Travel and Adventure in Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts' Destinations

Girl Scouts offer many different travel opportunities to girls and adults. These opportunities allow members to see new places, meet new people and learn about different cultures and ideas.

Wherever the road takes you, Girl Scouts must follow safety guidelines and procedures. You will find many of these in Volunteer Essentials. For those who choose to participate in a Destination, there may be additional steps for applying and participating.

Girl Scout Destinations
Girl Scout Destinations are open to girls and are facilitated by Girl Scouts of the USA and hosted by individual Girl Scout Councils, including ones hosted by GSCCC. Girl Scout Destinations applications are due to Council by November 15. Send completed applications to

Camping Adventure
The Girl Scout camping experience allows girls to do fun activities with other girls their own age in a variety of environments. These adventures allow girl scout campers opportunities to make new friends, enjoy the outdoors and to gain confidence in herself as she tries new activities and gains new skills. It is a unique way to help girls build skills through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience!

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
Girl Scout troops and groups travel from across the United States year-round to visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace - a Girl Scout national center in Savannah, Ga. and the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Girl Scout National Headquarters and Girl Scout Museum, New York, N.Y.
National Headquarters houses approximately 400 staff working to serve over 100 Girl Scout Councils and USA Girl Scouts Overseas and 2.7 million members. Besides busy offices, there are some great things to look for if you take a tour, including the National Historic Preservation Center and the GSUSA shop.

World Centers
England, Switzerland, India, and Mexico are home to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) four world centers where girls from around the globe can learn more about each other, the Girl Guide/Girl Scout Movement and the countries they are visiting. The centers sometimes offer special programs, and the facilities provide inexpensive lodging for members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Edith Macy Conference Center, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Girl Scouts of the USA's unique facility dedicated to educational opportunities is just 45 minutes by train north of New York City. Girl Scout staff, volunteers and members benefit from the center, which features 400 acres of wooded grounds dedicated to learning.