Travel and Girl Scouting
By Timalee Nevels
Hands down, my favorite experiences with Girl Scouts are times that I’ve been with teen girls exploring the world. Among my favorite memories are the time that 15 year old Morgan navigated our group across Ireland, sharing familiar silly songs with Girl Guides, and none of us were the same after touring the former Dachau concentration camp. There are many, many wonderful learning and growing experiences when a girl is a part of this wonderful movement, but there’s no quicker way to learn 21st century skills that girls need in the modern world than when she travels. Girls who travel gain confidence and become self-directed. They increase their flexibility, global awareness and cultural sensitivity.
It’s my pleasure to be working with 30 teens from three counties i…