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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.

Cost: $10 per person

Must register in advance!

This special collaboration between Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Women’s Rights National Historical Park, the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park 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. Participating in this extraordinary event gives girls the opportunity to not only learn about past achievements made by women but also empowers them to achieve their own goals and dreams.

The event schedule is girl-led and allows girls to pick and choose which sessions and activities they wish to attend. (Please note: some sessions require pre-registration due to limited seating capacity.)

 

• General admission grants access to Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, M’Clintock House, National Women’s Hall of Fame, the voter education session and the Convention with keynote speakers.

• The Convention features speakers on women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment, history of women’s rights and the suffrage movement and the Girl Scout Movement: 

• Admission also includes a commemorative passport, patch and bag available for pick-up at on-site registration. Complete the passport and earn the 2020 Suffrage Centennial Junior Ranger Badge from Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

• Pre-registration is required for the Declaration of Sentiments Reenactment Reading and the Situational Awareness & Self Protection Workshop due to venue seating.

• Girls can also earn the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York patch by attending this event. Must complete paperwork in attendee bag and submit to GSNYPENN or home Council to receive post-event. 

• Girl Scouts can earn their official National Global Action Award and brainstorm ideas for Take Action and Highest Awards projects during this event. Pre-registration is required for these sessions. 

Carrying the Torch 2018

(Schedule subject to change)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Time

Activity

Location

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Registration
Girl Scout Boutique open

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

Evening

Overnight Camping
(additional fee, must pre-register)

Cayuga Lake State Park, 2678 Lower Lake Rd.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time

Activity

Location

7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Registration

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Girl Scout Boutique open

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Situational Awareness & Self Protection Workshop with June Worden from Syracuse Self Defense (must pre-register)

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

9 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Declaration of Sentiments Reenactment Reading (must pre-register)

Wesleyan Chapel, 126 Fall St.

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit Women's Rights National Historical Park, play a trivia game with Friends of the Park

Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.

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

Tour historical sites Wesleyan Chapel, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House & M’Clintock House to learn about their significance during the suffrage movement

Wesleyan Chapel, 126 Fall St.

Stanton House, 32 Washington St.

M’Clintock House, 14 East William St., Waterloo

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit National Women’s Hall of Fame to learn about great American women—see which inductees are Girl Scout alums, including Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low!

National Women’s Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St.

10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts National Global Action Award (must pre-register)

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Girl Scouts National Global Action Award (must pre-register)

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts National Global Action Award (must pre-register)

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

Evening

Overnight Camping
(additional fee, must pre-register)

Cayuga Lake State Park, 2678 Lower Lake Rd.

Evening

Sleepover (additional fee, must pre-register)

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Time

Activity

Location

7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Registration

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Girl Scout Boutique open

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Sunrise Service for All Faith Communities led by Rev. Leah Ntuala of First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls (site where suffrage leader Alice Paul first proposed Equal Rights Amendment in 1923)

First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, 23 Cayuga St.

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

FREE grab-n-go breakfast provided (must pre-register)

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Learn how to vote and exercise your right

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit Women's Rights National Historical Park

Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.

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

Tour historical sites Wesleyan Chapel, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House & M’Clintock House to learn about their significance during the suffrage movement

Wesleyan Chapel, 126 Fall St.

Stanton House, 32 Washington St.

M’Clintock House, 14 East William St., Waterloo

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit National Women’s Hall of Fame to learn about great American women—see which inductees are Girl Scout alums, including Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low!

National Women’s Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Convention featuring speakers on women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment, history of women’s rights and the suffrage movement and the Girl Scout Movement

Speakers:
Keynote from Jess Ekstrom, Founder/CEO, Headbands of Hope

Julie Dale, CEO, Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Betty Bayer, President of the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Professor of Women’s Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Rebecca Weaver, Girl Scout Alum and Park Ranger at Women’s Rights National Historical Park

“The Women Will Gather” closing with Girl Scout Women of Distinction Recipient Arlette Miller Smith, Associate Professor of English and Director of African American Studies Minor at St. John Fisher College

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St.

Evening

Overnight Camping
(additional fee, must pre-register)

Cayuga Lake State Park, 2678 Lower Lake Rd.

Plan Your Visit to Seneca Falls

· Overnight Accommodations

  • - Camp grounds are available for your use Friday-Sunday at Cayuga Lake State Park for an additional fee, pre-registration required via our Eventbrite site when you purchase tickets. (Map of group camping area and campground rules)
  • - Sleepover at Seneca Falls Community Center on Saturday evening for an additional fee, pre-registration required via our Eventbrite site when you purchase tickets.
  • - Make your own arrangements at a hotel, bed and breakfast, etc. in the local area.

· Parking

  • - Limited visitor parking is available at the Community Center, in the lot behind Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center and the municipal lot behind National Women's Hall of Fame. 
  • - Two-hour on-street parking is available in areas surrounding convention sites.

· Meals

  • - Attendees are encouraged to pack their own food.
  • - There are a number of restaurants in areas immediately surrounding convention sites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • - The Community Center and nearby People's Park, Stanton Park and Academy Square Park offer outdoor seating options.
  • -  FREE grab-n-go breakfast provided Sunday, pre-registration required via our Eventbrite site when you purchase tickets.

· Additional Resources

*Refund Policy: No refunds will be given.

*This event will be photographed and/or filmed by GSNYPENN and authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by these entities.
 

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


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