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 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.
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
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
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 a membership of over 3.5
million. 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.
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.