Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as
Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you
love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the
place for you.
You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re
“blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in
a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace
of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia.
And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world,
traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.
Check out Girl Scout
Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11
and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every
year—from surfing camp on the east coast and
breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of
new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.
Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl
Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack
your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and
memories. Find your trip today!
Destination applications and references are submitted only through
the online applications process. See timeline below under application timeline.
For more questions on Destination opportunities please contact Katie
Destinations Application Timeline - 2019/2020
December 1, 2018
Round 1 deadline for girls and references to complete applications
December 7, 2018
Round 1 deadline for home council to submit approval survey
December 21, 2018
Round 1 acceptance/rejection/waitlist notices all sent out (last date)
January 11, 2019
Round 1 participants’ deposits due to event hosts
February 15, 2019
Round 2 deadline for girls and references to complete applications
February 22, 2019
Round 2 deadline for home councils to submit approval survey
March 4, 2019
Round 2 acceptance/rejection/waitlist notices all sent out (last date)
March 18, 2019
Round 2 participants' deposits due to event hosts
After Round 2 Remaining spaces for 2019 Destinations are open
on a ROLLING BASIS until the Destination is full or the event host
must close enrollment. Email or call event host if you are unsure if
applications are still open. 2020 Destinations that are not filled
will be re-posted in August 2019. The next application deadline for
2020 Destinations is December 1, 2019.
Check out Girl Scout Getaways, the ultimate short
travel adventure programs designed specifically for Girl Scout Troops
with girls ages 11 and older. Girl Scout Getaways, are posted
throughout the year. With a ton of different trips to apply for every
year—from Stand Up Paddle boarding, Whale Watches and surfing
adventures out inCape Cod on the east coast and
breathtaking hikes or rivers out west, to the Ultimate American
Experience of Washington, D.C. or Space Camp Pathfinder Program
including your own Space Mission —there’s something amazing for
everyone to experience.
Is your troop planning a trip and looking for an affordable and fun
place to stay? There are Girl Scout facilities in great locations
around the country ready to welcome you! Check GSUSA Troop Treks,
so you can start planning your next troop adventure!
Check out Girl
Scout Overseas Global Summer Camp,start the
adventure of your life by attending global summer camps sponsored by
USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGS)! Girls in grades 6-12 can visit a
World Center in India, Mexico, Switzerland or the United Kingdom for a
week of fun and a world of culture.
Where can you go? Places like China, Costa
Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!
How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!
Scouts offers girls a chance to see the world, meet new people and
learn about different cultures and ideas. Girls can travel as part of
a troop, local or council-wide group, or individually through national
GSCWM Travel Opportunities:
GSCWM’s Travel Committee plans day and overnight trips for girls of
all ages. Below is a listing of upcoming opportunities which girls can
begin planning for now! Have a trip idea email firstname.lastname@example.org
GSCWM Day Travel Programs
GSCWM has a variety of local and day long trips for girls of all
ages. Check out our Event
Calendar for travel and trip opportunities by age level. Trips
are either for troops or girls with an adult.
GSCWM International Travel
We are currently planning up to four years in advance to allow you
the time to fundraise for the trip. If you are interested in the trips
or have additional questions please contact Katie Chappell
at 413-584-2602 x3604.
* EF tours establishes the trip pricing 2 years before the trip and
changes pricing during the registration process as the trips gets
closer, to secure the lowest pricing options register with EF tours
with a $95 deposit as close to the trip opening as possible.
Starting with the Summer 2019 trips, in addition to the EF tours
cost, there will be a non-refundable $200 council deposit to help
cover the GSCWM costs of facilitating our Travel Programs. While EF
tour registration for Summer 2019 and beyond is not open yet,
reserve your spot with GSCWM Today!
Summer 2019 : Belize Wildlife Adventure
Register with EF Tours by December 1, 2018
Belize Wildlife Adventure 8 Days
A tropical paradise with miles of shimmering blue Caribbean
coastline and lush jungle canopies, Belize is bursting with diverse
wildlife and a sense of adventure. See native jungle animals up close
on multiple nature hikes, whiz through the treetops on a zip-line, and
snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Ancient ruins,
cave tubing, and a riverboat cruise ensure this will be an adventure
your girls will never forget.
Registration opens with EF Tours Registration Open NOW for all
GSCWM Girl Scouts only. Start Saving and Planning Now:
GIRL ONLY TRIP will be offered as a GSUSA Destinations with Girl
Scouts from across the country.
GSCWM girls interested in particpating in this trip, do not need to
apply via the Destinations application, please enroll through the
Grand Tour of Italy 16 Days
With visits to Venice, Florence, the Sorrento region and Rome, your
group will fall in love with Italy. History comes alive among the
ruins of Pompeii and along the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Get to
know da Vinci, walk in the steps of gladiators and visit the
birthplace of saints. Cruise the canals of Venice, enjoy an island
cruise and get hands-on skills with an Italian cooking class. This
trip will be open as a GSUSA Destinations with Girl Scouts from across
Registration opens EF Tours opens Fall 2019- Start Saving and
Charting the Galapagos Islands 9 Days
Journey to the equator and explore the wonders of Ecuador— including
the Galápagos Islands, some 620 miles off the country’s Pacific
coastline. Retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Some of the
wildlife you may see include penguins, sea lions, turtles, blue-footed
boobies, and other exotic birds. On the mainland, your troop will
visit the Equatorial Line and enjoy a Salsa dance lesson.
Every EF tour includes airfare, ground transportation, comfortable
hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, a full-time tour
director and local guides, and the most extensive safety and
security regulations in the industry. EF also offers the lowest
prices, guaranteed, as well as unparalleled support for Girl Scout
Leaders, girls, and their parents, making it easy, safe, and
affordable for your girls to experience the very best historic,
cultural and natural sights in the world.
*Note Lunches for some tours, tips for Bus and Tour Directors are
Each trip will allow enrollment up to the date listed next to the
trip. All participants will have bi-monthly meetings to help prepare
for the trip, plan for money earning and get to know each other which
will start the summer before the trip. The dates of these meetings
will be determined by the girls traveling. Money earning projects and
amounts will be planned by the girls.
How to Enroll with EF Tours:
Your girls can enroll three different ways. Please have
your tour number and your $95 enrollment fee!
Online at GSCWM Travel page a direct link under each trip
list will take you to EF Tours Website
the phone - Call us at 1-800-665-5364.
an interest meeting and enroll right there by paper
How to Enroll with GSCWM:
Your girls can enroll three different ways. Please have
which trip you would like to attend and $200 council service
fee! Due as one payment.
1 Online at GSCWM
Travel page for a direct link under each trip listing
2 Over the phone - Call us at 413-584-2602
3 Attend an interest meeting and enroll right there
by paper application!
Payment to EF Tours:
Travelers have the option to enroll with the manual payment plan or
to sign-up for EF's Automatic
Payment Plan. This is a great way for families to make the trip
more affordable! I would recommend that your entire group enrolls on
the Monthly Payment Plan – it is much easier to manage!
We also know that money-earning is a large part of planning a trip!
From learning about goal-setting and budgeting to
team-building and event-planning, girls can learn life
skills while preparing for their tour. We have gathered many
fundraising ideas and resources from our years of working with Group
Leaders and Girl Scouts and we invite you to take a look: www.eftours.com/gsfundraising.
Trips are for girls entering
9th-12th grade in the Fall of the year of the
trip. Troops (1:4 ratio adults to girls), individual girls, or as
mother/daughter duos. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to sign up.
2020 Grand Tour of Italy, is open to Girls only.
To register or for more information, email GSCWM Volunteer
International Trip Coordinator,Meghan Schafer, email@example.com or call 508-685-7491
GSCWM High Adventure Group
Take your adventure to the next level! Join the High Adventure Group
for one event or multiple, either way you’re sure to try new things,
embrace the unfamiliar, learn new skills and be a real go-getter! This
group is open to individual girls and girls in a troop-so even if your
troop isn’t into the outdoors or adventure, you can still join us.
Some trips are already scheduled but if you have ideas for other
trips, then step up, think outside the box and take action by joining
a planning meeting and sharing your ideas! Chances are good, if you
want to do an activity, then someone else does too! The group will
also have money-earning events to help with keeping the trip costs
down. Advisors are trained Girls Scout Volunteers.
Open to girls in grades 6-12. To participate, you need to take part
in the monthly planning meeting before the trip you want to go on.
Meetings are attended virtually online and by email.
For more information, click here.
Contact Pam Brunelle (508) 614-5834