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Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.

You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.

Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories. Find your trip today!

Where can you go?  Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!

How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!

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GSWISE Travel Information

Council-Sponsored Travel Experiences

Gain experiences of a lifetime while visiting new places with girls from our own council here in Southeastern Wisconsin. Try new food and immerse yourself in different languages and culture. Be a world traveler. As you prepare to make memories of a lifetime, embrace the opportunity to explore. Build you character. Increase your confidence and show that you are courageous as you voyage out into the world.

2018 – Savannah, Georgia Adventure

Travel with other girls to where it all began, our birthplace historic Savannah, Georgia. We will visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the First National Headquarters of Girl Scouts, the First African Baptist Church, the oldest Black Church in North America-part of the underground railroad and take part in a program at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center to earn your Coastal Georgia Badge. You will help choose the other adventures Savannah has to offer. Must be 12 years old or older to participate. Space is limited. Contact globalgirls16@gmail.com.

2019 – Essence of Europe

This “grand tour” of tours will stretch your imagination and open your eyes to six fabulous countries. It is a true taste of Europe, and a special adventure Girl Scouts will love. You’ll see some amazing sights, from Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel to London’s Buckingham Palace. And you’ll get to take the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to London, an exciting and unique travel experience. Girls must be 14 or older at the time of travel. For specific details and questions, please contact globalgirls16@gmail.com

Destinations

Girls in grades 6-12 can travel to amazing places, try new things, and meet sister Girl Scouts from around the globe through Girl Scout Destinations.

Girl Scout Destinations generally happen during summer, range from a few days to two weeks, and focus on a variety of topics. Past Girl Scout Destinations have included dog sledding in Minnesota, kayaking in Alaska, engineering in Missouri, astronautics in Alabama, and a service challenge in Costa Rica.

Financial assistance may be available. Priority is given to girls travelling on Destinations for the first time. Girls must participate in the Fall Nut Sale and Cookie Program Activity to qualify.

Check out upcoming Girl Scout Destinations! (New Destinations are typically posted in August.) 

The annual deadline to apply for Girl Scout Destinations is November 1. Girls may apply for up to four Destinations to increase their chances of being selected. Drop off applications at any Girl Scout Service Center, email or mail to: GSWISE Attn. Destinations, P.O. Box 14999, Milwaukee, WI 53214-0999.

Troop/Group Travel

Girl Scout group travel experiences are a chance for girls to develop self-confidence and leadership skills by working together to plan the adventure of a lifetime.

To plan a safe and enjoyable trip, refer to the Troop Trip Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints:

For a one-two night trip to a non-council owned site more than 100 miles away from troop’s community or a trip of three or more nights, complete and submit a Troop Trip Application.

The Troop Trip Budget and Itinerary can be used to help plan the troop trip. The medicine permission form will also be helpful while away on your adventure.

Additional insurance is required for:

Any participants that are not registered as Girl Scouts, including adults, on a trip that is 1-2 nights and more than 100 miles away. Submit a Plan 2 insurance enrollment form at least two weeks prior to travel.

All participants on a trip that is three or more nights. Submit a Plan 3P insurance enrollment form at least two weeks prior to travel.

All participants on an international trip. Submit a Plan 3PI insurance enrollment form at least three weeks prior to travel.

Whether traveling locally or globally, girls and adults can work together to start creating their dream adventure right now with these trip planning tools: