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Girl Scout Destinations trip to India

Destinations

Are you ready to explore the world?

Girl Scout Destinations, travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older, can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action.

With Destinations, you can:

  • Go eye to eye with a dolphin.
  • Challenge yourself in the wilderness on a canoe adventure.
  • Be Queen for a day at a Royal Palace.
  • Sample life at a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Center in London, India, Mexico, or Switzerland
  • And much more..

Think you can go back to your life the way it was pre-Destination? No way! You’ll leave your Destination feeling inspired and empowered, and through Girl Scouts, you can turn this inspiration into action in your community.

So, what’s stopping you from having the time of your life?

Important dates
 

Sept/Oct Current year Destinations are posted on the GSUSA travel page. For more information on Destinations, click on the Destinations manual.
Nov 1 On-time Destinations applications, along with two references are due to our Travel Team. (Applications submitted after this day will not qualify for any GSCTX financial aid).
Nov/Dec Destinations applications are processed and sent to trip Sponsors.
Jan 15 First deadline for financial assistance applications due to our Travel Team.
  Once the host council, Girl Guide Association, or private organization notifies you of your acceptance into the program.
Jan 31 Late Destinations applications are due to our Travel Team
(Late applications will not qualify for GSCTX financial aid).
Feb 1 Second deadline for financial assistance applications due to our Travel Team.
Only deadline for GSCTX scholarship applications due to our Travel Team.
Feb All financial applications are reviewed.
Girls are awarded monies and emailed confirmations.
Feb/Mar Checks are sent to trip Sponsor.
Mar/Apr/May Final checks including current year cookie dough are sent to Sponsor.
Jun/Jul/Aug Girls pack their bags and attend Destinations trips.

You've been accepted! What's next?
Notify the Travel Team as soon as possible.
Be prepared to arrange and pay for transportation.
Pay a deposit to the host council or organization to hold your space if required.
If you are accepted to a trip and qualify under the council guidelines you can apply for Financial Assistance or a Scholarship. Financial Assistance is based off of financial need and comes from a pre-defined budget. In most instances girls will only receive a small fraction of their request and some applicants may receive no funding. In addition to applying for Financial Assistance, girls are encouraged to apply for the five $1,000 scholarships available this season.
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Not sure which trip to go on or have general travel questions? Email our Travel Team at travel@gsctx.org