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Travel

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

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!

Plan your Destinations now with your very own step-by-step guide to a great adventure.

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

Summer 2017 Friendship Session- Our Cabana  

This event is now full!

Meet Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from other countries. Enjoy evening programs including a Mexican fiesta, campfires, dancing and games. Take days trips to Taxco, the silver capital of Mexico and Tepoztlan, a traditional Mexican craft market town. Explore a nearby pyramid. Join lifetime Girl Scout Ashley who has visited Our Cabana several times in planning this amazing adventure!

8 days at Our Cabana, Girl Scout World Center
1 day in Cuernavaca at Girl Guides of Mexico Hostel
2 days traveling

Min/Max girl attendance: 8/12

The trip is expected to cost $1,500-1,700. Travel patrols will work together over a year to plan and money earn for their trip. A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due at the first planning meeting. Additional payments will be spread across the upcoming year. Money-earning activities will lower the overall amount due and Cookie Dough and Daisy Dollars may be used. Request the form from your program manager.

P2p travel applications are due by February 15, 2016. Girls will be selected for this trip and notified by January 30. The first planning meeting will be held on Sunday, February 28 from 2-5 p.m. in the middle of the council jurisdiction.

Click here for the girl application.

We are also looking for 1-2 adult chaperones for this trip. We have secured one chaperone that has been multiple times to Our Cabana. We will not select parents or troop leaders of the girls attending the trip as chaperones. This is a girl trip, not a troop trip.

Click here for the adult application. 

GSCP2P 2018 Swiss Challenge ~ Our Chalet, Switzerland

Are you up to the challenge to hike, climb and raft in the Swiss Alps? Amazing snow covered mountain tops, rich history and global connections. Two GSCP2P Travel Patrols will meet in Switzerland for the adventure of a lifetime. Our Chalet is the first World Centre of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Since 1932, visitors have been living their dreams of hiking, adventure andfFriendship! The summer season is perfect for all types of high adventure activities such as: hiking, rock climbing, rafting, and many more. The GSCP2P Swiss Challenge will be approximately 10 days.

The GSCP2P Travel Patrols are open to girls who will have completed eighth grade at the time of the trip and who are ready to experience international traveling without their parents. The Travel Patrol is open to girls from across our 40 counties. Planning meetings will be held in near Asheville and Hickory. Travel patrol meetings are held approximately every other month to help girls prepare for international travel and become a close-knit patrol ready for adventure.

Group money-earning opportunities will be available. Individual money-earning activities are highly encouraged. Individuals will be responsible for the amount not covered by money-earning activities.

Travel Patrol Chaperones have already been selected and are excited to lead a group of girls to Our Chalet.

West: Jan Merrill, Lee Henderson-Hill, Ashley Merrill
East: Beth Steelmon, Deb Dowling

Our Chalet Travel Patrol Virtual Info Session
Open to anyone interested in learning more about the Our Chalet Travel Patrols before applying.
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7-8 p.m.

GSCP2P Travel Patrol Application Due: February 15, 2017

Participants notified by: March 1, 2017

Our Chalet First Planning Meeting & Parent Meeting ($200 deposit due)
Late February/Early March 2017

In-Person Planning Meetings: Approximately every other month

Travel Dates: To be determined by group. Summer 2018

Cost Estimate: To be determined. 

How to Fund Your Trip 

Partnership for Girls is a fundraising opportunity that equally benefits troops and our council. To have a strong Girl Scout experience, a girl needs both a strong troop and a strong council. Money raised through the Partnership for Girls campaign will be split 50/50 between GSCP2P and the troops who raise it. Campaign materials are below and questions can be directed to a campaign coach in your area.