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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 Chappell, – 508-749-3604.

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 in Cape 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.

Troop Treks

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!

Girl 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 destinations.

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

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.

See what you’ll experience at To view trip pamphlet click here

EF Tour Registration for Belize Wildlife Adventure  Enter Tour Number Tour 2005008TB

GSCWM Registraion for Belize Wildlife Adventure

Summer 2020 : Grand Tour of Italy

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 links below. 

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 the country

To view trip pamphlet click here.

EF Tour Registration for GSCWM Girl Scouts ONLY for Grand Tour of Italy  Enter Tour Number Tour 2046351TJ 

GSCWM Registraion for Grand Tour of Italy

Summer 2021 : Charting the Galapagos Islands

Registration opens EF Tours opens Fall 2019- Start Saving and Planning Now

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.

To view trip pamphlet click here

Enrollment with EF Tours will begin the Fall 2019

GSCWM Registration for Charting the Galapagos Islands 

Important International Travel Information

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 not included. 

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!

1         Online at  GSCWM Travel page a direct link under each trip list will take you to EF Tours Website

2         Over the phone - Call us at 1-800-665-5364.

3         Attend an interest meeting and enroll right there by paper application! 

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!


Money Earning: 

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:

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, at 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

Life is a Journey,
not a Destination.
Get Outdoors and Explore!