Free and open to the public.
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is proud to announce the second annual:
Carrying the Torch: Girl Scout Convention on Women’s Rights
Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
Seneca Falls, N.Y.
This collaboration between GSNYPENN and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and National Women’s Hall of Fame commemorates the 101st anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State while celebrating how girls of today carry the torch of equal rights through civic engagement.
The two-day convention is free and open to all Girl Scouts and girls. We hope to see our Girl Scout sisters from across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut - and beyond!
Activities will include:
- guided learning tours of Women’s Rights National Historical Park and historical sites Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, M’Clintock House and Wesleyan Chapel
- visits to the 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill (future home of the Center for Great Women) and National Women’s Hall of Fame with special Girl Scout alumnae designations placed on inductee placards—including Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low
- a panel discussion (the “Convention”) in which girls and well-known women leaders discuss how the past influences the present and future
- a Pop-Up Girl Scout Boutique and Customer Service Center for member support
- suffrage and Girl Scout trivia game with Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park
- and more to be announced at a later date!
“We are thrilled for this exciting collaboration with the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and National Women’s Hall of Fame. It is our hope that Girl Scouts from across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and nearby states will join us in historic Seneca Falls for what is sure to be an inspiring, empowering and educational event. We are proud that Seneca Falls is located within our council footprint and look forward to seeing as many Girl Scouts as we can as we gather to commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York and celebrate the power of women and girls of the past, present and future.” - Julie Dale, GSNYPENN CEO
Participating girls will have the opportunity to collect stamps in a special event passport as they visit each convention site. They will also receive a unique commemorative patch celebrating “Carrying the Torch: Girl Scout Convention on Women’s Rights.”
A Look Back at Carrying the Torch 2017
Still have questions? Call 1.855.213.8555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.