Interest Patrols

Do what you love and love what you do! GSEP’s older girl Interest Patrols let you do just that and give you the chance to try something new and different. So, if you’re looking for new ways to expand your Girl Scout horizons, a patrol is the place for you! Join a patrol and learn how to build a robot, become a fashion designer, celebrate the past, learn about Alpacas, paddle in a canoe race, and preserve local history.

We’re  always looking for new adventures for our girls! Do you have an idea for a new Interest Patrol? Email us at girlprogram@gsep.org to get started or if you have any questions.

Fashion Patrol

Fashionistas! Find your style and friends that share your passion for Fashion, join the Fashion Patrol. Pick from workshops such as: cosplay, accessories, jean couture, fibers, illustration, recycle, and embellishments. Get ready to sparkle, glimmer and shine on our own Fashion Patrol’s “Project Runway”. Check out their 2015-2016 Calendar of events here.  Contact Karen Zimmerman 610-760-1887 or kzsews@rcn.com

GSEP Heritage Patrol

We are celebrating our 30th year as an Interest Patrol! The Heritage Patrol works with community groups that are committed to preserving and sharing every aspect of their Lehigh Valley history. The patrol is open to girls entering 6th – 12th grades. Patrol members organize and implement special events for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts including:

  • Victorian Pastimes – February 7, 2015
  • Thinking Day – Heritage Style – March 7, 2015
  • Moravian Memories – April 11, 2015

Contact – Betsy Cutler
610-395-2721 or betsy2955@gmail.com
www.gsepheritagepatrol.com

Mean Green Canoe Team

Grades 8–12
Join one of the most established interest groups in the country! For more than 37 years, the Mean Green Canoe Team has helped young women become great paddlers. No experience necessary – just an interest in flat-water canoe racing and a weekly commitment to teamwork with the goal of participating in the General Clinton Canoe Regatta in Bainbridge, NY over Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25, 2015). Interest in the Mean Greens has steadily increased over the years, and we now must prioritize everyone based on commitment and attendance as well as capability and skills compatability. A final decision about which girls will compete in the Regatta will be made by mid-May. Team members must attend rain-or-shine practices every Sunday afternoon (except Easter Sunday) from mid-March through May 17, 2015, on the Schuylkill River in Linfield, PA. An organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 7pm, followed by a pool practice* on Sunday, March 8, and an overnight at CLW from Saturday, March 14, to Sunday, March 15 (these 3 events are mandatory). Then weekly practice begins. A $100 fee covers the pool practice, overnight, and all but 2 meals at the Regatta. Contact Barbara Curtin at 610-896-7365 or curtinbarb@aol.com.

The Berks County Museum Patrol

The Berks County Museum Patrol is an interest patrol that has something for girls of all ages! The patrol is made up of girls who are in 7th through 12th grade. Girls in the patrol gain leadership experience while they work with younger girls by leading activities, singing songs, and helping to plan the overnight. Our patrol members also have the opportunity to make new friends from around the council and have a ton of fun! The patrol runs overnight programs for girls who are Daisy, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts, where they can have fun, make cool projects, and learn something new, all while sleeping over in a museum. If you’re interested in learning more about us volunteering, please email us at museumpatrol@yahoo.com.

Robotics Patrols in Delaware or Berks Counties

Delaware County, PA
GSEP FIRST Robotics Patrol
Grades: K-3 Junior FIRST Lego League
Grades: 4-8 FIRST Lego League
Grades: 9-12 FIRST Robotics Competition

Do you have an interest in science and technology, or are you struggling with science and technology? The Robotics Patrol is the place for you! Gain skills in computers, research, problem solving, public speaking, team building, and so much more! This Interest Patrol is focused on the FIRST Robotics competitions and competes throughout the Philadelphia area, and helps run technology events for GSEP. Jr FLL meets August thru Jan FLL Meetings run June through February. Jr FLL and FLL meets on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm and Sunday evenings as needed during the competition season. FRC runs all year long, but on a reduced schedule from May till Sept All teams are now taking new members. Join us now to get started and learn all the basics! Teams Our Motto is “We Can Do It!” and so can you! Come learn and have fun in a Girl Scout environment that promotes confidence, courage, and character! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at GsepRoboticsPatrol@yahoo.com.

Berks County, PA
Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head-to-head combat mission? Come learn basic strategies for building sturdy structures, then apply that knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition! Work in teams to build and program a robot using LEGO® Mindstorms NXT technology, with working motors and sensors. Program and modify your robot to complete various challenges and use your new skills to solve real-world problems. New to robotics? Don’t worry—beginners are welcome. Grades 4-8. Contact: Michelle Koch 610-587-9272 or troop1091@gmail.com.