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Watch now: Women’s Suffrage Centennial with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and the League of Wome


Girl Scouts of Colorado gives special thanks to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) and the League of Women Voters of Colorado (LWVCO) for hosting two webinars for Girl Scouts to learn about the women’s suffrage movement and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. More than 40 Girl Scouts from across the country participated in the webinars on August 10 and August 14, 2020. You can now watch both webinars online.

Presenters from the CHWF and LWVCO included:

  1. Beth Barela, Executive Director, Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

  2. ML Hanson, Founder of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and Girl Scout Woman of Distinction

  3. Beth Hendrix, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Colorado

  4. Jill Tietjen, Inductee of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and the Colorado Author’s Hall of Fame, and Girl Scout Woman of Distinction

  5. Andrea Wilkins, Legislative Liaison for the League of Women Voters of Colorado

Our presenters spoke to girls about what life was like for women 100 years ago, why suffragists fought for the right to vote, and about key suffragists in Colorado history. Girls also learned about how and why the CO Women’s Hall of Fame was started and the original suffragists were the founders of the League of Women Voters.

Through participating in this webinar girls:

  1. Earned their Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame patch! They completed the patch requirements by:

  2. Learning about CWHF inductees

  3. Attending a CWHF event

  4. Watching a film from the CWHF website (D/B/J) OR completing a CWHF scavenger hunt (C/S/A)

Order your CWHF patch online now!

2. Completed the “Discover” part of the Girl Scout Suffrage Centennial patch by:

  1. Finding out why it is important to vote.

  2. Learning about women’s first time voting.

  3. Learning why some people were opposed to voting.

To continue learning more about the women’s suffrage centennial and the 19th Amendment, Girl Scouts can:

  1. Finish earning the Girl Scout Suffrage Centennial patch.

  2. Earn the Girl Scout 19th Amendment Ranger patch.

  3. Explore all the resources on the special Suffrage Centennial blog post.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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