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Girl Scout Travel

Every girl deserves a chance to see the world! Girl Scouts offers many different travel opportunities so girls can see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas.

Whether they're exploring their own neighborhoods, going on overnight trips, participating in Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) trips, flying to one of the four world centers, or going on a Girl Scout Destination, Girl Scouts are continually expanding their horizons.

 
Troop or Group Travel

In addition to regularly-scheduled troop meetings, troops or groups of Girl Scouts often plan trips together. Some troops work together just for travel! Traveling can include anything from a local day-trip to an international adventure. Girls and adults work together to plan, budget, and arrange trip details according to the guidelines and requirements for travel.

  • Planning a troop trip? Start with the Event/Activity/Trip Checklist to get all the details you’ll need!
  • For even more options, check out Getaways from Girl Scouts of the USA. Getaways are short-term national travel opportunities designed just for Girl Scout troops. They are offered by GSUSA partners or councils and open to any registered troop.


Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Trips

These travel options offer girls new adventures while connecting with other girls from across the council. GSGI trips guide girls through progressively bigger experiences for Junior Girl Scouts and up. Check out these options below and click to register for your favorite! Girls can sign up with their troop, with a buddy or two, or as individuals!

A note on adult registrations: girls on GSGI trips will travel with a least one staff member, with additional volunteer chaperones (called Assistant Trip Directors) selected through an application and screening process. Details on adults needed will be posted with the registration information for each trip.


G.I.R.L – Columbus, OH

What: Join your Girl Scout sisters from Iowa and across the nation to participate in the triennial Girl Scouts National Convention. We’ll travel by bus, and enjoy a variety of activities as part of the convention, as well as sight-seeing in Columbus. Click here for more details about the convention!

When: October 2017

Who: Girls in grades 6-12 at the time of the trip.

How much: Approximately $800/person (registration with $99 non-refundable deposit due by 5/31/2017; final payments due by 9/1/17)

Register now!

*Check out your cookie Order Card to see how you can earn this trip through selling cookies!


Savannah Bound 2018

What: Every other year, we load up a few buses and head to Savannah, Georgia, where Girl Scouts was founded! Girls enjoy a whirlwind of Girl Scout history, Southern culture, and beautiful beaches!

When: Summer 2018 (Dates TBD)

Who: Girls who will complete grades 6-12 at the time of the trip.

How much: $975/person (registration with $99 deposit due by 10/1/2017; final payments due by 5/1/18)

Register now!

*Check out your cookie Order Card to see how you can earn this trip through selling cookies!


Hello London 2019

What: Get ready to visit Pax Lodge, ride on a double decker bus, and wave to the queen - because Girl Scouts are heading to London. We’re planning an international trip for June 2019, so start dreaming and saving!

When: June 25 - July 1, 2019

Who: Girls who will complete grades 9-12 at the time of the trip.

How much:

  • Until March 31, 2017: $3,455
  • After March 31, 2017: $3,655

Register now with EF Tours!

To request an enrollment handbook, contact info@gsiowa.org!

Junior Trip 2019

What: Current Brownie girls can rest assured that there will be a just-for-Juniors trip planned for the summer of 2019!

When: Summer 2019 (dates TBD)

Who: Girls who will complete grades 4-5 at the time of the trip.

How much: Approximately $699/person

As soon as we’ve confirmed trip details, we’ll share more information and open up for registrations! 

Travel Camps
 

Hey Girl Scouts! Have the "travel bug?" Check out these travel camp opportunities!

                                                                                        

Trek & Travel: Boundary Waters

What: This trip will have a few days of preparation and planning at Camp Sacajawea before leaving for 5 days, 4 nights in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Join us on a trip to northern Minnesota where you will tackle a week of primitive camping and get the chance to explore the great Northwoods.

When: July 9-21, 2017

Who: Girls who will complete grades 5-11 in 2017.

How much: $600

Register now!


Adventure Bound

What: We’ll take a backpacking trip to Yellow River State Forest, ride the mountain bike trails at George Wyth State Park, canoe across the lake to stay at a state park, and complete the awesome two-level high ropes course at camp.

When: July 6-15, 2017

Who: Girls who will complete grades 5-9 in 2017.

How much: $600

Register now!

 


Destinations
 

Girl Scout Destinations can whisk girls around the country and to the far corners of the world where they will meet other remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action. Destinations are open to girls ages 11-18 and focus on specific interests, including animals, conservation, culture, outdoors, service, and STEM.

  1. Check out all Destinations options here.
  2. Girls, once you’ve found your dream trip, fill out the Destinations application.
  3. Applications must be submitted to GSGI at info@gsiowa.org or by mail by November 1 (Round 1) or January 31 (Round 2). Submit by Round 1 for the best chance of saving a spot on the trip!
  4. GSGI will review the application and submit to the sponsoring council.
  5. Girls may use Cookie Dough and other program credits towards Destinations, except for the deposit portion of the cost.
Cookie Dough/Juliette Program Credits and Travel

Stay tuned for information on how girls can use their Cookie Dough, Munch Money, and/or Juliette Program Credits towards travel opportunities. Cookie Dough and other credits are not valid forms of payment for any trip deposits