• Youtube
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Blog
  • Volunteer Training

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!

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! This event is now closed.

 

Summer 2016 Guiding Mosaic in Alberta, Canada 

Guiding Mosaic 2016 will be held from Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 17 at Camp Woods in Alberta. This event is now closed.

 

Camp Lookout Adventure 

July 11-13, 2016

A boat ride three miles off shore brings you to the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Wave goodbye to the ferry, and from the dock we will hike in about a fourth of a mile to our rustic cabin on the beach. Enjoy rustic cabin camping, star gazing and shell-filled beaches. Build a campfire on the beach and enjoy your favorite campfire treats. Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Earn the Girl Scout Ranger Patch by participating in educational programs and service project opportunities from the National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Each girl will need a backpack and will be responsible for carrying some group equipment, as well as their own.

This event is open to girls who have completed the 6th grade by the time of the trip. The trip cost is estimated at $285. Each cabin includes a hot water heater, bathroom with shower, table and chairs, kitchen with propane oven/stove, bunk beds with mattresses and a charcoal grill.

Equipment needed: Backpack (outdoor style, not school), twin sheet set, compact blanket, mess kit, personal clothing and supplies

Min/Max girl attendance: 8/13

Applications are due February 15. A planning meeting will be scheduled on February 28 from 2-4 p.m. A deposit of $75 will be due at the planning meeting.

Click here for the girl application.

Chaperones have already been selected for this trip based on skill and certifications. It is a girl-only program.

 

Mammoth Quest 

September 16-18, 2016

Easy traveling on a charter bus to Mammoth Cave, KY. Explore the underground mysteries of the world’s largest know cave system. Since 1816, visitors have toured the subterranean labyrinths of Mammoth Cave. Discover what it takes to go spelunking. Participate in a small group caving challenge to discover things about the cave and yourself. Experience off trail adventures wearing traditional caving gear. Learn how cavers work together as a team as they travel over uneven terrain, crawl through tight holes and climb up rocky slopes. It will be an adventure!

Girls who are in 6-8th grade at the time of the trip. Registration will open in late spring 2016 through
E-Biz. Additional trip details are still being developed.

Summer 2017 Friendship Session- Our Cabana  

Summer 2017- exact dates coming soon!

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.

Sail Away 2017 

Summer 2017- exact dates to be selected by Travel Patrol!

Jibing, tacking, port, starboard…anyone ready for a sailing adventure? Travel to Abaco, Bahamas and set sail for eight days. Discover the ocean as a marine science classroom. Learn how to maneuver a sailboat safely and set sail. Sailing brings you into harmony with the wind and the water, the craft and the crew. Be a part of the Sail Away 2017 crew.

Girls who have completed 8th grade by the time of the trip can attend.

Min/Max girl attendance: 6/12

Application deadline is March 15, 2016. More details coming soon!

P2p travel applications are due by March 15, 2016. Girls will be selected for this trip and notified by March 30. The first planning meeting will be held in April 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. The adult chaperones do not need boating experience, but need a sense of adventure and be ready for a challenge. The trip will be led by an experienced sailing instructor. We will not select parents or troop leaders of the girls attending the trip as chaperones. This a girl trip, not a troop trip.

Click here for the adult application. 

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.