Friday, November 20, 2015

My Promise My Faith

Fr. Mitchel speaking to the Girl Scout

"The Catholic faith is discreetly tied in with the Girl Scout Law and Promise, and at the workshop I attended, we examined our faith and those connections.  Specifically the line "courageous and strong" located in the Girl Scout Law.  We discovered that many of the Saints we look up to are courageous and strong, by not shying away from their faith, even in times of persecution.  As Christians today, we need to follow their example and stand up for our faith even if we are looked down upon by other."
written by: Evelyn (8th grade Cadet)

Father Mitchel talked with the girls about what the world thinks makes people happy versus what God says will make us happy. The world thinks that you need to be pretty, have lots of money, be in control of your life, and be important. God cares more about how beautiful our soul is instead of our physical beauty. God tells us that we will be happy when we give to others in need. Instead of being in control of our lives, God wants us to hand over control to Him. And finally, instead of being important, God tells us that 'the greatest will become the least.' Father Mitchel told us about heroic female saints who found true happiness by doing what God wanted, including Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and St. Therese.

Monday, November 16, 2015

KSU Society of Women in Engineering

On November 14th, Rachel and I attended K-State Society of Women of Engineers program (SWE). When we got there we got to know the people in our group. We built wind turbines out of PVC pipes. The turbines actually spun. We then watched a video about how they were built. It takes about a month to build a turbine. Next we built paper air planes and launched them to see whose went farther. After the races we had a presentation on turbines. After lunch we made some sort of lava lamp. Then 5 collage students came in to talk about their collage life. They talked about their involvement with SWE. Then sadly it was time to go home. I am hoping to go back.
written by:  Samantha (Cadette)

Waiting for everyone else to come!


"My troop and other CTK troops went to Harvesters on Halloween.  We went because it was our founder Juliette Low's birthday.  We were providing service to our community in her honor.  We helped sort carrots that will go to needy families in our area.  We finished our day with a fun game of Jeopardy and cupcakes."   written by Rachel (Cadette Troop)

Harvesters is a local food bank that serves 26 area counties here in NE Kansas and NW Missouri.  They provide food and household supplies to over 600 non-profit organizations to help those in need.  Harvesters is always looking for groups to volunteer to help sort and organize goods that are brought in from around the United States and local donations. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Girl Scout Bonfire!

On Oct. 18th, 2015 the CTK Girl Scout Bonfire was hosted by the 5th grade Junior troop.  It took place at Mother Theresa of Calcutta Church in North Topeka.  We made s'mores, trail mix and masks.  We played pin the "something on the something", tree tag, 3-legged "monster" races and capture the pumpkin.  We had a great time!  Thanks to everyone who helped out.
written by:  Anna (Brownie) & Kat (Junior)

This year, we did the Bonfire on Sunday, October 18, and combined it with Juliette Low's birthday. The girls made s'mores over the campfire. They got to eat the s'mores and drink apple cider. They also learned new songs. Other activities were making a Halloween mask, playing pin the tail on the black cat, a three legged "monster" race, and making a take home treat. At the end, the girls divided into two teams to do a Capture the Pumpkin game.

Monday, October 26, 2015

KSU Nuclear Science Day

Nuclear Science Day at KSU!
On Oct. 24th, 2015 our Cadette troop got together with other area where Girl Scouts had an opportunity to go behind the scenes with a special tour of KSU's nuclear reactor. They measured the half-life of a radioactive isotope and saw demonstrations of several atomic-scale science experiments. They explored the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power as compared to other common sources of electric power. Thank you, K-State for showing girls what is possible through STEM!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Brownie Snack badge

Brownie Troops and Alyssa, Hy-Vee Dietitian
The snack badge event was at Hy-Vee.  Ms. Alyssa had us make lots of snacks.  We made spinach smoothies, apple tarts, pistachio cupcakes and pepper nachos.  We had to use a blender to blend up the smoothies and lemon juice with water to keep the apples moist.  At the end we helped clean up and talked about the snacks and recipes.

In my opinion, I liked the spinach smoothies the best!

written by: Emily (Brownie Troop)

Friday, October 9, 2015

First Aid workshop

CTK Girl Scouts
On Oct. 3rd, Brownie troop 3099 hosted a First Aid workshop.  All of the girls made small travel kits to keep in their bags.  Park Ranger Michelle Campbell came to talk to us about poison oak and poison ivy.  While she was doing that, the other girls toured an AMR ambulance.  They learned about different medicines and tools they carry.  After all of that was done, we ate lunch and had a brief recess.  After lunch the older girls learned about splints and how to make them.  The younger girls practiced calling 911.  We all got back together and the older girls practiced making arm slings on the younger girls.  We then learned and practiced the Heimlich maneuver taught by Leader Linda.  We all talked about what we learned about.  My favorite part was touring the ambulance.
 written by:  Samantha (Cadette Troop)

Rome Sweet Home

Sept. 26, 2015 our church, Christ the King celebrated its 30th anniversary and our school celebrated its 20th anniversary.  To celebrate this wonderful occasion our parish hosted Rome Sweet Home!

All of our Girl Scouts helped out inside the gym where dinner was provided by LaRocca's restaurant.  The girls helped carry food to tables, busing them and taking down tables and chairs when dinner was complete.  Olga from LaRocca's was very impressed with how well the girls helped out and Mr. John Russel was extremely grateful for all the help cleaning up after dinner.

This was the first service project for the school year that the Girl Scouts helped with.  Our next service project will be during the Fall Festival. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

About Us

There is a wonderful community of Girl Scouts at Christ the King.  There are Girl Scouts in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The leaders are very active within the church and school communities.  Leaders strive to teach the Girl Scouts with an adherence to our Catholic faith.  The Girl Scouts participate in many different service projects throughout the year, including the monthly Catholic Charities food drive and maintaining Aubrey’s rosary garden.  Each spring, the girls take part in the Girl Scout Sunday Mass, where they are presented with Catholic emblems and assist as flag bearers, lectors, and servers.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Our New Webpage

Welcome to the new CTK Topeka Girl Scouts Homepage!  We are excited to provide this resource to keep parents and scouts informed of the latest news and events.

Look here for upcoming troop functions and happenings.