Welcome (Youth Activities)

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Welcome

BE a Knight to Today's Youth


As the Knights work to increase our ranks, we must never forget the young men and women who may someday be a member of the Knights of Columbus or Ladies Auxiliary. Therefore, it is absolutely vital to develop and promote programs for youth in your council. These young people will be the next leaders of the Knights of Columbus and it is our duty to create a fun, challenging growth experience for them and their faith.

The great jurisdiction of Missouri has an outstanding Youth Activities Program with a strong history of successful programs. We have had multiple International winners throughout the years and we will continue to support and promote them in their efforts to reach such high accomplishments during this fraternal year.


But if this is to continue, you and your council must actively take steps to ensure the participation and success of our youth. First and foremost we have to support and sponsor the programs. Through the essay, poster, soccer, free throws, Squires, Columbus Girls, and scholarship programs you and your council should easily find the most if not all of these programs are easy to sponsor.


These programs need your commitment to publicize and promote them in your local communities, parishes, and schools. The more effort put forth the more return for your investment of time will result. Take a good look at your roster and choose one or more Knights who will take a genuine interest in these youth programs. An interested adult leader will help develop these youngsters into tomorrow's leaders.

With all the things trying to lure our youth towards less than moral choices, our youth need us and our programs now more than ever to develop them into a leader for tomorrow.

John "Rocky" Gambon   Youth Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Basketball Free Throw

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Basketball

LEVELS OF COMPETITION FOR THE FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP
STATE WINNERS ARE FORWARDED TO SUPREME FOR INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATION

Five age groups:

  • Boys ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (age as of January 1, 2015)
  • Girls ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (age as of January 1, 2015)

Suggested Tournament Schedule:

 
The competition kit order form (FT-Kit) can be ordered online from the Supreme Council Website, www.kofc.org, or it can be found in your Council Report Forms booklet.


PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW COMPETITION RULES!

  • Score sheets ARE NOT to be returned to the participants
  • Winner's sheets will be forwarded to the Chairman of the next level of competition
  • A Questions and Answers sheet is available from the District Deputy
  • PLEASE READ:  Any council that is allowing children 9 years of age or younger to participate in the event must know that they will not be able to participate in any higher level due to their age
  • An  estimated number of participants should be kept by the council and forwarded to the State Chairman

Awards:

  • Council Level- Trophies, Plaques, etc. of the Council's choice (No savings bonds or cash!)
  • District Level - Medallions
  • Regional Level - Plaques
  • State Level - Trophies
  • International Level - Trophies

For more information, contact:
Keith Eidel   Free Throw Chairman   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Soccer Challenge

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Soccer

LEVELS OF COMPETITION FOR THE SOCCER CHALLENGE: COUNCIL, DISTRICT, REGIONAL, & STATE

Five age groups:
    Boys ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Age as of September 1, 2014)
    Girls ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Age as of September 1, 2014)


Suggested Tournament Schedule:

  • Council - Month of September (scheduled by your local Council)
  • District - October I thru 15 (scheduled by your District Deputy)
  • Regionals - October 16-31
  • State competition: November
  • 2014 Regional and State Competition Dates
    • Check back often for updates


Competition Kit order forms are in the COUNCIL REPORTS FORM BOOKLET or can be ordered online at the Supreme Council Website at
http://www.kofc.org/  Please refer to SC-KIT.


PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW COMPETITION RULES!

  • Score Sheets ARE NOT to be returned to the participants.
  • Winner's sheets will be forwarded to the Chairman of the next level of competition
  • A Question and Answer sheet is available from the District Deputy
  • PLEASE READ! Any council that is allowing children 9 years of age or younger to participate in the event must know that they will not be able to participate in any higher level due to their age.
  • An estimated number of participants should be kept by the council and forwarded to the State Chairman.


Awards:

  • Council Level- Trophies, Plaques, etc. of the Council's choice (no savings bonds or cash)
  • District Level - Medallions
  • Regional Level - Plaques
  • State Level - Trophies
  • International Level - Trophies


For more information contact:
Keith Eidel    Soccer Chairman     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Essay Contest

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Essay Contest

Missouri State Essay Contest

Topic:  TBA

The Missouri State Essay Contest has been aligned with the Supreme Council's Essay Contest. The contest is open to all Catholic students in the state of Missouri, public, private, or home schooled, grades 5-12. Councils should order the Essay Contest Kit (EA-Kit) from Supreme.

Essays must be 500-750 words in length and must be typed on 8.5 X 11 paper, one sided, double spaced, with one inch margins. Judging will be based on Overall Impression, Content, Grammar, and Style. The student's name should appear only on the official Knights of Columbus Entry Form. This form should be stapled to the essay.

All entries in each grade must be submitted to the local Council for the first round of judging, and only one winner in each grade is to be forwarded by the council for judging on the state level, a maximum of eight essays per Council.

Winners from each grade (5-12) will be awarded a plaque from the Missouri State Council. There will be a first place winner in each of the eight grades.  It is recommended that local Councils also provide awards for council winners, along with the certificates that are provided in the Essay Kit. 

  • Winners from grades 8-12 will be forwarded to Supreme for the International Competition.


The winning entries for each grade, each with the official Knights of Columbus Entry Form stapled to it, must be submitted to the State Chairman by January 31st, 2015.

All necessary forms, promotional materials, and certificates are in the Essay Contest Kit (EA-Kit) available upon request from Supreme at kofc.org.

Michael A. Deamos  State Essay Contest Chairman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Poster Contest

Written by Kevin Hudnut. Posted in Poster Contest

MISSOURI STATE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
2014 - 2015 YOUTH POSTER CONTEST

For this fraternal year, we will be using Supreme's Substance Abuse Awareness themes. To get started, each council will need to order the poster kit (#SA-KIT) from Supreme.  We will be announcing the poster theme soon.  

Plaques will be persented for each 1st and 2nd place winners in each category and age group.  The age groups in each category will be: 

  • 8-11 years old
  • 12-14 years old

Students can enter any or all poster contest that they are qualified in.


To be considered for the State Judging, all winning entries from the council level need to be into the Poster Contest Chairman no later than February 28, 2015.  (Note: only submit winning entries, not all of your entries.)

Please be sure that entries submitted for the state competition are filled out completely. We encourage the councils to award certificates of participation for all entries. Certificates are available below.  Every winning entry that I receive from Councils will be presented with a Certificate of Participation from the State.

POSTERS MUST BE 11" X 17" TO BE CONSIDERED FOR JUDGING AT THE STATE LEVEL

Additional Infomation:


If I can help in any way, contact me at:
Michael A. Deamos  Poster Contest Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.