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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

Boundary Waters Canoe Trip Ely, MN
Row, row, row your canoe gently down the Boundary Waters. Join us on this 4 day adventure filled with new experiences. We will spend the first afternoon doing practice drills and learning everything there is to know about canoeing, Leave No Trace and camping safety. Our next 3 days will be filled with canoeing, camping, singing and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Omaha or Bust Omaha, NE
Let’s hit the road! We are heading south for a little hands-on service work. We will be volunteering during the day for different organizations in the area. But let’s not forget girls gotta have fun! Every afternoon/evening we will be hitting the town for adventures planned by the girls; after registering we will talk with all of the girls and they will get to decide what activities to do.

Destination South Dakota Black Hills, SD
Experience South Dakota on this three day, two night trip to the Black Hills.  Pan for gold (you keep what you find), eat at a real Chuckwagon supper and become an official Jr Ranger at the National Parks.  Rest your head at Hart Ranch Resort in their cozy cabins.  Bring your sleeping bag and walking shoes for this whirl wind trip!

London to Lucerne
Girl Scouts will experience the best of both worlds as incredible adventures take them through the bustling streets of London, Paris, and high up into the Swiss Alps. At Pax Lodge and Our Chalet, we’ll arrange for girls to have special pinning ceremonies – making their visit forever memorable and meaningful.

Journey Down Under
Far away on the other side of the globe, Australia and New Zealand boast exotic wildlife, beautiful nature, and fascinating indigenous cultures. The Maori people of Rotorua are still very active in the society—experience their traditions at a Hangi feast. In Sydney, see where the first Europeans set foot, and in Cairns, explore the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef.

Savannah, Georgia

Experience the southern charm and exquisite architecture of Savannah, one of the oldest cities in America. See brilliantly restored neighborhoods filled with stately old mansions and Victorian homes. Discover hidden gardens and old plantations. And visit the Girl Scout First Headquarters and participate in the Girl Scout Heritage Visit at Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace. With boasting beauty and deep-rooted history, there’s a lot to admire in this magnificent Georgian city. Partake in a dolphin nature cruise, carriage tours, walking ghost tour, Tybee Island Lighthouse tour and many more activities!  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Birthplace of Girl Scouting!

Need help planning or preparing for an international trip?  Check out the Global Travel Toolkit on Girl Scouts of the USA’s travel website.

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!