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? Below you'll find our council's
requirements for safe, fun, enriching travel experiences, as well as
trip application forms. Each Let's
Go! guidebook includes handy checklists, planning tips, and
suggestions for empowering girls to take the lead on every trip.
Types of Trips
Go! Field Trip - Field trips can include 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.
Go! Short Trip - Go a little farther than Field Trips, or
stay 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.
Go! Extended Trip - These trips last for three days or
more, and cover more terrain. A trip to San Diego, or a trip to the
Juliette Gordon Low House in Savannah, GA, are typical examples. Girl
Scouts can travel internationally, too! 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.
Resources offer timelines, brainstorming tools, and
thought-provoking questions to help girls and volunteers move along
the travel pathway.
As always, consult the Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials when brainstorming and planning.
We're Ready! Now What?
Once you and your troop have decided to take a trip, please submit
the appropriate trip application to council for approval:
Field/Short Trip Application, via PDF or GoogleForm
Field trips and short trips should be submitted 2-3 weeks in
advance of the trip date. Extended trips should be submitted 3-6
months in advance. This process helps to ensure that safety
guidelines are followed, and that every trip is covered by Girl Scout insurance.
Please submit forms and direct any questions to Michelle Marion 520.319.3182.