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 theEvent/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.
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: July 9 - July 15, 2019
Who: Girls who will complete grades 9-12 at the time of the trip.
To request an enrollment handbook, contact firstname.lastname@example.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!
Savannah Bound 2020
What: Ready for an adventure? Every other year, we load up a bus or two and hit the road to Savannah, Georgia, where Girl Scouts was founded in 1912! Join us for a whirlwind of history, beautiful places, and delicious southern food.
When: June 22-29, 2020
Who: Girls who will enter grades 6-12 in the fall of 2020.
How much: $995/person (registration with $99 deposit due by 10/31/19; additional $300 due by 1/15/20; balance due 5/15/20)
Hey Girl Scouts! Have the "travel bug?" Check out these travel camp opportunities!
Trek & Travel: Boundary Waters Canoe Area
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 8-20, 2018
Who: Girls who will enter grades 7-12 in fall 2018.
How much: $600
What: Grab your bike and cruise into your best summer adventure yet! This out-of-camp trip will take you up to Lanesboro, Minnesota to spend a few days on the Root River Bike Trail. You'll ride from campsite to campsite, enjoying the towns and scenery along the way!
When: June 22-27, 2018
Who: Girls who will enter grades 6-8 in fall 2018.
How much: $395
Trek and Travel: Ice Age Trail
What: Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and the breeze blowing through the trees outside your tent. You might plan a day hike to a natural wonder, or pack up your campsite and move to a new one for the night. We’ll pack our belongings, including our meals, drive up to our trail head, and spend 4 days, 3 nights on the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail.
When: July 25 - August 3, 2018
Who: Girls who will enter grades 6-8 in fall 2018.
How much: $500
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.
- Check out all Destinations options here.
- Girls, once you’ve found your dream trip, fill out the Destinations application.
- Applications must be submitted to GSGI at email@example.com 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!
- GSGI will review the application and submit to the sponsoring council.
- 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.