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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education(1954) is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body. This landmark decision highlights the U.S. Supreme Court’s role in affecting changes in national and social policy.

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Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to Register: ​Contact Joan Wilson at 785-354-4273 or by email at joan_wilson@nps.gov.

Location: 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka KS, 66612

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Girls Get Rights: A Guided Tour of Brown v. Board of Education

 All Levels 

Walk in the footsteps of girls like Ruby Bridges, Linda Brown, Katherine Carper, and Barbara Rose Johns, who at the ages of 6, 9, 10 and 16 took bold strides in the fight for educational equality. Visit our multimedia civil rights museum and then participate in some girl talk on how to make the world a better place! See the attached form for activity details for each troop level.

Badge Connections: Daisy Petal: Lupe: Honest and Fair, Brownie Badge: Celebrating Community, Junior Badge: Inside Government, Cadette Badge: Finding Common Ground, Senior Badge: Behind the Ballot, Ambassador Badge: Public Policy, All Levels Global Action Days

 

Educational Equality: Now and Then, Here and There – A World of Girls Journey

 Brownie

​The World of GirlsJourney is all about girls’ stories of inspiration from around the planet. During this program, hear stories about girls from the past and the present, from near and far, fighting for equal education, so they can make the world a better place. 

Brownies will learn that the Civil Rights movement is filled with brave girls like themselves. They’ll find clues in stories from the past and present, and role play their favorite characters from history.  Through this program, girls will earn their “Hear a Story” award, and begin to work towards their “Change a Story” award. 

(This program takes the place of Session 2 and part of Session 3 in the How To guide for this journey. If you would like supporting materials sent to your troop before you visit the site for your program, be sure to contact us at least two weeks ahead of time.)

Badge Connections:  All Levels Global Action Days
Journey Connections: Brownie A World of Girls

 
National Park Service Resource Stewardship Patch    

 All Levels 

To earn this patch, each troop is required to commit ten (10) hours on a designated project at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site or a verified community project OR an Individual Girl Scout must commit four (4) hours on a designated project at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Girl Scouts may also choose to incorporate this project as part of their It’s Your World, Change It take action project.    

 Journey Connections: Daisy Journey: Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden, Brownie Journey: Brownie Quest, Junior Journey: Agent of Change, C adette Journey: aMAZE!, Senior Journey: GIRLtopia, Ambassador Journey: Your Voice Your World