TRAVEL WITH GIRLS
Travel teaches girls 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, global awareness and cultural sensitivity. It all starts with a Daisy troop’s first trip to their local fire station or library. Brownies can explore all around the state. Junior girls explore the state and the region. By the time a girl is a Cadette or older, she is ready to take flight and explore the whole country and the world.
Want to get your troop going? Here are some resources to consult:
Let’s Go! Trip and Travel Resource are your guide to our council's requirements for safe, fun, enriching travel experiences. Handy checklists and resources are included.
As always, please follow general guidelines in Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints.
GSUSA's Global Travel Toolkits for girls and adults offer timelines and thought-provoking questions to help troops move along the travel pathway.
For guidance, contact Karen Laass 520.319.3163.
Troops or groups can travel together in a number of trips that become progressively more challenging. Some examples:
Field Trips -- discovery trips around the neighborhood, short hikes in local parks, or visits to zoos or museums. These trips get everyone accustomed to walking, staying together, and listening.
Short Trips -- go a little farther than Field Trips, or last a little longer. Popular trips include visits to a local hostel for a cultural food experience, a day trip to Phoenix, or an overnight in a museum. These trips often overlap with camping trips, whether in cabins or tents.
Extended Domestic Trips -- last several nights or more, and cover more terrain. A trip to San Diego, or a trip to Washington, D.C., are typical examples.
International Trips -- visits to a World Centre, exploring art in Paris, or participating in a jamboree in Australia are among the many options available to well-traveled troops.
With ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries across the world, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world. Girl Scouts of the USA is a member of WAGGGS.
The four WAGGGS World Centres are residential and training centers where girls and young women develop leadership skills through international programs and friendship. They are:
Our Chalet, Adelboden, Switzerland
Pax Lodge, London, UK
Sangam, Pune, India
Our Cabana, Cuernavaca, Mexico
destinations are unique opportunities for individual girls to connect with other Girl Scouts, explore new adventures, or see the world! There are domestic destinations, here in the U.S., as well as international events. All are sponsored by GSUSA and are conducted by Girl Scout councils and other trusted providers.
Contact: Timalee Nevels 520.319.3159 firstname.lastname@example.org