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 11-17 and are as diverse as outdoor experiences in the Costa 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.
For girls interested in destinations, applications are due to the council on November 15. The 2014 application can be found here.
Please mail them to:
8818 W. Market St.
Colfax, NC 27235
Summer 2015 Quest Camp ~ Pax Lodge, England
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont’s first international trip with the “Sisters of the Traveling Khakis” takes place this coming summer.
Want to get in on the fun in 2015? Apply to go to Quest Camp! This trip to the United Kingdom includes an international Jamboree camp experience and a visit to the WAGGGS World Center, Pax Lodge, in London. Girls must have finished their freshman year of high school prior to the event.
The Jamboree dates have been confirmed for July 26-31, 2015. The event will be held on the grounds of a private boarding school just outside the market town of Faringdon, which is about 15 miles from Oxford. Photos of the venue are available on the school website.
Travel applications for girls and adult chaperones are due on December 15, 2013. Estimated trip cost is $2,700.
Summer 2016 Swiss Challenge ~ Our Chalet, Switzerland
Coming in 2016! Swiss Challenge at WAGGGS World Center Our Chalet in Switzerland. Applications for this trip will be available no later than June 2014 along with details and dates.
All girls selected for council international travel will work together to earn money, plan and prepare for their chosen trip.