Travel

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 High Adventure Group

http://www.gscwm.org/images/travel_high_adventure.gifJoin the fun and learn new skills. This is an open enrollment group and you are invited to join for one or more events. Open to girls in grade 6-12. For more information, click here.

Scheduled Trips:

  • September - Saddle Up!
  • October - Autumn Backpacking
  • November - Orienteering Scavenger Hunt
  • January - Winter Camping & Snowshoeing
  • February - Winter Snow Fun
  • March - Scuba
  • April - Caving
  • May - Kayak Camping
  • June - Mt. Washington, NH Backpacking 
  • July - Summer Water Fun
  • August - AT series Backpacking
To get involved, contact Pam Brunell at 508-488-9060 or GSCWM.HighAdventure@gmail.com.

Troop Travel

Girls love trips. Girl Scouts is a great place for them to learn how to plan and take exciting trips, because travel is built on a progression of activities—that is, one activity leads to the next. Girl Scout Daisies, for example, can begin with a discovery walk. As girls grow in their travel skills and experience and can better manage the planning process, they progress to longer trips. Your Journey adult guide has a lot of other ideas about trips that bring the Journey to life.

An Activity and Travel Form or Extended Travel Form is needed for every activity held by troops, service units, or groups of Girl Scouts that goes beyond the regular troop meeting time and place. The planned activity must be consistent with Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints and must relate to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).

For information about progression, safety and planning travel experiences for your troop, please refer to Volunteer Essentials Appendix for Girl Scout Travel.

Travel with GSCWM

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! For more information about the travel opportunities listed below or to suggest other trip possibilities, contact Mandy Anderson at extendedtravel@gscwm.org or 800-462-9100 x4035 (or 413-584-2602 x4035).

International Trip 2016 Information Nights

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Worcester Service Center
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP to worldtraveler1912@gmail.com by October 31.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Holyoke Service Center
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP to worldtraveler1912@gmail.com by November 4.

From magnificent mountains to world class museums, Switzerland and Italy will wow you. Our group will travel high atop Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, cruise the Venetian canals, admire the art of Florence and Rome and enjoy a special visit to Our Chalet, the oldest of the four WAGGGS Centers. Want to learn more about the trip, money-earning activities and how this group will prepare for the adventure of a lifetime? Join us for an informational night with GSCWM and EF Tours representatives to get your questions answered. *Girls must be entering grades 9-12 the fall of 2016. Open to individual girls and troops and groups with a 4:1 girl/adult ratio. 

Wicked “For Good” Day on Broadway

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Place: New York City
Cost: $200* per girl; $200* per adult

Travel by charter bus from the Holyoke or Worcester Service Center or choose to go as a troop. GSCWM has partnered with StudentsLive, a Broadway education program, to offer an interactive workshop where you will meet a successful industry leader, learn music and choreography from the show from Wicked cast members, interact with Wicked cast members and behind the scenes creative team professionals in a question and answer session and earn exclusive Wicked Girl Scout patches. You will then attend the matinee performance of Wicked on Broadway with an audience of Girl Scouts from across the country! *There is an additional fee of $15 per person to ride the bus. Open to troops
and girls with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by October 30.

National & International Travel through GSUSA destinations

Open to:  Girls in grades 6-12

Girl Scout destinations—travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older, can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action.

Whatever kind of travel you’re craving, Girl Scout destinations has something for you.

So, what’s stopping you from having the time of your life?

To apply follow these steps:

    1. Go to: www.girlscouts.org/destinations
    2. Choose up to four trips.
    3. Complete the application process.
    4. Go on your destination!

Contact: Lizz Gordon, Program Development Specialist at extendedtravel@gscwm.org

Address to mail applications: GSCWM, 81 Gold Star Blvd, Worcester, MA 01606

West Coast Travel Opportunity

Looking to travel to the west coast and take part in an international Girl Scout Camporee? Check out the California Dreamin’ Camporee in 2015 with Girl Scouts of Northern California.  If you plan to take part in this exciting event, please remember to submit your Extended Travel Request form

Dream on in California here:
http://www.cadreamincamporee.org/

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