Individual Travel – Council-Sponsored
Requests for individual travel for GSACPC sponsored travel opportunities will be reviewed on a case by case basis after completing the Financial Assistance Application.
Individual Travel – GSUSA Sponsored Destinations
Except in cases of extreme need, it is expected that the funding for the experience will be:
- 10% from the Girl Scout and her family
- 30% from Volunteer Financial Assistance Committee
- 60% split between the family and financial assistance
In other words, all Girl Scouts attending Destinations, will receive at least 30% support. After the needs-based review by the committee, those girls who have demonstrated significant need could receive as much as 90%. All girls approved for destinations must complete the Financial Assistance Application.
Troops are encouraged to plan trips that are within their means. Money earning for trips should happen over time to allow accumulation of sufficient funds. The development of skills and the practice of progression are necessary to ensure successful travel.
Financial assistance is intended to fill in when a gap develops in the plan, in spite of the efforts of the girls and the adults who support them. Financial assistance should never be part of the planning process. In the event of an unanticipated gap, assistance is limited to no more than 10% of the total cost of the trip and will only cover costs for necessary adults as described in safety guidelines from GSUSA.
Please submit the Troop Travel Assistance Application for the entire troop. Individual girl and adult troop travel applications will not be considered.
Requests involving inappropriate distance for grade level, travel to primarily entertainment venues, and those resembling a family vacation are unlikely to be considered.