Every girl deserves a chance to see the world. Girl Scouts offers many different travel opportunities so girls can see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas. Whether exploring their own neighborhoods, going on overnight trips, participating in council sponsored trips, flying to one of the four world centers, or going on a Girl Scout Destination, Girl Scouts are continually expanding their horizons.
Troop or Service Unit Sponsored Trips
Not only do some of the most memorable moments in a Girl Scout’s life happen while taking trips, but travel also offers a wealth of opportunities for girls to develop leadership skills. This appendix helps you prepare girls for local, regional, or international travel of any scope and duration: Travel Appendix 2012-2013
>Regional option: CoCo Key Waterpark
- Activities toward Badges: Create a First Aid Kit; learn about swim safety techniques, water filtration, recycling, and conservation.
- Girl Scout room rate
- Local attraction packages (Kansas City)
>National option: Students Live
- Career Day on Broadway for Girl Scouts
- “Best of Broadway” Interactive Show Packages” For Girl Scouts
- “Behind the Scenes” and “Performance” workshops for Girl Scouts
- Girl Scout NYC hostel room rates
>International option: EF Tours
- dozens of all-inclusive itineraries to the best destinations all over the world
- each one designed just for Girl Scouts
- free international training for leaders
- many trips include the WAGGGS centers
Girl Scout destination is your chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you can imagine. Learn more about the 2013 Destinations application here or download your guide to Destinations and the Destination application here: http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations/default.asp
Council Sponsored Trips
Do you have an interest in travel? Whether you have little travel experience or a lot a new adventure is waiting for you. Check out these options and register online for your favorite. Don’t forget that Girls in 4th to 12th Grade may bank cookie credits from year to year in order to apply them toward a long-range council approved trip (including troop trip) or destination. Adults we didn’t leave you out! If you are interested in our travel committee, or being a chaperone contact email@example.com
If you could go on a dream vacation where would you go? One trip will be chosen and you get to pick the winning location! Below are the trip descriptions and the poll to cast your vote. The poll closes on 10/1/13.
Best of Belize
In Belize, explore two different ecosystems—jungle and coastline. Hike through lush forest, ride a riverboat, snorkel in the Caribbean. Also learn about the fascinating history and culture of the indigenous people. Visits to the archaeological sites of Lamanai and Xunantunich shed light on the Mayan culture. Tour Length: 7 days.
Everything you get: Round-trip airfare; 6 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; Breakfast and dinner daily; 5 lunches; Sightseeing tour to Lamanai Ruins; Entrance to: Lamanai Ruins; Guided jungle hike; Old Sugar Mill; Cave tubing; Zip-line tour; Xunantunich Ruins; Chaa Creek; Natural History Center; Olde Belize River boat ride; Community Baboon Sanctuary; Snorkeling. Experiential learning: School visit.
Athens and the Islands
Discover everything that Greece and its picturesque islands have to offer on this part-land, part-sea tour. Watch as the Acropolis and Athens’ magnificent ruins stun your group. Then set sail for a Grecian voyage, where turquoise waters, whitewashed villages, and the sounds of the bouzouki are plentiful. The sheer beauty of Santorini alone will have everyone gawking, guaranteed. Tour Length: 10 – 13 days.
Everything you get: Round-trip airfare; 4 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (7 with extension); 4 nights cabin accommodations; European breakfast and dinner daily; 3 meals daily during cruise. Sightseeing tours: Athens; Delphi; Cape Sounion; (With extension: Epidaurus; Mycenae; Olympia; Pilos). Entrance to: Acropolis; Acropolis Museum; Delphi site; Delphi museum; Cape Sounion; (With extension: Epidaurus; Mycenae; Nestor’s Palace; Néo Kástro; Olympia site; Olympia Museum).
Experience the many facets of Spanish life as you participate in hands-on cultural activities across Spain. A traditional Moroccan tea house, a local olive oil museum, a flamenco show, an art workshop, a meeting with local students—from the Costa del Sol to Seville to Madrid, each moment uncovers a new layer of Spain’s diverse traditions and rich heritage. Tour Length: 11 days.
Everything you get: Round-trip airfare; AVE high-speed train; 9 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, European breakfast and dinner daily. Sightseeing tours: Granada; Seville; Madrid; Barcelona. Entrance to: Alhambra; Tetería; Olive farm; Flamenco show; Seville Alcázar; Seville Cathedral; Bull ring; Mezquita; Palacio Real; Prado; Park Güell. Experiential learning: Salsa lesson; Student exchange.