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Kansas State Capitol

The Kansas State Capitol, known also as the Kansas Statehouse, is the building housing the executive and legislative branches of government for the U.S. state of Kansas

Location: Kansas State Capitol 8th and Van Buren, Topeka, KS. The entrance to the Capitol is through the street level doors on the north or 8th street side of the Capitol Square.

How to Register: Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. Call 785-296-3966 or email kshs.capitol@ks.gov.

Cost Per Girl: N/A 
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Time: Year round Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Additional info: If you are interested in speaking with a legislator during your tour, visit the Kansas Legislature website for contact info.

 

YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:

Civics and Government Tour

 Cadette

Explore what “Finding Common Ground“ might look like at the state level of government.  Take a tour of the building and possibly meet with an elected official to discuss how they find common ground for difficult issues.  If legislators are unavailable (they are here from the middle of January to early May), utilize the State Library to research difficult issues that Kansas has faced in the past.

Badge Connections: Cadette Badge: Finding Common Ground

Outcomes: Displays positive values. Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.  
 

Civics and Government Tour

 Junior

Go “Inside Government” by visiting the state capitol.  Take a tour and possibly meet with an elected official (they are here from the middle of January to early May). Learn what the branches of government are and what they do.  Make an “I’m a Fan of the Capitol Fan” to share what you have learned.

Badge Connections: Junior Badge: Inside Government

Outcomes: Displays positive values. Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.  
 

Historic Tour

 Brownie

“Celebrate Community” by visiting the Kansas State Capitol and taking a Historic Tour of the Building.  You will learn about state symbols and find flags throughout the Capitol.  Each of these represents something important about our community.  Visit our classroom to color pictures of our state symbols, make a capitol fan activity, draw a picture using stamps of our state symbols or draw pictures of the flags you saw on tour.

Additional Information: You can also ask for a self-guided brochure of the Kansas State Capitol grounds.  You can be a landmark detective looking at the many memorials that are found on the capitol grounds.  You can make a list of the ones you find and draw pictures of your favorites.

Badge Connections: Brownie Badge: Celebrating Community

Outcomes: Displays positive values. Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.
 

Bleeding Kansas Tour

 Senior

“Behind the Ballot” - explore how voting makes a difference in history.  The struggles of the Bleeding Kansas era resulted in a vote to make Kansas a free state.  Learn why voting is so important and see the former Secretary of State’s Office where votes were certified until 2010.  Take a tour and possibly meet with an elected official (they are here from the middle of January to early May). Participate in a classroom discussion on John Brown’s influence on history and why it is important to vote today.

Badge Connections: Senior Badge: Behind the Ballot

Outcomes: Displays positive values. Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout Outcomes.