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Got The Travel Bug?

Every girl deserves the opportunity to see the world and Girl Scouting provides many different opportunities to make that happen. Girls love travelling and learning about themselves, different cultures and navigating maps, transportation and sightseeing. It is a great way to put all those leadership skills to work!

Getaways are short term travel opportunities set up for troops or groups. GSUSA partners with several organizations that sponsor trips just for Girl Scouts! They provide a fun itinerary and special deals to give your group the perfect start to your travel plans. Check out the list of over 25 trips to find out which ones your troop is most interested in.

GSWO Service Trip is a council wide trip for girls in 6-12 grade to travel while serving others. This group will be chosen a year before departure and will plan all aspects of the adventure; where to go, what issue to address, what community to serve, who they’ll work with and what fun side trips they’ll experience.

Destinations offers girls the chance to take big trips with Girl Scouts from around the world. Choose from both domestic and international trips. International travel is considered the ultimate travel experience for girls. Travelling internationally can be a wonderful opportunity for girls to gain cultural insight, an appreciation for differences and similarities, and a broadened perspective. As girls mature in Girl Scouts, many consider travel one of the most exciting aspects of their membership. Financial assistance is available through host agencies as well as Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, and you can also fund the trip through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

This summer, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is sending ten girls on destinations trips all around the world. Girls will be travelling to Space Camp in Alabama, China, Morocco, the Caribbean and Ireland. Congratulations to all the girls who were selected for these amazing experiences!

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Elizabeth Vessell at