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Trips and Travel

Whether you travel around the world or around the block, some of the most memorable moments in a Girl Scout’s life happen while taking trips! Traveling offers vast opportunities for girls to develop leadership skills.

As your group starts planing a trip, visit the Girl Scouts of the USA Travel page. Be sure to look over GSUSA's Guide to US Travel and GSUSA's Guide to Global Travel. Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials are additional resources for guidelines and information. 

Travel Application

Once your plans are set, let us know you're on the GO!!

Complete the Travel Application to request approval prior to any troop/group travel that includes 1 or more overnights. Requests should be submitted as follows for various trips:

  • 1-2 night trips: submit at least 2 weeks in advance
  • 3+ nights: submit at least 6 months in advance 
  • International Travel: submit at least 12 months in advance

In order to complete the application, you will need the following items ready to be attached:

Request for Additional Insurance

Additional Insurance is required for non-member participants and/or travel including 3 or more nights. The insurance is purchased through the council by submitting the Request for Additional Insurance form at least 2 weeks prior to your departure.

If you have questions regarding travel, contact Member Services by email or at 1-800-666-2141.


Visit the Health & Safety page for more information on travel and what activities will require council approval. You'll also find medication forms and emergency procedures there.