At St. Patrick's, Girl Scouts began 30 years ago. Today, approximately 200 girls participate. Troops meet weekly or bimonthly. They often go on trips to perform a service or learn a new skill.
Some of the special events St. Patrick's Girl Scouts participate in include: a Girl Scout Halloween Party, Investiture (a November ceremony in which Girls become Scouts), Girl Scout Mass (a chance to celebrate Mass together, Brownies receive awards they have earned over the course of the year and bridge to the next level of scouting).
Among their charitable activities, troops make and donate Easter baskets to the food pantry, and each troop visits the Maria Regina Convent to serve snacks and brighten the day of the retired religious.
For Girl Scouts at St. Patrick's the Religious Awards program holds special meaning. The program helps scouts learn about their religion and helps them on their faith journey. The girls learn to use their talents and skills to help those in an ever widening circle - first their families, then their school community and their community at large. St. Patrick's Girl Scouts have had the privilege of working with moderator Sister Charlotte Maria Shinnick, A Sister of St. Joseph residing at the convent at St. Patrick's. Sister Charlotte also serves as the Associate Chaplain for the diocesan committee for Girl Scouting.
Girl Scouts of the USA aims at helping girls "develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth." At St. Patrick's it does just that.