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POSTPONED: Girl Scout Day at the Capitol

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:00 AM
Kansas Capitol
SW 8th & SW Van Buren
Topeka, KS  66612
Laura Nordgren
Registration is recommended
No Fee

Please be advised that Girl Scout Day at the Capitol has been postponed to the Fall. More details will follow.

WAAT will be providing volunteers for this great event! Last year, more than 1,200 girls attended Girl Scout Day at the Capitol to learn about how our government works and the legislative process. (Here's the WIBW coverage.) They expect another big turn out for the event this year. They would love to have women attorneys at the event for the girls to meet and interact with at the various activity centers.

Please email Laura Nordgren as soon as possible if you'd like to volunteer.


Jobs available:

Station Assistant: help deliver station programming or assist presenter (25-30)

General Help: Answer questions, direct traffic, help as needed (10)

Set Up/Tear Down: Pretty self-explanatory (6)

Registration/Community Service Area: Help check in troops, organize community service items. (6)

Event Time:    
11:15 AM Volunteer Orientation/Check In (Ground Level)

12:30-1:00pm Check-In – (Ground Level)

1:00-1:30 Opening ceremonies – 1 st Floor Rotunda (viewing available from 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor)

1:30-3:30 pm Activities – throughout 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor

3:30-3:45 pm Closing ceremonies – Outside on Capitol Steps

3:30-4:00 pm Station Clean up


Here are the Activities that will be throughout the Capitol

1.     Scavenger Hunt: Revised scavenger Hunt based on state symbols

2.     Legislative Panel: 8- 15 minute sessions where girls get to learn about what is means to be an elected official, what the branch of government does, etc. 

3.     Taking a Vote: 6- 20 minute session where girls get to vote on an issue on the house floor.

4.     The Campaign Trail: Girls learn what it looks like to work on someone’s campaign.

5.     Voting- General Election: Girls learn the voting process, polling place, filling out voter registration card, completing ballot.

6.     Take A Stand: Girls meet an activist, learn about using their voice to create positive change, create posters for Freedom March

7.     STEM activity- Girls will create a STEM SWAP or activity

8.     Be A Good Neighbor- Girls will create thank you cards to go with our Personal Care items to the VA

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