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Travel

We are now accepting Intent to Travel forms for travel that is happening in 2022 or later. These approvals are conditional based on pandemic guidelines and approvals could be rescinded later based on travel restrictions due to Covid-19.  For more information on our council's safety guidelines regarding program activities, please visit the COVID-19 page of our website.

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Every Girl Scout deserves a chance to see the world! Whether you’re exploring your own neighborhood, going on an 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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EF Tour's Girl Empowerment Travel Scholarship

Our partners at EF Tours believe that Girl Scouts traveling the world become the people who change it. Their goal is to give as many Girl Scouts as possible the opportunity to travel and expand their world perspective. Their Empowerment Travel Scholarship is designed to give one deserving group the opportunity to make travel happen!

How to apply:

  • Step 1: Complete an online application, using the form on EF website
  • Step 2: Confirm your eligibility 
  • Step 3: Create a short video telling your story

Applications are due March 1, 2021 and a winner will be announced on March 8, 2021!

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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.

Galapagos 2022: Join other Girl Scouts from Western Washington in a 9 day Journey (partnered with EF Tours) 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. Check out our flyer for more information! 

Essence of Europe 2022: Troop 42343 is traveling on a 17-day adventure through Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and England in July of 2022! They have already formed a travel group, but if you would like more information about joining the tour group, please contact gstravelroop42343@gmail.com! Additional people can be added to our tour group up until March 1, 2022.

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Belize 2023: Join other Girl Scouts in a 8 day adventure to Belize. During the summer of 2023, we will be going on a wildlife adventure tour of BELIZE! This incredible country is a tropical paradise of shimmering blue Caribbean coastline and lush jungle canopies. On this 8-day tour, you will be seeing native jungle animals on nature hikes, soaring through the treetops on a zipline, snorkeling in beautiful blue waters, exploring caves and ancient ruins, and so much more! All eligible Girl Scouts will need to complete a travel application and have a virtual travel interview. These will happen in early March with decisions made by the end of March. This trip is open to Girl Scouts ages 12-18 at the time of travel.

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PAX Lodge PLUS in 2022 (August 6- August 18, 2022): The WORLD CENTERS are going to reopen in 2022! Join with girls from all-over Girl Scouts of Western Washington for a 13-day adventure! Spend the first week at the WAGGGS World Center in London, England – Pax Lodge. Explore London with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world. PLUS: After a week at Pax Lodge there will be five days of girl-planned day-trips. Girls in the travel group will plan where they want to visit. Possibilities could include Paris (via Eurostar), Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Wales, Scotland – lots of opportunities for girls to plan exploration and activities.

  • Open to all girls who will be 14-18 at the time of travel
  • Cost: $3500 which includes airfare, ground transportation, lodging, food, all activities. Excludes: Spending money, passport, and uniform costs.
  • Apply by filling out a Word doc or PDF application.
    • Applications are due by April 16, 2021.

Questions: email gswwtravelers@gmail.org

 

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Scholarships

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