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Every girl deserves a chance to explore the world. Girl Scouts offers many travel opportunities so girls can see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas.  Whether it’s by exploring local neighborhoods, taking a day trip, or going on an overnight trip, Girl Scouts encourages girls to expand their horizons.
 
Travel for girls is a progression and is based upon their age level and experience. Younger girls may plan short field trips to local businesses or museums. As girls grow they may plan overnight camping adventures or a visit to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia. GSMH Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall works with troops and groups to plan their adventures.

 

GSMH will sponsor at least one chaperoned travel opportunity each year for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. The three-year travel plan includes:

  

Texas Road Trip, July 9-14, 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.  

 

Cost for girls is $750 and includes: transportation, hotel with four girls to a room, breakfast and dinner, entrance to attractions and trip t-shirt.  Cost for adults in $850 and includes: transportation, hotel room with two adults, breakfast and dinner, entrance to attractions and trip t-shirt. Registration deadline is January 17, 2017 with $100 deposit due. Balance in full is due June 9, 2017. Cookie Credit and Fall Funds can be used and financial assistance may be available. 

 

 National Girl Scout Convention, October 5-8, 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, successful women, the Hall of Experiences full of hand-on activities, give-a-ways and information, and much more.  This year’s convention theme is: G.I.R.L 2017: Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader. New this year, National Girl Scout Convention is open to girl members of all ages! Program options will be available for girls in K-5 and 6-12 grades. Columbis is just a days' bus ride away and we want to fill a bus with Girl Scouts to take part in this amazing opportunity!

 

 

GSUSA will announce all the details this fall, so check back for complete details of our trip to National Girl Scout Convention!  

 

 

2018: Europe Trip-from London to Lucerne: Join us on this life- changing travel experience scheduled for July 6-16, 2018. Travelers will spend 11 days abroad visiting London, England, Paris, France, and Adelboden and Lucerne, Switzerland. This trip includes visits to two Girl Scout World Centers: Pax Lodge in London and Our Chalet in Adelboden. Girls must be 14 years of age by July 1, 2018 to attend the trip. Estimated cost is $4,500 per girl and includes airfare, hotel with four girls to a room, transportation on the trip, breakfast and dinner and most attraction admissions.  Estimated costs for adults is $4,700 and includes airfare, hotel with 2 adults to a room, transportation on the trip, breakfast and dinner and most attractions admission.

 

 

To register for the trip visit EF Tours and enter tour number 1754764JH.  A $95 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration, with options for monthly payment or other payment arrangements.

 

New! Summer 2019: Costa Rica, Touch of the Tropics: Join us on a 9 day adventure hosted by EF Tours. Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes. Activities include kayaking, white water rafting, zip lining, visiting a local school, coffee plantations, hot springs, waterfalls and the Cloud Forest and going on a Crocodile River Tour.  

 

Estimated cost is between $2500 and $3000 and includes: airfare and transportation, hotels, all meals, entrance fees and a full-time tour director.  More details will be available soon! 

 

 

Learn more about the Europe and Costa Rica trips: Join us for an informational meeting for girls and parents to learn about our upcoming international trips and ask questions.

  • September 13, 2016 at the Springfield Service Center
  • September 15, 2016 at the Jefferson City Service Center
  • September 20, 2016 at the Dexter Service Center

 

Information meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by September 12, 2016 to Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 ext 1137.  

 

 

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.   

 

 

GSUSA Destinations

 

 

Additional travel options for girls include Girl Scouts Destinations . These travel opportunities are facilitated by Girl Scouts of the USA and are hosted by individual Girl Scout councils, GSUSA and contracted organizations. Destinationsfall into five categories: international, outdoors, science, people and getaways. These adventures range from two days to three weeks and introduce girls to a whole new world of possibilities.  Council applications are due by November 15. If you have missed this deadline, contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x1137 for assistance.

 

 

 

If you have questions about the travel participation pathway contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x 1137.