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.
GSMH will sponsor at least one chaperoned travel opportunity each year for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. The three-year travel plan includes:
2016: Savannah Bound: June 25-July 1, 2016. Come explore the birthplace of Girl Scouting! This trip will include visits to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the Andrew Low House, and the First Girl Scout Headquarters. Girls will also explore Savannah and spend a day at Tybee Island. All girls must have completed 5th grade by the time of the trip, and leaders are welcome! Cost is $800 per girl/$900 per adult and includes all transportation by charter bus, hotel room with four girls or two adults in a room, breakfast and dinner, attractions, patches, and a trip t-shirt. Submit a $100 deposit by January 12 to reserve your spot! Full balance is due by May 25, 2016.
2017: Texas Road Trip, Summer 2017. Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes are invited to explore three cities in the Lone Star State: Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin. Trip will be by charter bus. More details will be available soon!
2017: National Girl Scout Convention, October 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Join thousands of your sister Girl Scouts from all over the world for this amazing event that only happens once every three years! The Convention will feature keynote speeches and panel discussions from a variety of inspirational women, the Hall of Experiences full of hands-on activities, and tons of information just for Girl Scouts. This is an amazing travel opportunity! Trip will be by charter bus. More details coming soon!
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!
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.
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. Destinationsfall 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.