The Official Youth Organization
Of the Knights of Columbus
The Official Young Ladies
Organization of the Missouri
State Council Knights of Columbus
Young Catholic men and women face many challenges in todays word as aspects of modern society seek to draw them away from our faith. At the same time, our councils sometimes encounter numerous difficulities in getting younger catholics interested in the work of our cherished order. Fortunately, there is a program within the Knights of Columbus that can help young people keep their Catholic faith, enable them to learn leadership skills while engaging them in fun service activities that introduce them to the Knights of Columbus.
The Columbian Squires is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus for young men between the age of ten and eighteen. The Columbus Girls is a program instituted by the Missouri State Council for young women in the same age group. Both the Squires and Columbus Girls are Catholic programs dedicated to promoting leadership and service for our youth. Both organizations are open to all Catholic children, not just those that have fathers who are Knights or mothers who are in the Auxiliary.
A new Squires or Girl's circle must be sponsored by a Council, Assembly, or Ladies Auxiliary. The circles can either be based in the council, parish, or school depending on the needs of the area. Each circle elects it's own officers, runs it's own meetings, and plans it's own events. The officers serve under the guidance of several Knights or Ladies who work as councelors for the group. Circles undertake a number of activities, including volunteering at soup kitchens, raising funds for a number of chairtable institutions, praying for religious vocations, cleaning up city parks, participating in recruiting drives and having social events.
Squires Circles have been established throughout the world where the order is present. More information on the Squires can be found on the Supreme Council website at www.kofc.org. The Columbus Girls Circles are active throughout the State of Missouri. Please contact me if you are interested in forming a circle in either organization.
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