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Travel Opportunities

There's a world outside your window, just waiting for you to explore it. Girl Scout travel opportunities are a chance for girls to develop self-confidence and leadership skills, and to learn and become inspired by the amazing experiences the world has to offer. 

Note: Most organized travel opportunities begin for girls in 6th grade (Girl Scout Cadettes)-but it's never too early to dream of faraway places and start planning how you'll get there!

Council-Organized Travel Experiences
Look out world, here you come!Here's a chance to explore new places and cultures, sample food and languages and be a world traveler. Have an amazingly crazy good time and share meaningful preparation for your adventure of a lifetime-all with girls from our own council. 

2016-London to Lucerne
Three European cities. Two WAGGGS Centres. One amazing tour. Girls 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 Our Chalet and Pax Lodge, we'll arrange for girls to have special pinning ceremonies-making their visits forever memorable and meaningful. 
For more details and to enroll now, enter tour code 1620330BH at eftours.com

2017-Costa Rica-Serving the Environment
Service tours provide an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a new culture in a unique and meaningful way. In addition to your Service Learning activities, you'll enjoy the biodiversity of this beautiful country from every angle by visiting the hot springs of the Arenal region, hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall, visiting INBioparque, taking an exciting canopy tour and even going kayaking. 
For more details and to enroll now, enter tour code 1635634WK at eftours.com

2018-Switzerland and Italy
From magnificent mountains to crystal-clear lakes to world-class museums, Switzerland and Italy will wow you. Girls will travel high atop Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, cruise the Venetian canals and admire the art of Florence and Rome. Enjoy a special visit to Our Chalet, the oldest of the five WAGGGS Centres, located in the splendid Swiss Alps. 
For more details and to enroll now, enter tour code 1748474NE at 
eftours.com

Girls must be 14 or older at the time of travel. Advanced planning is a must! It's never too early to dream of faraway places and start planning how you'll get there. The sooner you begin thinking about traveling and commit by enrolling in a trip, the more time you will have to plan financially. 

For additional details, visit eftours.com and enter the trip code listed above or attend an informational session. (Dates listed below.) You can also contact globalgirls16@gmail.com with questions. 

Informational Sessions at the Marion Chester Read Center
Thursday, October 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
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Girl Scout Destinations
Girl Scout Cadette-Ambassadors 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 participating in Destinations for the first time. Girls must participate in the Fall Nut Sale and Cookie Program Activity to qualify.

Check out next summer's Girl Scout Destinations, the Explore It! Your Guide to Girl Scout Destinations, and an application. New Destinations are 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. Mail applications to: GSWISE, P.O. Box 14999, Milwaukee, WI 53214-0999.

Troop/Group Travel
Girl Scout travel opportunities 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 troop trip, refer to the Troop Trip Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints.

For a 1-2 night trip to a non-council owned site more than 100 miles away from troop’s community or a trip of 3 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 be helpful while away on your adventure.

Additional insurance is required if it is:
  • Any participants not registered as Girl Scouts including adults that is 1-2 nights and more than 100 miles away. Plan 2 insurance.
  • All participants for a trip that is 3 or more nights. Plan 3P insurance.
  • All participants for an international trip. Plan 3PI insurance.
Whether traveling locally or globally, girls and adults can work together to start creating their dream adventure right now with these trip planning tools: