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 are due November 5th a second
round of applications are due January 20th. For more
questions on Destination opportunities or to submit your application
please contact Katie Chappell, firstname.lastname@example.org
-800-462-9100 Ext: 3604 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040 ATTN: Katie
Important Destination Deadlines:
|August: Destinations begin to be released by GSUSA
||Mid-September: Applications released! Begin your
applications- some trips fill up in Round 1. |
|November 5th: Applications due to GSCWM via email to email@example.com mail
to 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040 ATTN: Katie Chappell-
Destinations ||November 6-25th: Phone
Interviews with Destination applicants |
|January: Round 1 applicants notified of their
status ||January 20th: Round 2
applications due to GSCWM via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail to 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040 ATTN: Katie Chappell-
|January 25-February 5th: Phone Interviews
with Destination applicants ||March: Round 2
applications notified of their status. |
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Big Apple Bonanza!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Depart from either the Worcester or Holyoke Leadership Center and
set your sights on adventure! We'll travel by charter bus to New York
City where we will visit the GSUSA Headquarters, have free time in
Times Square, and see Aladdin on Broadway. This is an adventure you
don't want to miss!
Holyoke Leadership Center Bus Register Here
Worcester Leadership Center Bus Register Here
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
Deposits ($100) are non-refundable unless you are placed on a
waitlist or the program is cancelled.
Cancellation by Participant:
A refund (minus $100 deposit) will be made only for
cancellation requests received in writing by January 31. Written
requests for refunds should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation by GSCWM:
GSCWM reserves the right to change and/or cancel programs as
determined by program enrollment. If GSCWM cancels this program, you
will receive a full refund including deposit.
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 2018 : England, Ireland, and Wales
Register by Dec 1, 2017
England Ireland & Wales 10 Days
Transport your troop back in time and experience the old-world
wonders of England, Ireland and Wales. “Kiss the Blarney Stone"
in Killarney, marvel at the Gothic spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral
in Dublin, and explore the bustling streets of London. From
16th-century Shakespearean works to the modern-day Harry Potter saga,
it’s no wonder this corner of the world is rich in literary tradition.
To view trip pamphlet click here click here.
EF Tours Registration for England, Ireland,
Wales Enter Tour Number 1844180XE
Summer 2019 : Belize Wildlife Adventure
Register with EF Tours by September 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 eftours.com/bezj. 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 opens Fall 2018- Start Saving and
GIRL ONLY TRIP will be offered as a GSUSA Destinations with Girl
Scouts from across the country
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
To view trip pamphlet click here.
Enrollment with EF Tours will begin the Fall 2018
GSCWM Registraion for Grand Tour of Italy
Summer 2021 : Charting the Galapagos Islands
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.
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
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, at
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
Life is a Journey,
Get Outdoors and Explore!