Travel

 

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.


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 fourth through 12th grade may bank Cookie Credits from year to year in order to apply them toward a long-range council approved trip (including troop trips) or a destination. Adults, we didn’t leave you out! If you are interested in our travel committee or being a chaperone, please contact travel@gskh.org.

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Australia/New Zealand – Summer 2016 (Registration in October – November 2014)

“Journey Down Under” with the Girl Scouts! New Zealand’s thriving Maori culture and unique natural wonders draw visitors from around the world. Enjoy a traditional Maori feast! In Australia, Sydney greets you with its iconic sights: the Opera House, the tower and the harbor bridge. Get up close to the famous local wildlife – koalas, crocs and kangaroos – and enjoy the stunning scenery and local history along the Gold Coast.

  • Be It – Must be 14 years old at the time of the trip (Summer 2016, exact dates TBA), with a valid passport and physical. Must be prepared to spend 12 – 14 days away from home.
  • Plan It – Base cost is $5,000 (Final cost TBD once girls select excursions) and includes round-trip airfare; nine to 11 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; breakfast daily and dinner provided on select evenings; sightseeing tours of Rotorua, Auckland, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney; entrance to Rotorua Duck Tour, Maori Village, Skyline Gondola, Agrodome, Whaka geothermal area, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Tower, National Opal Collection, Sydney Harbour Cruise, Wild Life Sydney Zoo; optional excursions include Kuranda and Blue Mountains of Katoomba.

Check our online event calendar for upcoming informational meetings on Aug. 30, 2014, in Wichita and Sept. 6, 2014, in Garden City. Contact travel@gskh.org for more information.


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Paris/London 2015 

From the impressive St. Paul’s Cathedral to the famed Eiffel Tower, discover two of Europe’s most popular cities! Marvel at the Arc de Triomphe, experience the luxury of Versailles, and pose for a photo in Trafalgar Square. Among the highlights of your tour will be a special pinning ceremony at Pax Lodge, the WAGGGS Centre in London.

  • Plan It – June 17 – 23, 2015  (tentative)
  • Trip includes: Round-trip airfare, Eurostar high-speed train, six overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (7 with extension), European breakfast and dinner daily, full-time tour director, three sightseeing tours (London, Paris, Versailles) led by licensed local guides, two walking tours (London, Paris), entrance to Tower of London, Globe Theatre, Globe Theatre Interactive lecture, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre, Visit to WAGGGS Centre: Pax Lodge, Optional: London Eye and Thames River cruise

Contact travel@gskh.org for more information.


arrowSavannah, GA 2015 – Just for Volunteers and Alumnae! – Register by 3/1/14

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.

  • Be It – Walk long distances; Must be a registered adult member
  • Plan It – July 15 – 18, 2015 – Departure from Wichita, KS
  • $ It – $1,240 per participant includes: Airfare, Air-conditioned motor coach; 3 overnights in hotels, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. Entrance to Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace; Old Fort Jackson; Dolphin Cruise; Tybee Island Lighthouse; Andrew Low House; Laurel Grove Cemetery. Program at Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace and the Girl Scout Militia Program at Old Fort Jackson. Evening activities include a Historic Savannah Carriage Tour and the famous Ghost Walk!

Contact travel@gskh.org for more information or register now!


Service Unit or Troop-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 2014

Looking for Travel Forms? Follow this link: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/forms-and-resources/categories/travel/

Travel Partners

Regional option: CoCo Key Waterpark Print

  • 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 hotel room rates

International option: EF Tours 

  • Dozens of all-inclusive itineraries to the best destinations all over the world
  • Each itinerary designed just for Girl Scouts
  • Free international training for leaders
  • Many trips include the WAGGGS centers

Destinations

Girl Scout Destination is your chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you can imagine. Download your guide to Destinations and the Destination application here: http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations/default.asp