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Girl Scouts who’ve got the travel bug have many different opportunities to see new sights, meet new people and experience new adventures.
Girl Scout destinations
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Have you travelled locally and are now ready to travel the country or even internationally? The Girl Scout Destinations program offers great opportunities to get away, see new sights, meet new people, and experience new adventures. Trips from around the corner to across the globe are possible, and each one is focused on a different topic with over 50 Destinations to choose from! Discover the 2012 Destinations opportunities. Girls ages 11-18 can download the application from the website and submit it for endorsement.
Girls may plan to travel with their troop/group throughout Gateway Council, within the state of Florida, nationally or even internationally. Travel experiences should be based on progression, with Daisy Girl Scouts taking trips within their local community to Ambassador Girl Scouts potentially traveling across the globe!
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council's travel policies and suggestions for trips can be found in Volunteer Essentials.
A wonderful resource for girls planning a trip is The Girl Scout Guide to Global Travel, which includes detailed information organized into a travel timeline. Troops interested in international travel should contact the council for a specific international travel packet.
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
The historic home of Girl Scout founder, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low is located in downtown Savannah, Georgia.
A trip to this Girl Scout landmark, known to Girl Scouts as the Birthplace, is a great option for troop/group travel. Savannah is approximately two hours north of Jacksonville and an easy drive up I-95. A tour of Daisy’s home, coupled with activities focused on her life and times, will connect you with the roots of the organization.
All of the information you’ll need to plan a trip to Savannah is located on the Birthplace website.
Don’t forget that troops/groups must have a Trip Application approved, prior to traveling out of council.
WAGGGS Four World Centers
Planning on traveling internationally? Make it a point to visit one of WAGGGS four world centers and connect with sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from other countries.
Our Cabaña in Mexico, Our Chalet in Switzerland, Pax Lodge in England, and Sangam in India are owned and operated by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The centers offer comfortable, inexpensive and safe accommodations for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides for short stays, long term visits, or trainings and seminars.
Learn more about WAGGGS and the four world centers on the Global Girl Scouting webpage.