New Travel Form: Non-Commercial Rental Properties
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.
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.
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!
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!
If you're ready to start planning your trip, attend the Ready, Set, Travel workshop on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 9 am - 4:30 pm at the Girl Scouts of Western Washington office in Georgetown. Register here.
Check out other travel workshops here.
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.
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 and Adults 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on applying as a patrol.
- Applications are due August 2, 2019.
- Apply using the following: Girl Application, Girl Reference Form , Adult Application , Adult Reference Form .
Germany 2020! How would you like to experience life and culture in Germany? Get a chance to meet Girl Guides in Germany and plan an itinerary for scenic and historical sites in Germany by being a part of the Germany 2020 travel group.
Financial Assistance and Scholarships