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Travel

Every girl deserves a chance to see the world! Whether you’re exploring your own neighborhood, going on overnight camping trip, or flying across the world—you’re always expanding your horizon with Girl Scouts.

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New Travel Form: Non-Commercial Rental Properties

Early last fall, GSUSA shared a guideline that did not permit Girl Scouts to use AirBNBs, VRBOs and other non-commercial rental/vacation property due to safety and insurance risks. Many volunteers and parents were concerned that this change put undue financial stress and pressure on girls and their opportunities to travel and see the world. We heard you! After careful research of potential risks, we have created this checklist for girls and volunteers to use prior to making a reservation and then again once troops/families arrive at their destination. 

Non-Commercial Rental Property (AirBnB or Similar) Site Safety Checklist

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Travel Resources
 

From your first Daisy outing to a multi-week trek through Peru, these handy checklists will help you fill out all the correct forms for your next Girl Scout getaway!

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Questions about travel? Need help planning a trip?

The Travel Support Team is a group of dedicated and experienced Girl Scout volunteer trip advisors. If you'd like to reach out to them to connect with a travel coach, just let us know!

Check out other travel workshops here

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Destinations

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older! With different trips every year, there's something amazing for everyone. Pack your bags full of life-changing epxeriences and make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states. Check out all of the places you can go here: Destinations Trip Options. Once you decide where to go, fill out the online application. 

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Volunteer-Led Girl Scout Trips

Looking for more travel options? Volunteer-led trips are geared towards individual girls and girls wanting to travel outside of their own troop. Planning for these trips is girl-led, so girls can help design their dream travel experience.

Are you interested in helping with a volunteer-led council-wide trip? Contact the travel team for more information.

Soar 2020! Do you want to SOAR? Join 2,500 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world for the Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous 2020. Held in Sooke (Southern Vancouver Island), British Columbia, Canada, this is a week-long 'back to the basics' outdoor camping adventure! This program is full of challenge and adventure, tent camping, and patrol cooking. Learn more about Soar 2020.

  • Open to girls born in 2002-2009 and adults 23+. Registration requires patrols of 8 girls and 2 adults. 
    There are two ways to participate:
    1) Girls apply individually and the Travel Support Team (TST) will form patrols based on age and geographic location within our council. 
    2) Already have a troop of at least 8 girls and 2 adults (or 4 girls for older girl troops)?  Please contact questions@gswwtravel.org for information on applying as a patrol.
  • Applications are due September 13, 2019. 
  • Apply using the following: Girl Application, Girl Reference Form, Adult Application, Adult Reference Form.

Galapagos 2021: Join other Girl Scouts in a 9 day Journey to the equator to 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. Snorkel with Sea Turtles! On the mainland, your troop will visit the Equatorial Line and enjoy a Salsa Dance lesson. 

Essence of Europe 2022: Troop 42343 is going to Europe in July of 2022 and they are inviting other Senior Girl Scouts to travel with them! Explore Europe with a full-time tour director. See the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Our Chalet, Buckingham Place, and more! Girl and adult advisor applications are due October 1, 2019. Check out our flyer for additional information!
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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to help you explore the world! Learn more about the Val Manuel Take Action Travelship.