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From day trips to local businesses to international adventures, Girl Scout troops often plan trips, travel and other activities beyond their regular troop meetings. Many of these trips and activities require approval by the Girl Scout council – either because they involved high risk activities or overnight stays or to fulfill Safety Activity Checkpoint requirements.

If a troop is planning an extended trip of three nights or more, they must go through the Extended Troop Trip Planning workbook, which goes into the ins-and-outs of planning a Girl Scout trip.


Destinations are adventures designed just for Girl Scouts ages 11-18 and are as diverse as outdoor experiences in the EuropeCosta Rican jungle or learning about the aquatic biology of the Great Lakes – there is truly something for everyone! Girl Scouts in grades 7-12 may apply for Girl Scout destinations.

  • Visit the GSUSA destinations website.
  • Choose your top choices.
  • Submit a destinations application for each of your top choices to girlawards@girlscoutsp2p.org by the Round 1 deadline of November 1.
  • Round 1 applicants are notified of their status by mid-January.
  • Round 2 applications are due by February 1 to girlawards@girlscoutsp2p.org.
  • Round 2 applicants are notified of their status by early March.
  • Ask if there are any available scholarship funds from the council.
  • Pack your bags and head for your destination!

Be sure to share the destinations information with your friends!


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Laura Allison by e-mail or at at 828-252-4442.


Summer 2016 Swiss Challenge ~ Our Chalet, Switzerland

Summer 2016 Our Chalet — World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Center in Adelboden, Switzerland!

A once in a lifetime experience full of adventure, challenge, nature, friendship and fun! This event is open to girls who have finished 9th grade at the time of the event. The estimated cost of the trip is $3,000.

Girls and adults will apply by January 15,2015. The selected group will work together to earn money and prepare for the trip.

Click here for the girl application.

Click here for the adult chaperone application.


Summer 2016 Guiding Mosaic in Alberta, Canada 

Mark your calendar and start dreaming of fun on the shores of Sylvan Lake!

Guiding Mosaic 2016 will be held from Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 17 at Camp Woods in Alberta. This is the 13th Girl Guides of Canada national camp to be held since 1927 and will celebrate Guiding and the tradition of camping within our organization. National camp is a an unique and exciting opportunity that is open to members of Girl Guides of Canada and to the 145 countries who are members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

Camp Woods is a 42.5 hectares camp site in scenic Alberta on freshwater Sylvan Lake. The waterfront offers excellent opportunities for swimming and water activities, including canoeing, kayaking and sailing. The surrounding area boasts many possibilities for offsite excursions to experience Canadian heritage. To see pictures of Camp Woods, please visit our Guiding Mosaic website.

Application deadline is March 31, 2015.

Click here for the girl application.

Click here for the adult application.