Girl Scout Mariners provides teen Girl Scouts, grades 6 to 12, an opportunity to engage deeply in water-focused activities. As Mariners, Girl Scouts develop skills in a variety of areas, take action, explore careers related to water and the environment, and participate in associated travel opportunities.
At GSSNE, the Mariners program is currently open to Cadette Girl Scouts or higher. Girls Scouts interested in joining the Mariners Troop can do so in conjunction with their traditional Girl Scout Troop* or it can be the only troop they participate in! Mariner Girl Scouts will participate in fun hands-on activities once a month through the Girl Scout Troop Year.
Girl Scout Mariners has been a part of Girl Scouts’ bold history since it was founded in Rhode Island in 1934 by Kit Hammett. It was later introduced to Girl Scouts nationally at a Girl Scout convention in Boston, and was initially one of several patrols that included Trailblazers (hiking and camping), Mounted (equestrian), Panorama (general), and Wing (air and flight). Mariners enjoyed water hikes, shakedown cruises, and GAMs (Gathering of All Mariners) while learning critical skills on the water.
*If you are participating in more than one troop, there is no additional membership fee to participate in Mariners.