Ice Patrol hosts Girl Scouts

New London - The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol hosted Girl Scout Troop 63101 from Harbor Elementary School on April 27 at its offices at Fort Trumbull.

Nineteen Girl Scouts, ages 5 to 13, attended the presentation with their Troop leaders. Lt. Cmdr. Gabrielle McGrath, Marine Science Technician Second Class Will Moran and Marine Science Technician Third Class Megan Sanks told the group about the unit's mission, history and operations.

A highlight of the visit for the Girl Scouts was the chance to "sink" a model Titanic ship in a fish tank after creating a collision with a Styrofoam iceberg. The IIP regularly hosts groups who want to learn more about the unit, and its members go to local schools throughout the year, often emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math career options. For more information, visit


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