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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Register: Contact Joan Wilson at 785-354-4273 or by email at email@example.com.
Location: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka KS, 66612
Current partner programs are listed below.
Girls Get Rights: A Guided Tour of Brown v. Board of Education
Brownie Cadette Senior Ambassador
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! Brownies can earn Step 4 of their Citizen: Celebrating Community badge, Cadettes can earn Step 3 of their Citizen: Finding Common Ground badge, and Ambassadors can earn Step 1 of their Citizen: Public Policy badge.
Educational Equality: Now and Then, Here and There – A World of Girls Journey
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.)