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Girl Scout Travel

Travel

Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.

You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton 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.

Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories. Find your trip today!

Where can you go?  Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!

How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!

Destinations

What is a Destination?

Destinations are your chance to push yourself out of your comfort zone, make new friends that last a lifetime, and visit all the places you've dreamed about.

Destinations are girl-only one to two-week travel events sponsored by Girl Scout councils, or by GSUSA and a partner such as WAGGGS. These trips are interest-specific and there's a perfect trip for every girl!

Where do I find a list of the Destinations?

Everything you need to know about Destinations can be found on the GSUSA Destinations website, including a full listing of 2022 & 2023 Destinations. Please note that new Destinations are posted each year starting between August and September. 

Who is eligible?

Most events are for Cadettes and above, or girls in grades 6-12. However, some trips have different age restrictions, so be sure to check each Destination. 

How do I apply?

Apply using the online application on GSUSA's destination website! You may apply to a maximum of four Destinations.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance directly from trip sponsors. Congratulations, and bon voyage!

         

HERSTORY: History, Hiking, and Hershey, PA

Spend a week exploring everything that South Central PA has to offer – from Hershey chocolate to historic battlefields. You will have the chance to experience history from 5 historic young women’s perspectives, from the Colonial Days to the Present. Walk alongside Grandma Gatewood on the Appalachian Trail, learn about the dangers and triumphs of colonial life, through Mary Jemison's point of view, share Catherine Hershey’s passion for helping orphaned children, feel Jennie Wade’s fear as the only woman shot in the Battle of Gettysburg, play alongside Lizzie at the 18th-century German bank house, located at GSHPA Camp Furnace Hills and listed on the National Historic Registry.

Itinerary Highlights: Hershey Park, Appalachian Trail near Camp Happy Valley, Foxfire House at Camp Furnace Hills (Foxfire House is a restored 19th century Swiss-German stone bank house, where groups can take part in A variety of hands-on programs enable girls to step back in time and experience rural Pennsylvania German life during the early 1800’), Outdoor Adventure Programs at our GSHPA Camp Properties (archery, team building, and campfires), Gettysburg tours & exploration, Ghost Tours near Gettysburg Battle Grounds, Amish Visit, Horseback Riding, Wolf Sanctuary in Lancaster, and a variety of State Parks!

Application will become available, through GSUSA, this summer!

Additional information TBD

D-Pass Application (Funding for GSUSA Destinations)

Additional information TBD

GSHPA Sponsored Trips

Additional information TBD

Camp Excursions

What is a Camp Excursion?

Enjoy a weekend of travel and adventure at one of GSHPA's Camp Properties! From Friday Night to Sunday afternoon, you will explore nearby historical and cultural attractions, discover natural areas at a variety of state parks and wildlife preserves, and take part in a variety of activities that each area has to offer!

 

Cost: $295-$315 depending on Camp Property

 

The fees for this program cover the following:

  • All Meals
  • Day & Overnight Rental of Camp Property
  • Charter Bus Rental for event transportation
  • Program Supplies for Activities
  • Event & Activity Admissions

This year, we will be holding Camp Excuriosn opportunities at Camps: Happy Valley, Furnace Hills, and Small Valley!

Camper Parents & Volunteers – interested in helping at this event? Email Member Services at MemberServices@gshpa.org to apply for a volunteer chaperone position!