DeVos Learning Center

Scout Programs

Boy Scouts

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Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Day

Scouts will complete steps 1, 2c, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge during this one-day program. Scouts will discover what it means to be an active citizen by exploring the exhibits of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Scouts will also come away with a better under-standing of our government as well as important lessons of character and leadership taught through the example of President (and Eagle Scout!) Gerald R. Ford.

Please note: Scouts must bring the Citizenship in the Nation: Merit Badge Series handbook with them. Scouts will need to complete steps 2 a, b, or d, AND step 3 before or after their visit to earn the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. If completed beforehand, Scouts must bring written documentation on the day of the program to discuss with Merit Badge Counselor. Scouts should also come prepared to write a letter to an elected official and must know their address and zip code to do so.

Program details:

  • Next program date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • To register please visit: Online RSVP
  • To download even flyer: Program PDF Flyer
  • Limit: 40 participants
  • Registration Deadline: March 19, 2020 or until full
  • Fee: $9/Scout  $7/Adult
    • Cost includes program and pizza lunch (no refunds after 11/8/19)
  • To register / Questions?
    • Contact Clare Shubert
      • E: cshubert@38foundation.org
      • P: 616-254-0409

Junior Girl Scouts

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Taking the Lead: Character, Leadership, Your Government, and YOU!

Girls will earn the Inside Government badge by exploring the Gerald R. Ford Museum to discover the qualities of an active citizen through the examples of President and Mrs. Ford. They 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!

  • Next program date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • To register please visit: Online RSVP
  • To download even flyer: Program PDF Flyer
  • Limit: 30 participants
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Fee: $12/Girl Scout, $8/Adult
    • Cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls; (no refunds after Friday, April 10, 2020)
  • To register / Questions?
    • Contact Clare Shubert
      • E: cshubert@38foundation.org
      • P: 616-254-0409

Cadette Girl Scouts

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Cadette Girl Scouts Winter 2020 Series

Program Details for Cadette Girl Scouts – Coming Soon!