2023 Convention Days Event: Passing the Torch

NYPENN Girl Scouts to Visit
the Birthplace of Women's Rights

WILL will host NY-Penn Girl Scouts for a special event during the 175th Convention Days celebration in Seneca Falls, NY.

“Passing the Torch for Civic Engagement” will give participants an introduction to key locations and organizations that commemorate the original Women’s Rights Convention held in 1848.  They’ll experience first-hand the rich history of women’s rights, born in Seneca Falls, and may also witness the Equal Rights Amendment Rally hosted by WomenMarch Seneca Falls, scheduled for that evening.

Girl Scout Leaders who want to register their troops should do so through Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, using the link below.  Participants will meet at 9 am at the NYPENN Pathways headquarters at 12 North Park Street, Seneca Falls.  The day will begin with a Bagelfest and orientation program.  Throughout the day, groups will tour the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home; the Women’s Rights National Historical Park; the First Presbyterian Church, where Alice Paul introduced the ERA; the National Women’s Hall of Fame; and historical statuary in Seneca Falls.  Lunch will be provided mid-day, as well as a snack in the afternoon.

For more information or to register to participate, contact the NYPENN Council’s Membership Engagement Manager Lisa Kaminski at 315-745-6126.

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