GSMISTS is proud to partner with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Description: The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation fosters increased awareness of the life, career, values and legacy of America’s 38th President.  It does so through activities designed to promote the high ideals of integrity, honesty, and candor that defined President Ford’s extraordinary career of public service. The Foundation promotes the ideals, values, commitment to public service and historical legacy of President Gerald R. Ford and further promotes greater civic engagement and recognition of integrity wherever it exists in the public arena. It supports permanent and changing exhibits designed to promote historical literacy; conferences; educational outreach and other programs, both scholarly and popular, including at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum.

With construction completed in the spring of 2016, the DeVos Learning Center became the learning hub of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. This multi-million dollar addition, supported by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, provides state-of-the-art learning space for students visiting the Museum. Here, learners of all ages will engage in interactive and meaningful programs that seek to instill the qualities of President and Mrs. Ford: character, integrity, public service, and civic education. 

Levels: All

Dates: For activities with your troop, please contact the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Registration: devoslearningcenter.org/scout-programs


9/11 Scout Salute and Community Day of Remembrance Poster Contest

In an effort to educate young people about the events surrounding September 11 and to honor those who gave their lives for our safety and liberty, students will create artwork that communicates the themes of heroism, patriotism, and sacrifice. See the flyer for contest rules.


Agent of Change Summer Series

Girl Scout Juniors across the globe are making their communities better by being agents of change. Come along on this leadership journey as we discover, connect, and take action in our own community! Girls will explore the newly-renovated Museum to discover how Mrs. Betty Ford was a real life “heroine” in her own time. They then will create their own Supergirl stories before finally becoming “Supergirls” themselves by participating in their own Take Action Project. Check out the flyer here.

Dates: July 25 - July 27

Levels: Junior

Limit: 24 participants

Fee: $15.00 / Girl Scout; includes 3-Day Series, Agent of Change Workbook, and Badge Lunch will not be provided; please send your Girl Scout with a sack lunch each day.

Registration deadline: July 14, 2017

To register: email education@38foundation.org.


Finding Common Ground Badge Day

Through engaging, hands-on activities, Girl Scout Cadettes will satisfy all requirements to earn their Finding Common Ground badges. Girls will explore the new redesigned Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to learn about the role of compromise in a democratic society through the example of President and Mrs. Ford and will use the exhibits to explore the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment. Girls will also have the opportunity to interview an elected official and apply their own skills to make group decisions. Check out the flyer here.

Date: Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Levels: Cadette

Limit: 50 participants

Fee: $10/Scout $5/Adult (cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls)

Registration deadline: April 14, 2017

To register: Click here or email education@38foundation.org.

 

Inside Government Badge Day

Through engaging, hands-on activities, Juniors will satisfy all requirements to earn their Inside Government badges. Girls will explore the newly redesigned Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to discover the qualities of an active citizen through the examples of President and Mrs. Ford, will have a chance to interview an elected official, and will decide what is important to them in a presidential candidate by creating their own campaign! Check out the flyer here.

Date: Saturday, March 4th from 9:30AM - 2:30 PM

Levels: Juniors

Limit: 50 participants

Fee: $10/Scout $5 Adult (cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls)

Registration deadline: February 17, 2017

To register: Click here or email education@38foundation.org.

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