There are many travel opportunities for girls of all grade levels. A field trip to a local art museum or a trip overseas to see the Louvre. Learning to plan trips and travel as a group is one of the basic experiences in Girl Scouting. Travel is all about fun, exploration and progressive experiences, along with meeting new people, seeing new places and learning about other cultures. As girls grow older and more experienced in travel, the scope of their travel broadens to include travel across the country or abroad on a girl planned trip with sister Girl Scouts, or as an individual in a council or Girl Scouts of the USA sponsored destination.
destinations are travel adventures that whisk you to the far corners of the United States and the Earth. Trips range from two days to three weeks and are for Girl Scouts ages 11–17. You’ll meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence and enjoy valuable learning opportunities.
GSUSA Getaways are geared to Girl Scout troops ages 11–17. Getaways are prepackaged travel opportunities located in different cities around the country. They are great for troops looking to travel for the first time. All getaways are quick weekend or short trips that don’t require an application, just a registration. Often programming options are included in the price, along with a few meals and sleeping arrangements.
Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons Sponsored Travel
Senior Girl Scouts from Thief River Falls, MN traveled to London between July 30th and August 8th, 2013. Troop 20271, Elle J., Samantha B., Hannah B., Claire N., Alyce H. and leaders Laura B. and Andrea Z., stayed at the Pax Lodge in Hampstead, north London, which is one of the four World Centres owned by WAGGGS. While on their trip, each girl in the troop was given a day to select a variety of activities for the group to do together, to ensure that everyone got to experience the things that they were interested in. Not only did the girls grow and bond together as a group, but they were able to interact with a variety of other Girl Scouts from around the world!