Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as
Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love
exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place
You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether
you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway
show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’
founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan
even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl
Scouts who share your love of adventure.
How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you! Check out our new Girl Scout guide to U.S Travel here.
Two ways to travel:
Girls who are 12 and older are eligible to go on a journey of a
lifetime with other Girl Scouts from across the country through
Destinations. 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 by December 1, 2018. Applications submitted after this
day will not qualify for any GSCTX financial aid. Destinations are
hosted by GSUSA.
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
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 (domestic) to
help you prep for travel near and far.
Upcoming Council Trips
Join the fun! – Check out the new council trips!
My Troop and I visit Big Bend, TX:
March 17-24, 2019. Coordinator: Gabby
Marye. Estimated cost: $100 Deposit due by Dec 1, 2018,
total cost will be $350. Juniors and up. This is a troop
designed trip. Troops must provide the required adult and
transportation to/from Camp Mitre Peak. All food and activities
will be included. For more info please visit this link.
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
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 and/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 one of the
five $1,000 international scholarships or one of the five $500
domestic scholarships available this season.
Dates and costs are subject to change based on interest
and transportation costs.
Trips already have chaperones; these are not mom-and-me
All trip costs must be paid directly to GSCTX.
Girls are eligible to use Girl Scout Dough for council
trips. Not enough dough? Girls can apply for Financial Partnership for Council
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
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 NOW! September 1 through October 31st at midnight. Selected
chaperones will be notified in December.
Chaperones needed for the following trips: • West
Coast National Park Adventure (2019) • The Ultimate Harry
Potter Experience (2020) • Japan – Land of the Rising Sun
(2020) • Washington DC (2020) • Skiing Trip (2020)
• Florida (2021) • Yellowstone (2021) • Spain
GSCTX Traveler Monthly Newsletter
The GSCTX Traveleris a go-to one-page document crafted
once a month to keep you updated on everthing related to GSCTX travel.
Additionally, each month we will feature a different testimonal from
someone in our council who will share their travel experiences & tips!