What exactly is Girl Scout travel? It is any time your troop or an individual Girl Scout participates in an activity outside of a regular troop meeting. Field trips, service unit events, and council events are great places to get started. They have the chance to choose where they want to go, what they want to do, how they will get there, and how they will pay for the adventure. Girl Scouts learn just as much through planning their trips as they do when they participate in the event.
As girls get older and their skills develop, the duration and distance of trips increase. Travel can progress to bigger and better outings. Older girls have a number of different opportunities, including extended troop trips that they plan together, Destinations, and council trips. As with any activity in Girl Scouts, travel is seen as a progressive opportunity, keeping in mind the age and/or grade-level requirements for the types of trips girls can go on.
Council trips are set up for older Girl Scouts and volunteers who have the desire to travel, make new friends, and share adventures. Parents should check the age requirements for each trip prior to planning. Current council trips include:
Duluth, Minnesota - Summer 2023
Explore one of the unique towns in our neighboarding council, Duluth, MN. Join other Girl Scouts on a quick bus trip to discover all that Duluth offers. You’ll experience local destinations including the Split Rock Lighthouse, Pebble Beach, Great Lakes Aquarium, Glensheen Mansion, North Shore Scenic Railroad Museum, Spirit Mountain Adventure Park, Aerial Life Bridge, a theatre show, and so much more!
Scotland & Ireland - Summer 2024
These lands were once home to ancient Celtic and Gaelic tribes; today their histories blend comfortably into the modern-day. Bring your group into the Middle Ages with a trip to Edinburgh Castle and under the towering spire of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. In Belfast, old conflicts have given way to an influx of restored 19th-century architecture and a thriving arts scene.
Washington DC & New York City - Summer 2024
Feel the pulse of the American spirit during this journey to two of the nation’s most influential cities. From the White House and the U.S. Capitol to Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, discover how these two great cities have helped shape our past, present, and future.
Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a variety of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.