Travel

Pack your bags. Girl Scouts are going places. Whether it's a trip across town or around the world, the adventure will stay with you forever.

Looking for a cool place to go? We have so many amazing adventures planned.  Scroll down to learn more and/or to register for a trip!


Events and Activities Program Book
January - September 2014

sponsored by Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

This book contains all events and activities throughout our council jurisdiction (see below).

Please email us or call (800-342-8389) for information or to obtain a booklet.

ALL PAGES and sections of our book are online and ready for you to view.

This page is specifically for Trips and Travel.  If you wish to register for any program opportunities that are listed in our program book, click here.


All Scheduled Travel Adventures   

I want to go, how can I pay for my trip (click here)?

For financial assistance, please complete the Trip Financial Assistance Form located in the Forms and Resources section of our website.

A $30 minimum deposit is required at the time of registration for all trips.



Savannah Bound: July, 2016, grades 6-12  

Description: Let’s head south to experience the same path as our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, GA. We will have the opportunity to visit her birth home, Andrew Low house, go on a ghost tour, participate in a Girl Scout program at the Girl Scout First Headquarters, enjoy the fabulous food of the south such as Lady & Sons Restaurant (Paula Dean), and so much more! 

Want to learn more about this wonderful opportunity, call your local leadership center to schedule a time for a program staff member to come to you for an informational meeting on our upcoming trips.  There is no commitment to pay a deposit at that time, but pay close attention to registration deadlines of the trips you are interested in. Girls must have a parent/guardian with them at the meeting.

Cost to Attend: $950*/girl; $950*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Registration Close Date: 5/31/14

Planning Meeting Dates: TBA

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Jump Into Kansas City: Fri, 6/20/14 - Sun, 6/22/14, grades 4-5  

Registration closed for this trip

Description:  Join Girl Scouts as we discover the City of Fountains! Kansas City is home to more than 200 waterworks, from small and whimsical to large and majestic! We will visit the famous Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun. Our adventures will take us under the sea and into the land of Legos® at the Crown Plaza where we will visit Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland® Discovery Center. Watch out for foul balls at Kauffman Stadium where we will watch the Boys in Blue play!  Other activities may include: Maze Craze (a maze of mirrors, laser mazes, and laser tag), the Coterie Theater, Lakeside Nature Center, Downtown Kansas City shopping, and more! 

Kansas City for 4th/5th graders will be a reoccurring trip, look for it every summer!

Cost to Attend: $300*/girl; $300*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Registration Close Date:  2/7/14

Planning Meeting Dates:  2/18/14 & 4/22/14 at 6 p.m.

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Chicago Weekend Trip: CANCELLED, grades 6-8  

Description:  This trip for 2014 has been cancelled.  Look for it next year!

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Meet Me In Orlando: July, 2015, grades 9-10  

Description:  Let’s go to Disney World!   There is tons to do and learn at the happiest place on earth!  Girls will help plan this trip so that maximum fun is achieved.  Will we sip a mug of Butterbeer at Harry Potter World?  Visit the ocean?  You’ll choose! 

Meet Me In Orlando for 9-10th graders will be a reoccurring trip, so look for it every summer!

Cost to Attend: $1,500*/girl; $1,500*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Registration Close Date: 1/1/15

Planning Meeting Dates: Second Monday of every month Jan.-June.  6 p.m.  Skype or conference call.

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Yellowstone National Park Adventure: Mon, 7/6/15 – Mon, 7/13/15, grades 7-12

Description: Are you ready for an adventure?  We will head to Mt. Rushmore on our first day; take in the sites and possibly take part in the evening flag ceremony.  Then we head to Cody, WY where we have the opportunity to see Old Time Shoot Out and a Cody Rodeo.  Then it’s off to Yellowstone where we could participate in a rangers program, hike, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Yellowstone National Park. All activities will be girl planned.

Cost to Attend: $600*/girl; $600*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Registration Close Date: 9/15/14

Planning Meeting Dates: 10/6/14 via Skype or conference call

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WAGGGS World Centre: Our Chalet: Sat, 7/25/15 - Mon, 8/3/15, grades 8-12

Description:  We will plan a week in the Swiss Alps and experience the culture and climate at the WAGGGS World Centre: Our Chalet! We can hike trails in the valley, visit a historic Swiss town, participate in evening programs, or have a camp fire. You will get to plan our activities, exact travel dates, and decide whether we sleep inside or camp out!  This will be an awesome international adventure!

Cost to Attend: $3,000*/girl; $3,000*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Registration Close Date: 6/30/14

Planning Meeting Dates: TBA

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I want to go, how do I pay for my trip?  

We know that these awesome trips take some time to plan, so to make things simpler we have created progressive trips for Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors.  As you get older, the destinations get farther away and your adventure lasts a little longer. You’ll know what to expect, and what exciting trip to plan for next!

To choose the correct trip, make sure that you’re looking at the right grade level for you—these trips are designed for girls who have completed the grade specified. For example, a trip for Girl Scout Cadettes is for girls who have completed either 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at the time of the trip. To register for these exciting trips, you can fill out the registration form included in our program book or online.  

PLAN...

To learn about these amazing Council-sponsored trips, contact your local Leadership Center to schedule a “Travel Talk.” Please note that parents must also attend the Travel Talk. There is no financial commitment at this time, but be sure to keep track of registration deadlines!

All trips are girl-led, which means that girls will help plan the itinerary—that way, you’ll be able to see and do the things you really want!  

Girl planning meetings are held in person, via conference call, or online.

PAY...

We hope that you can participate in as many adventures as you desire! Here are some fantastic opportunities that the Council provides to help start the money earning/saving process:

  • Participate in the Fall Product and Cookie Programs!
  • Use Cookie Dough prior to September 15, 2014.  Please email or call your local Leadership Center about using the funds in this way.
  • Apply for financial assistance through our Trip Financial Assistance Form found in the forms section of our website.
  • Troop money-earning opportunities (led by girls attending; specific for troop travel opportunities).

Even with these programs, some out-of-pocket expenses may arise. Through these programs, however, we hope to allow you the chance to begin the process of taking the trip(s) of a lifetime!


Interested in another pathway?

Girls and adults can choose from one or more flexible ways to become involved in Girl Scouts.  You can align yourself with your passions and tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. 


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More information on individual events and programs can be obtained through local Leadership Centers.