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Girl Scouts posing with local children in Costa Rica

Travel

There’s an entire world out there waiting to be explored by you.

Feel the breeze in your hair as you hike in Switzerland. Uncover the beauty of Big Bend, TX. See the bright lights and the big stars on Broadway. Travel with Girl Scouts from our council and across the United States. There’s an entire world out there waiting to be explored by you.

 

TWO UNIQUE WAYS TO TRAVEL

Destinations

Girls who are 12 and older are eligible to go on a journey of a lifetime with other Girl Scouts from across the country. With over 30 different trips to choose from, girls are able to visit the places of their dreams. Italy, Costa Rica, or Mongolia are just a few of the destinations girls can apply to, and they can apply for up to 4 trips in a year!

On-time Destinations applications, along with two references are due to our Travel team by November 1, 2017. Applications submitted after this day will not qualify for any GSCTX financial aid. Destinations are hosted by GSUSA. 

Council Trips

Girl-led and girl-cherished! Grab your Girl Scout Sisters and plan your own adventure – from the sights you’ll see, to the food you’ll eat! Adult trip leaders will be there to help when you need them, but the journey is all yours!

No time to help plan the trip? No worries! Just email the trip coordinator, pay your deposit, and your spot is reserved. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Check out some of our Frequently Asked Travel Questions. You can also use these checklists (domesticinternational) to help you prep for travel near and far.

Learn how you can fund your own Destination or Council Trip through your hard-earned Girl Scout Dough and money-earning activities. Click the above image to see the chart.

Upcoming Council Trips
Join the fun! – Check out the new council trips!
Explore Alaska: July 20-29, 2018. Coordinator: Pam Bailey. Estimated cost: $2500.  $300 Deposit due by Feb 1, 2018. Cadettes and up.
Call of the Wild in the Shenandoah Mountains: August 14-21, 2018. Coordinator: Carrie Searcy. Estimated cost: $1030. $300 Deposit due by Feb 1, 2018. Juniors and up. 
My Troop and I visit Big Bend, TX: March 10-17, 2019. Coordinator: Lisa Caims. Estimated cost: $350 Deposit due by Dec 1, 2018. Juniors and up. This is a troop designed trip. Troops must provide the required adult and transportation to/from Camp Mitre Peak.
Incredible India: June 25-July 5, 2019. Coordinator: Allison Igo-Edwards. Estimated cost: $2900.  $300 Deposit due by Dec 1, 2018. 14 years and up.
West Coast National Park Adventure: July 28-Aug 10, 2019. Coordinator: Carrie Searcy. Estimated cost: $1857. $300 Deposit due by Feb 1, 2019. 
The Ultimate Harry Potter Experience: June 6-17, 2020. Coordinator: Allison Igo-Edwards. Estimated cost: $4,250. $300 Deposit due by Dec 1, 2018.
Financial Assistance

We believe every girl should have the opportunity to travel, and we’re here to help you figure out the best way to finance your trip.

Did you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie or Fall Product Sales? Awesome! You can use those funds to help pay for your trip! You can also apply for financial assistance using the financial partnership application form and note on your form the council for which you are applying. 

Apply for a Travel Scholarship here.

Quick Facts

Dates and costs are subject to change based on interest and transportation costs.
Trips already have chaperones; these are not mom-and-me events.
All trip costs must be paid directly to GSCTX. Send check made payable to Troop 3995 to Bryan/College Station Service Center. Include the girl's name and trip in the check memo.
Girls are eligible to use cookie dough for council trips. Not enough cookie dough? Girls can apply for Financial Partnership for Council Trips.

Cancellation Policy

Refund amounts for council trips and destinations trips vary based upon the cancellation and departure dates. Your deposit is not refundable. A cancellation fee will be charged; the amount will increase as the departure date approaches. Any portion of a scout's trip fee that has been spent will not be refunded. Additional details are available in the GSCTX Council Trip and Destination Cancellation Policy document.

Interested in Chaperoning?

Interested in Chaperoning one of these awesome trips?

Are you interested in challenging and empowering girls through travel to cultivate their cultural competencies, help them learn a wide range of practical life skills, advance their sense of self, and ultimately build memories and friendships with other Girl Scouts?  Then we want you to be our next GSCTX Travel Chaperone!!!  Ideal volunteers will have a passion for travel, previous travel experience, trip specific knowledge, and the ability to work collaboratively with other chaperones and the Trip Lead.  Chaperones are not required to be Committee Members or Trip Leads.  This volunteer position requires volunteers to apply for each trip they would like to chaperone.  The term beings once they’re selected as a chaperone and concludes after the trip has occurred.  Chaperones will be required to complete trip specific training after their term begins and should be prepared to cover the full or partial per person cost to attend the trip.   Applications are being accepted for all posted trips through December 31st at midnight.  Selected chaperones will be notified in January.

Apply today!

 
Check out our blog, "Cookie Bites," for girl travel stories!