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Free and open to the public.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is proud to announce a very special event:

Carrying the Torch: Girl Scout Convention on Women’s Rights

Friday, October 13-Saturday, October 14, 2017
Seneca Falls, N.Y.

This first-ever collaboration between GSNYPENN and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and National Women’s Hall of Fame commemorates the 100th 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 press conference with NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, chair of the NYS Women's Suffrage Commission, celebrating the convention and the new Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York Girl Scout Patch and special interactive re-enactment of the reading of the Declaration of Sentiments
  • a panel discussion (the “Convention”) in which girls and well-known women leaders will discuss how the past influences the present and future - moderated by Democrat & Chronicle Senior Engagement Editor Julie Philipp with GSNYPENN CEO Julie Dale, Women’s Rights National Historical Park Superintendent Noemi "Ami" Ghazala, Co-President of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Betty M. Bayer, 2007 Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee Dr. Judith L. Pipher, and GSNYPENN Ambassador Girl Scout and Girls Advisory Board Member Serafina Sortino
  • a Pop-Up Girl Scout Boutique and Customer Service Center for member support
  • a special “GS Torchbearers” evening reception at the historic Gould Hotel for any Girl Scout alumna (age 21+ ) with others who were scouts and supporters of the movement (note: this event is $20 per person and requires a pre-paid ticket, includes complimentary cocktail and hors d'oeuvres)
  • suffrage and Girl Scout trivia game with Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park (Saturday)

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 13, 2017

Time

Place

Event

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center

Talks and Tours

9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wesleyan Chapel

Talks and Tours

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

M'Clintock House

Talks and Tours

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

National Women's Hall of Fame

Seneca Knitting Mill

Talks and Tours

11:00 a.m. &
2:00 p.m.

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater

Group Trivia with the Friends of the Women's Rights National Historical Park 

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wesleyan Chapel

Press Conference with NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and interactive re-enactment of Declaration of Sentiments with "Elizabeth Cady Stanton"

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Community Center

Panel Discussion on Civic Engagement (the "Convention")

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Gould Hotel

Alumnae "Torch Bearers" Reception


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time

Place

Event

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Seneca Knitting Mill

Talks and Tours

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

M'Clintock House

Talks and Tours

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center

Wesleyan Chapel
*Meet "Elizabeth Cady Stanton"

Talks and Tours

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

National Women's Hall of Fame

Talks and Tours

“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.” 


Seneca Falls Community Center will serve as home base during the convention. Box lunches will be available for troop/individual purchase if ordered in advance. GSNYPENN will setup a Pop-Up Girl Scout Boutique and Customer Service Center for member support. 

While the convention is free for Girl Scouts, troop leaders, parents/chaperones and girls, participants must sign-up to receive convention tickets via Eventbrite and the commemorative passport and patch during on-site event registration.

 




FAQs

Shareable Flyer

Passport Locations

Parking Information

Panelist Bios

Still have questions? Call 1.855.213.8555 or email info@gsnypenn.org.


Presenting partners:

 

Supporting partners:

Seneca Falls Parks and Recreation – Community Center