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. Check out the Troop Travel Guide for detailed information you’ll need to begin planning your adventure.


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 web site contains not only information about all of the 2016 national and international destination choices, but also additional travel information including tips for writing application essays and tips for choosing a personal reference.

Register for our free Destinations webinar in the early Fall to learn more about Destinations and the application process. (Attending the webinar does not mean you are required to apply for a Destination.)

Ready to apply? Download the application!

Troop Travel

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.

Check out Getaways for short trips especially for Girl Scout troops. Getaways are a great way to get started with your traveling adventures.

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.