Special Interest Groups

Lego League
Interested in having fun, building, teamwork, and robots? GSCSNJ is proud to announce we now have 4 FIRST Teams: Green Machine (FLL), Dream Green Machine (FLL), Gear Girls (FLL), and W.A.G.S. (FTC).

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In FIRST LEGO League (FLL), become immersed in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Create innovative solutions for challenges facing today’s scientists as part of your research project.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is designed for high school students who want to compete head to head using a sports model. Design, build, and program your robots to compete on a 8 X 4 foot field in an Alliance format against other teams. Teams develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles.

Interested in becoming involved? Want to start a team in your area? Please contact Marisa Dietrich, GSLE Specialist at mdietrich@gscsnj.org for more information. 4th - 8th graders only.

Penna's Paddle Bums Grades 7-12
Penna's Paddlebums, our Girl Scout Canoe team, is looking for a few more girls! Girl Scouts in at least 7th grade, who are able to swim, are invited to join the Penna's Paddlebum team that has successfully trained and competed since 1977 at Camp Kettle Run. All practices are mandatory. Contact: Mary Dill (volunteer) at marydill@verizon.net.

Girl Scout Basketball - Celtics Get ready to dribble, pass, shoot and have fun! The Girl Scout Celtics basketball team is your place to build skills on the court and off. Want to see a team come to your neighborhood? Interested in other sports like softball, volleyball or bowling? Let us know! Teams can only be offered if there are enough girls interested, a volunteer to coach and a space to practice. If you are interested in starting a team or volunteering please contact Tannya Hemingway at themingway@gscsnj.org or 800-582-7692 ext. 152.

GEMS - Grades 6-12
What is GEMS? GEMS is a group of older girls (Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors) who get together and plan and bring to life activities...planned by the girls and run by the girls. No registration is required for the meetings. Meetings are monthly at the Cherry Hill Service Center. Contact MaryEllen DeMille (volunteer) at magua36@comcast.net.

Senior Planning Board
Senior Planning Board is Girl Scout Leadership-In-Action! Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors use video and web technology to connect with other girls through out the region. Join the board to exchange ideas, plan Gold Award Take Action projects, run the Cadette to Senior Bridging event, and plan the Senior Conference Trip. Contact Kerry Camerer at kcramerer@gscsnj.org.