Are you the type of girl who likes to visit new destinations throughout the world? This is the place for you! Exciting adventures await you when traveling with your sister Girl Scouts. Dive into the opportunities and resources listed below and we'll see you on the slopes!
There are many opportunities for travel in Girl Scouts. Learning to plan trips and travel as a group is one of the basic experiences in Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouting, travel is about fun, exploration, and progressive experiences in appreciating the outdoors, new places, and other cultures. As girls grow older and more experienced in travel, the scope of their travel broadens to include travel across the country or abroad on a girl planned trip with sister Girl Scouts, or as an individual in a council or Girl Scouts of the USA sponsored Destination for Girls.
Safety is the most important thing to consider when planning trips and traveling. Girl Scouts of the USA provides guidelines for travel in Safety Activity Checkpoints (the new Safety-Wise.) Information from activities to transportation to number of adults needed is covered in this important document.
ANY overnight trip, day trip greater than 250 miles one-way and ANY international trip must be registered with the council by completing and turning in Troop Trip Application Forms (MS-50A/B), available through your Neighborhood team, MSE or online at www.girlscoutsaz.org.forms-library.
What are destinations?
A destination is a travel opportunity for teen girls to go somewhere new, meet new people and enjoy new experiences. Trips fall into five categories: international, outdoors, science, people, and getaways events.
- Check out the Destinations for Girls information packet to learn all about the destinations program.
- View available events and download the application form at www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel
- Pick your top choices. Complete an individual application form for each selection.
- Print out the reference form and ask two people to write about how great you are.
- Submit your application to the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, attention: Program Department.
- Applications and references will be due by the fourth Friday of November.
- You'll find out if you have been accepted to go on your trip from the host council, Girl Guide Association, or private organization. A Girl Scout who is accepted must notify the GSACPC Program Department.
- Be prepared to arrange and pay for transportation, pay a deposit to the host council or organization to hold your space if required.
- If you are accepted and meet the council guidelines for financial assistance, the council will support one trip request during the program year.
After Your Trip
Share your experience with girls who are considering taking a trip next year and offer to speak to a troop, other than your own, in your area about your trip.
Have you gone on an amazing trip with Girl Scouts? Seen jaw-dropping sites? Tell us about it and share your photos!
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- Explore It-Your Guide to Destinations for Girls - Information for girls about trips and tips for filling out applications and writing essays.
- Exploration: Girl Scout Guide to Global Travel - Takes girls through the steps of planning their own international group trip. It's filled with tips and tricks for traveling abroad.
- Girl Travel Log - A journal for girls to record their travel experiences - before, during, and after the trip.
- Adult Travel Guide - Serves as a companion to The Girl Scout Guide to Global Travel and The Girl Scout Travel Log.
- Appendix - Travel Resources, Handouts and Forms