National Park Service and the “Girl Scout Ranger Program,” a joint venture connecting girls with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.

This year, Girl Scouts will be awarded a limited-edition commemorative patch for participating in activities focusing on the significance of the 19th Amendment. This special program will offer pathways for Girl Scouts to learn about women’s history and the suffrage movement through discovering, connecting, and taking action to make the world a better place.

So, how exactly do you earn your special patch and learn more about women’s rights?

  1. Choose a National Park Service Site or Explore Online. Visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm. Choose a national park or any of 419 sites protected by the National Park Service. Research and consider exploring areas of national parks connected to women’s history and the suffrage movement in your area. Not able to visit a park in your area? No problem! Take a look at the park or historic site’s webpage and virtual tours. These are often full of photos, videos, history, and other educational resources. Many also have Facebook and Instagram accounts. Another great source of information is the NPS women’s history webpages.
  2. Answer Questions, Conduct Research, and Get Outdoors.* Once you’ve selected your site, complete one or more of the following :
    1. With help from an adult, research the site’s webpage. 
    2. Visit the site and take a tour or attend a ranger-led program, if that’s available. Please first make sure the site you choose to visit is open to the public! 
    3. Look for books or trusted websites that explain the history commemorated at the site.Then choose fun activities listed in the 19th Amendment Centennial Program Activity Guide to earn your patch! Best part? All the activities have a women’s rights historical tie-in! 
  3. Unlock Your Limited-Edition Patch. Your special 19th Amendment Centennial Patch will be available for pick up as soon as National Park Service offices officially open for business. To receive your patch, present the completed activity log at the park where you completed your activity.

Are you ready to explore women’s history through the national park lens? We certainly are! Share your best shots on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and here on GSCO Blog. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo and #gsoutdoors.

*GSUSA encourages all Girl Scouts to respect social distancing rules. Follow your state’s guidelines about stay-at-home measures and enjoying public nature spaces.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.