DeVos Learning Center

Scout Programs

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Boy Scouts – Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Day

Boy Scouts will complete steps 1, 2c, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge during an active and engaging day at the brand new DeVos Learning Center. Scouts will discover what it means to be an active citizen by exploring the completely renovated exhibits of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Scouts will also come away with a better understanding of our government as well as important lessons of character and leadership taught through the example of President (and Eagle Scout!) Gerald R. Ford.

Program details for Boy Scout — NEXT SESSION COMING SOON !

1975, October 26 – Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument - Grounds – Washington, DC – Betty Ford, Unidentified Man Girl Scouts, Ms. William McLeod Ittman; Scout Cadettes – greeting, handshaking, standing, talking; man in background; all not in frame – First Lady Participating in 40th National Convention of Girl Scouts of America

Junior Girl Scouts – Summer Series: Agent of Change Leadership Journey

Program details for Junior Girl Scouts
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.

  • Location:
    Devos Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
    303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
  • Date:
    Tuesday, July 25 – Thursday, July 27
  • Time:
    9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Cost:
    $15.00/Girl Scout includes 3-Day Series, Agent of Change Workbook, and Badge
  • Limit:
    50 Participants
  • Note:
    For more information, please email education@38foundation.org or call 616-254-0393
  • Online registration for Summer Series by July 14, 2017

1975, October 26 – Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument - Grounds – Washington, DC – Betty Ford, Unidentified Man Girl Scouts, Ms. William McLeod Ittman; Scout Cadettes – greeting, handshaking, standing, talking; man in background; all not in frame – First Lady Participating in 40th National Convention of Girl Scouts of America

Cadette Girl Scouts – Finding Common Ground: Learning to Work Together Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

Program details for Cadette Girl Scout (download flyer)
Through engaging, hands-on activities, Girl Scout Cadettes will satisfy all requirements to earn their Finding Common Ground badges. Girls will explore the newly redesigned Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to learn about the role of compromise in a democratic society through the examples 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.

  • Date:
    Saturday, April 29, 2017
  • Time:
    9:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Cost:
    $10.00/girl scout which includes program, pizza lunch, and badge
    $5.00/adult includes program and pizza lunch
  • Limit:
    50 Participants
  • Online registration for Cadette Girl Scout by April 14, 2017