DeVos Learning Center

Scout Programs

Boy Scouts

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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 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 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.

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 for Boy Scout 

  • Next program date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • To register please visit: Online RSVP
  • To download even flyer: Program PDF Flyer
  • Limit: 40 participants
  • Registration Deadline: November 30, 2018 or until full
  • Fee: $8/Scout $6/Adult (includes program and pizza lunch) (no refunds after 11/30/18)
  • To register / Questions?
    • Contact Clare Shubert
      • E: cshubert@38foundation.org
      • P: 616-254-0409

Junior Girl Scouts

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Junior Girl Scouts Winter 2019 Series

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

Through engaging, hands-on activities, Girl Scout Juniors will satisfy all requirements to earn their Inside Government badges. Girls will explore the 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! 

Program details for Girl Scout Juniors 

  • Next program date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm
  • To register please visit: Online RSVP
  • To download even flyer: Program PDF Flyer
  • Limit: 30 participants
  • Registration Deadline: February 27, 2019
  • Fee: $12/Scout $7/Adult (cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls, no refunds after March 1)
  • To register / Questions?
    • Contact Clare Shubert
      • E: cshubert@38foundation.org
      • P: 616-254-0409

Cadette Girl Scouts

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Finding Common Ground: Learning to Work Together Today for a Brighter Tomorrow

Through engaging, hands-on activities, Girl Scout Cadettes will satisfy all requirements to earn their Finding Common Ground badges. Girls will tour the 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 explore the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment. Girls will also have the opportunity to interview an elected official and apply their own mediation skills to make group decisions. 

Program details for Girl Scout Cadettes

  • Next program date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • To register please visit: Online RSVP
  • To download event flyer: Program PDF Flyer
  • Limit: 35 participants
  • Registration Deadline: April 17, 2019
  • Fee: $12/Scout $7/Adult (cost includes program, pizza lunch, and badge for girls, no refunds after April 20)
  • To register / Questions:
    • Contact Clare Shubert
      • E: cshubert@38foundation.org
      • P: 616-254-0409