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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.

2019 Girl Road Trip: Denver

What: Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors - head to Denver, Colorado for five days of adventure! Enjoy the mountain air, take in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and help plan the activities.

When: July 8-12, 2019

Who: Girls in grades 6-12

How much: $750/Girl

Registration is open now!

2019 Junior/Cadette Exploration: Eastern Iowa

What: Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts - ready to discover something new? Let’s check out what Eastern Iowa has to offer in terms of fun, food, and adventure! This 3 day, 2 night trip will take us to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and Dyersville!

When: June 6 - 8, 2019

Who: Girls in grades 4-8

How much: $500/Girl; $500/Adult

Registration is open now!

2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trip - Iowa

What: Discover the prairies of Iowa and experience life as Laura Ingalls Wilder on this day trip! We will travel to Burr Oak, IA and visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum for Laura Days! We will take a wagon ride, make corn husk dolls, make butter, listen to stories under the trees and enjoy a parade.

When: June 22, 2019

Who: Girls in grades K-6

How much: $45/Girl; $45/Adult

Registration is open now!

2019 Laura Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trip - South Dakota

What: Discover the prairies of South Dakota and experience life as Laura Ingalls Wilder on this day trip! We will travel to DeSmet, SD and visit the Ingalls Homestead and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society. We will take a covered wagon ride, make corn husk dolls, learn how to use a washboard & get a fun patch.

When: June 28, 2019

Who: Girls in grades K-6

How much: $60/Girl; $60/Adult

Registration is open now!

2020 Savannah, GA

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)

Registration is open now!

Travel Camps
 

Hey Girl Scouts! Have the "travel bug?" Check out these travel camp opportunities! (Stay tuned for 2019 travel camps.)


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