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Travel

Travel is a gateway to expanded world views, cultural immersion and a way to make lifetime memories. Girl Scouts at GSWISE 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, going on a Wilderness Adventure in Maine, or finding out what it takes to protect and serve with CampHERO right here in Wisconsin. 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 high adventure camp in Arizona and breathtaking hikes in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience. Just imagine, India, Japan, Athens, Costa Rica, Italy and more.

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?  In addition to the places mentioned above add Peru, South Africa, Scotland, Greece, New Zealand, and more!

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

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GSWISE Travel Information

Council-Sponsored Travel Experiences

The time to explore the world is now! Gain experiences of a lifetime while visiting new places with friends from GSWISE. Join experienced travel adults from our council who will guide your world tour. Try new foods, immerse yourself in different languages, and experience new cultures. Girls will meet several times before the trip to prepare and learn what to expect. Build your character, increase your confidence, and test your courage as you voyage out into the world with girls and adults from our own council. Girls must be 14 or older at the time of travel. There is an opportunity to get one high school credit for participating in a trip!

Journey Down Under
July 1, 2022 (departure is +/- 4 days of July 1)
12-Day Trip
Travel Down Under to New Zealand and Australia! Immerse yourself in indigenous culture of the Maori and experience their traditions and a Hangi feast. Visit Sydney and its Featherdale Wildlife Park to see native animals like the koala and kangaroos. Explore the Great Barrier Reef natural wonder as you snorkel with sea creatures. Don’t wait to enroll, it is never too early to start dreaming of a new adventure. The sooner you enroll, the more time you’ll have to plan financially. For more information or questions visit https://girltrips.eftours.com/girl-trip/australia-new-zealand or contact us at 800-565-4475 or  customercare@gswise.org.

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, 131 S. 69th St. Milwaukee, WI 53214.

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: