Whether you travel around the block or around the world, some of the most memorable moments in a Girl Scout’s life happen while taking trips. Traveling also offers a wealth of opportunities for you to develop leadership skills.
Destinations are trips for individual girls in grades 6-12 from across the nation and around the globe. Check out the Destinations website to begin your adventure. The 2015 travel opportunities have been posted! The 2016 travel opportunities and application timelines will be posted in September.
The web site contains not only information about all of the national and international destination choices, but also additional travel information including:
- The application and reference forms, which girls can download
- Tips for writing application essays
- Tips for choosing a personal reference
Look for our Destinations webinar in the early fall to learn more about Destinations and the application process.
If you and your troop are ready for the next great adventure, try planning a trip! Begin with a short day trip, then try a simple one or two night stay away from home. From there, you can take the next big step and try an overnight lasting three or more nights – there are so many places to see and things to do. Finally, your troop may even decide to try an international trip. Check out the steps and progression in travel with this handy flier.
For international travel, try visiting one of the four World Centers or a special international event. You’ll want to check out the Global Travel Toolkit, too – it’s a great resource to use while you’re planning your international trip!
If you’re planning to travel with your troop, be sure to fill out our notification forms! The forms can be found on the girl forms page (scroll down to the Tripping section).
Global Leadership Opportunities
Girl Scouts offers young women between 18 and 35 Global Leadership Opportunities (GLO) to represent Girl Scouts of the USA at World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) leadership events and learning sessions.
For more information check out the GSUSA Girl Scouting Global Leadership Opportunities page on Facebook, or the page on GSUSA’s website.