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Every girl deserves a chance to explore the world. Girl Scouts offers many travel opportunities so girls can see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas.  Whether it’s by exploring local neighborhoods, taking a day trip, or going on an overnight trip, Girl Scouts encourages girls to expand their horizons.
 
Travel for girls is a progression and is based upon their age level and experience. Younger girls may plan short field trips to local businesses or museums. As girls grow they may plan overnight camping adventures or a visit to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia. GSMH Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall works with troops and groups to plan their adventures.

 

GSMH will sponsor at least one chaperoned travel opportunity each year for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. The three-year travel plan includes:

2014
: Chicago Adventure! Girl Scout Juniors (must have completed 4th grade and must travel with an adult chaperone) and Cadettes can join us for a five day, four night Chicago Adventure July 12-16, 2014.  Activities will include visits to Shedds Aquarium, Field Museum, Navy Pier, and shopping on the Magnificent Mile.  Other activities may include visiting the American Girl Place, the Art Institute of Chicago or a lake cruise, depending on the girls’ interests. Cost is $700 per person and includes transportation, hotel with four girls in a room or four adults in a room, breakfast, dinner, trip t-shirt and most attractions.  Participants will be responsible for lunch each day and their spending money.   Registration and $100 deposit deadline is January 4, 2014. A monthly payment plan is available with full balance due by June 30, 2014. Girls may use their cookie credit and financial assistance may be available. 

 

National Girl Scout Convention and Girl Scouts Leadership Institute in Salt Lake City October 16-19. Girls must be 14 years old by October 16, 2014 to attend. Trip is limited to 10 girl attendees. Get more infomation at the 53rd Convention website. For registration information or questions contact Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x1137.

 

 

2015: From London to Lucerne. GSMH is taking girls on a once in a lifetime 10 day trip to Europe in July 2015!  Destinations include London, Paris, two cities in Switzerland and two Girl Scout World Centers: Pax Lodge and Our Chalet. The trip is open to registered Girl Scouts who will be 14 by July 1, 2015. Adult chaperones are needed to meet girl/adult ratios.  This is a guided trip through EF tours, a national touring company that specializes in youth trips.  Girls will see amazing sites, world famous landmarks, taste new foods, and experience new cultures during this life changing trip! The total cost of this trip is $4450 for girls and $4845 for adults.

 

2016: This will be a national trip planned by a girl committee.

 

 

Please contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x 1137 to RSVP or with any questions.

 

 

Travel Chaperones Needed

 

We are looking for travel-savvy, girl-focused adults to serve as chaperones and first-aiders for our upcoming trips.  Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older and must complete the GSMH volunteer screening process. Costs for travel, lodging, and most meals and activities are provided by GSMH. Chaperones are expected to assist with the planning and preparation process for the trip, as well as ensuring that the girls have a safe and fun experience from departure to return; they share responsibility for helping to supervise the trip and its activities and are “on call” to respond to issues or concerns during the trip.  Apply today

 

Applications to chaperone any of the three trips listed above are due by January 4, 2014. Applicants may need to provide references and/or complete a brief interview. For a complete description of chaperone responsibilities or to submit your application, please contact Southwest Regional Manager Anne Hyde.   

 

 

GSUSA destinations

 

 

Additional travel options for girls include Girl Scouts destinations . These travel opportunities are facilitated by Girl Scouts of the USA and are hosted by individual Girl Scout councils, GSUSA and contracted organizations. destinations fall into five categories: international, outdoors, science, people and getaways. These adventures range from two days to three weeks and introduce girls to a whole new world of possibilities.  Council applications are due by November 15. If you have missed this deadline, contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x1137 for assistance.

 

 

 

If you have questions about the travel participation pathway contact Leadership and Learning Specialist-GSLE, Stefanie McCall or 877-312-4764 x 1137.