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.
Dates: For activities with your troop, please contact the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
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
Limit: 50 participants
Fee: $10/Scout $5/Adult (cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls)
Registration deadline: April 14, 2017
Inside Government Badge Day
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
Limit: 50 participants
Fee: $10/Scout $5 Adult (cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls)
Registration deadline: February 17, 2017