Through Girl Scout Travel Opportunities members gain heightened levels of independence through planning their travel experience, seeing the sights, trying something new, and finding solutions to challenges that are likely to arise in unfamiliar locales.
Council Travel Opportunities can be broken down into 4 categories, listed below. In each category, you'll also find topics that members can explore, as well as a wealth of programming and resources for parents and leaders.
Planning and Preparedness for Travel
Exploring modes of transportation
Understanding basic languages and logistics in foreign places
Trips sponsored by the council allow girls to travel with a friend or individually with other girls from our council.
National Council Session and Convention
Girl Scouts of the USA is in the planning stages for the 58th National Council Session (NCS). The dates will be July 20-25, 2026 in Washington DC. More news to come!
Summer 2024: Our Chalet, Switzerland (for Girl Scouts in high school)
High Adventure experience at one of the WAGGGS World Center. To see what is included in this council sponsored trip, please check out the Our Chalet trip information.
At this time, our 2024 trip to Our Chalet is full.
Use this guide to plan a three- to four-night trip in your region, or if you’ve already tackled something local, a longer trip anywhere in the United States! As you go through this guide, you’ll learn if you’re ready for more advanced travel and what you need to do to get started. With the right tools and plenty of planning, any Girl Scout can make her travel dreams come true!
Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older! (For troop opportunities, check out Getaways or International Events). With different trips every year, there’s something amazing for everyone. Pack your bags full of life-changing experiences and make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states.
Want to see what Girl Scout Destinations are available, check out GSUSA's Destination page.
During your Girl - Led planning phase for any trip, you will want to talk with the girls and their parents about the financial aspect of planning a trip. Whether its a short trip to a local event or an international trip; you'll want to have your troop's trip budget all figure out.
Looking for assistance funding your trip? Here are some financial assistance resources for GSNI.
Girls gain an understanding of social justice issues around the world, and are inspired to make a difference.
Throughout the Travel Progression, your girls may decide to attend some High Risk Activities on their trip. Listed below are the resources and forms you will need to have before you plan your high risk activities.
|Safety Activity Checkpoints
|Annual Permission Slip*
|For things you cannot do, please refer to the Safety Activity Checkpoints pages 14-16.
|Activities Sign-Up Sheet*
|Acitivities Permission Slip*
|Certificate of Insurance
Intent to Travel Permission Forms:
|Overnight or Local Travel Approval
|International Travel Approval
|Troop Trip Travel and Overnight Approval Form
|Intent to Plan International Troop Travel
|International Trip Itinerary Form
General Travel Resources. More forms and resources coming soon!
|Travel Progression Chart
|Travel Account ACH Agreement
|Safety Activity Checkpoints for Travel
|Travel Troop/Group Finanical Report
|How to Open a Travel Checking Account
|Authorization for Medical Treatment for
Youth | Adults
|Domestic Travel Health Histories for
Youth | Adults
|International Travel Health Histories for
Youth | Adults
|Permission to Travel as Minors:
Domestic Travel | International Travel