Girl Scout destinations: Your Passport to Travel
A Girl Scout destination is your chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you can imagine! Destinations is one of the greatest opportunities that Girl Scouting offers for girls ages 11 to 17. Girls Scout destinations provides girls the chance to travel across their state, the US and overseas!
Girls may apply through their council for up to four events each year. Don’t be intimated by the price of a destination. You can also raise money for your destination in many ways. (Be sure to check with council to get fundraisers approved.)
There are six categories of destinations to choose from. They include the following:
- International: Events outside of the US. This year International events include Peru, Costa Rica, Iceland, England, India, New Zealand, and Ecuador.
- Outdoors: Events ranging from outdoor learning skills to Outward Bound challenges on land or sea.
- Science: Events that take science to a new level.
- People: Events that visit cities and countrysides so you can experience the cultures of a new places.
- Apprenticeships: Events that give you hands-on, real-life experience in a potential career field.
- Getaways: Two to four day events all over the country, that don’t require the destinations application. Getaways are designed for troops or small groups.
WOW, they look awesome! Morocco, Ventura, and China. Scotland, Alaska, and Costa Rica. Acting, Sailing, and Hiking. Surfing, Service, and Scuba. Dolphins, Pandas, and Whales! These Destinations have it all!
Here is the link to the new Destinations posted on the Girl Scouts USA site: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/take-a-trip/destinations/
Destinations are affordable – we offer our product & cookie sales to help, girls can fund-raise (under council guidelines), and we have council scholarships. Some destinations providers also offer scholarships. It’s never too early to start saving!
Keep in mind that the early application deadline is coming right up!
Sarah Megyesi is managing destinations for GSMW. Email Sarah at sarahm@gsmw. org, or call 1.800.736.5243 ext. 2306
Mailing address to request or return forms:Sarah Megyesi, GSLE Manager Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming 1018 Burlington Ave. Ste. 101 Missoula, MT 59801 Here is a basic timeline for Destinations applications and deposits:
- Friday, November 21, 2014
- Early GSMW Destinations applications should be postmarked and sent to Sarah
- Mid January, 2015
- All applicants notified of their status for “early” applications
- First week of February, 2015
- All deposits holding participants’ spots are due to event sponsors for “early” applications
- Mid February 2015
- “Late” applications received by event sponsors
- First Week of March, 2015
- All additional applicants notified of their status
- Mid March 2015
- All “late” applicants’ deposits due to event sponsors
*Please note there might be some destinations that will extend the deadline if the event is not full.
Please let Sarah know if you want more Destinations promotional materials in your office, and she will be happy to send them to you.
Sarah is the liaison for Destinations (along with all GS troop/girl travel) – forward questions, applications, to Sarah.
Here is a Global Travel Guide PDF - exploration_the_girl_scout_guide_to_global_travel. Note: This is a large file and may take 1-2 minutes to download.
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