Calling All Girl Scouts! Earn the Belva Lockwood Fun Patch!

We’re thrilled to join forces with the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways on a special adventure! Together, we’re launching the Belva Lockwood Fun Patch program, designed to inspire future leaders by exploring the remarkable life of lawyer, politician, and social reformer Belva Lockwood.

Who was Belva Lockwood?

A trailblazer for justice and equality, Belva Lockwood defied convention. A lawyer, politician, and social reformer, she championed causes that resonate deeply to this day. This program delves into her remarkable life, exploring the issues she bravely fought for, including her historic bid to become the first woman President of the United States – not once, but twice.

What will you do?

The Belva Lockwood Fun Patch Program offers a variety of activities that cater to different age groups. You can:

  • Unravel Belva’s story: Research Belva’s life, the women’s suffrage movement, and the fight for equal rights. Additionally, explore the historic Belva Lockwood Inn, once a female seminary (school for girls) she owned. Here, young women defied societal norms by learning math, science, physical education, and public speaking – subjects rarely offered to females at the time.
  • Express yourself creatively: Design campaign materials, create a time capsule, or organize a debate.
  • Get hands-on: Troops visiting the Belva Lockwood Inn can participate in activities like mock trials, suffrage sash making, and historical scavenger hunts (optional).

There’s something for everyone!

No matter your age or interests, there’s a way for you to participate in the Belva Lockwood Fun Patch Program.

Ready to get started?

Check out the program requirements for your age level and dive into the world of Belva Lockwood! Once you’ve completed the requirements, contact Brie Woods, owner of the Belva Lockwood Inn, to schedule a day visit and earn your patch in person, or have it mailed to you.

Let's celebrate Belva Lockwood's legacy together!

For more information and to register for a “Day at the Belva” field trip, contact Innkeeper Brie Woods at (607) 223-4367 or email Space is limited, so don’t delay!