Do you love to explore new places and meet new people? The travel pathway may be just the thing for you! You can join other girls from around the council, around the country or around the world. If you are a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, or Junior you can take local or regional trips, day trips or spend one or two nights away with your troop leaders.
For Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors boundless adventures await in council sponsored travel events. Each year, GSMH will offer at least one chaperoned travel opportunity. GSMH has a three-year travel plan:
2016: Savannah Bound: June 25-July 1, 2016. Come explore the birthplace of Girl Scouting! This trip will include visits to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the Andrew Low House, and the First Girl Scout Headquarters. Girls will also explore Savannah and spend a day at Tybee Island. All girls must have completed 5th grade by the time of the trip, and leaders are welcome! Cost is $800 per girl/$900 per adult and includes all transportation by charter bus, hotel room with four girls or two adults in a room, breakfast and dinner, attractions, patches, and a trip t-shirt. Submit a $100 deposit by January 12 to reserve your spot! Full balance is due by May 25, 2016.
2017: Texas Road Trip, Summer 2017. Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes are invited to explore three cities in the Lone Star State: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Trip will be by charter bus. More details will be available soon!
2017: National Girl Scout Convention, October 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Join thousands of your sister Girl Scouts from all over the world for this amazing event that only happens once every three years! The Convention will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions from a variety of inspirational women, the Hall of Experiences full of hands-on activities, and tons of information just for Girl Scouts. This is an amazing travel opportunity! Trip will be by charter bus. More details coming soon!
Please contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x 1137 to RSVP or with any questions
Travel Chaperones Needed
We are looking for travel-savvy, girl-focused adults to serve as chaperones and first-aiders for our upcoming trips. Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older and must complete the GSMH volunteer screening process. Costs for travel, lodging, and most meals and activities are provided by GSMH. Chaperones are expected to assist with the planning and preparation process for the trip, as well as ensuring that the girls have a safe and fun experience from departure to return; they share responsibility for helping to supervise the trip and its activities and are “on call” to respond to issues or concerns during the trip. Apply today!
Applicants may need to provide references and/or complete a brief interview. For a complete description of chaperone responsibilities or to submit your application, please contact Southwest Regional Manager Anne Hyde.
The opportunities for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors don’t end with the GSMH travel plan. You can apply to attend a GSUSA Destinations. These travel adventures range from two days to three weeks and whisk you away to the far corners of the earth. You’ll meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. Destinations are trips of a lifetime! Council applications are due by November 15. If you have missed this deadline, contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, or 877-312-4764 x1137 for assistance.
For more information about GSMH travel opportunities contact Leadership and Learning Specialist –GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x1137.