Category Archives: Travel

GSCO Visits Costa Rica in 2021

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

We have had to cancel the 2021 Orlando trip at this time. However, we are still taking registrations for Costa Rica 2021, as it had been postponed and has new dates for June! I have plenty of space for this amazing trip. See below for the link to the flier for itinerary information and cost. I do NOT have adult spaces at this time unless there is a Girl Scout with a disability who needs additional care. *Please note that this is a very physical trip– flying, walking, ziplines, rafting, and more!

Girl Scouts must be in fifth-twelfth grade this school year to be eligible. If you have questions about what the girls will do on the trip, money, or anything else, please email me. Also, please email me BEFORE submitting a deposit so I can email you an application for the girl to fill out.

Yes! Girls can apply for Cookie Credit reimbursement, AFTER the balance is paid in full and we can print a receipt for reimbursement. I can guide you through this if needed.

Jody Clair is the primary contact:

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We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Awesome Girls Road to Global Travel: Junior Troop Series

 

 

 

 

 

Want to learn more about global Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding? About travel and other global opportunities? Join Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) for an informative four-part, girl-led virtual series for Girl Scout Junior troops*! You’ll build cross-cultural knowledge as you learn all about our global movement, including five exciting places you can visit around the world called the World Centers, and participate in fun, globally focused activities. We’ll cover Girl Scouts’ “travel progression” and how you can take the lead in successful travel planning.

Road to Global Travel: Junior Troop Series is a free series held on Thursday evenings from 5 to 5:45 p.m. MST on November 5, 19, December 3, and January 14. Registration is required. Troop leaders: please register. Once you do, you’ll get instructions for inviting your troop members to the program.

Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9097213383110418702

There will be a workbook provided with this series, which will contain all materials.

Sponsored by The World Foundation.

*Independently registered Girl Scouts are welcome to join as well!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

GSCO is Headed to Costa Rica in 2021

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

If your Girl Scout will be entering sixth – twelfth grade (or graduating) in June of 2021, then they can qualify to attend this trip! I am the main leader for this trip and Ms. Lauren from our troop is my second chaperone. If you have questions, please email Girlscoutjody@gmail.com.

  • This is the trip we were going on in 2020, but needed to change based on COVID-19.

** This does NOT have to be your entire troop, so please share with your families and other girls, additional adults will be considered based on the number of paid participants.

We will be accepting girls from the whole state, not just in Colorado Springs!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Troop 43810 presents Florida 2021

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Finally, I can offer troops a Florida 2021 trip! All details (I hope, lol) can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15oGp0JdcageoyCtu7UIHk8rEIkUtfclFg97CJYQUKkc/edit?usp=sharing  Please make sure to read it through and save the date. Deposits can be made starting now. I know it seems sooo far away, but this gives us time to allow Girl Scouts to earn money and also the more that attend, the cost gets lower. Girls must be entering sixth grade at travel time and girls through 12th grade graduates are eligible. Join us for some fun in the sun!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Look Wider for global friendships: Apply NOW for international travel grants

In 2019, four young women attended the WAGGGS-sponsored Juliette Gordon Low World Seminar with support from  Look Wider International Travel Scholarships.  All four secured global connections at this prestigious convening – including cultural adventures and the opportunity to make friends for life.

Older Girl Scouts and adult members (ages 12-30) who dream of traveling independently and meeting Girl Scout sisters around the world should apply! Awards range from $100 – $500 and support approved travel. Applicants must be a member of Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Scout Council and a resident of Colorado.

Apply here: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/forms-and-resources/scholarship-application.html

Look Wider International Travel Scholarships are made possible by the Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund. Thanks to this generous commitment, Girl Scouts of Colorado will award scholarships for girls and young women to explore the world and the international sisterhood of Girl Scouts. Learn more about Girl Scout Destinations and other international travel at forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel.

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An Opportunity of a lifetime

Submitted by Serenity C.

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hello,

My name is Serenity C. and I am 15-years-old. My troop has a question for you…Is your troop or your Girl Scout interested in traveling and will be age 11 by July of 2021? Well, we have an opportunity of a lifetime awaiting for you if the answer to any of these questions is yes 😉 My mom is working with EF Tours to host an all-inclusive ten day trip to Costa Rica in July of 2021. What makes this program special? Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined. Registration is $95 per person. Multiple payment options are available and best of all is you can sell Girl Scout Cookies this year and next year to help earn money for the trip 😉 Use this link to see the full itinerary and all the amazing details of this adventure: https://girltrips.eftours.com/2218043ye 

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Join us on the GSUSA 2020 Destination to Morocco

Submitted by Lipica Shah

New York City

Girl Scouts USA is offering a summer 2020 Destination to Morocco co-chaperoned by two GSUSA National Volunteer Partners, Lipica Shah (NY) and Stefanie Argus (RI). This is the third international trip since 2018 to be chaperoned by trained and enthusiastic GSUSA volunteers, which makes this opportunity unique!

Do you know a girl who will be between the ages of 14 – 18 this summer? She can have the ultimate adventure while traveling with other teens from across the country to Morocco: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea!

Trip highlights: immersion in the history and culture of this beautiful country, while exploring its ancient cities (Casablanca, Marrakesh), mountain villages (Zawiya Ahansal), and beaches (Essaouira), and exercising our linguistic, cooking, community service, and camel riding skills. Plus surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, ziplining, and more!

Check out all the details, including an informational webinar, at: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/morocco-where-the-mountains-meet-the-sea/

Questions? Want to know more? Contact us at gsmorocco2020@gmail.com!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Colorado Girl Scouts participate in The Juliette Low Seminar

Girl Scout alums Anna Beucler, Krista Beucler, Kayleigh Cornell, and Caroline Farmar, along with GSCO Board Chair RaeAnn Dougherty participated in The Juliette Low Seminar, the flagship leadership development event for the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides (WAGGGS). Nearly 1,000 WAGGGS members from 150 countries traveled to 20 different host countries to make new friends, connect with different cultures, and exchange ideas on leadership and gender equality. The seminar took place November 14-20, 2019.

Anna, Krista, Kayleigh, and Caroline were each awarded funds from the RaeAnn & Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund. Krista’s program was in Thailand, Anna’s in Nigeria, Kayleigh traveled to England, and Caroline to Peru.

Your adventure in Costa Rica and Panama awaits

Submitted by Helen Kidwell, Outward Bound Costa Rica

Each summer, more than 100 Girl Scouts from across the country travel to Costa Rica and Panama to participate in the Girl Scout Destinations program with Outward Bound Costa Rica.

Journey through some of the most spectacular landscapes that Central America has to offer, while building lifelong friendships along the way. From scuba diving along coral reefs in Panama to trekking through the rainforest in Costa Rica, each Girl Scout Destination course is packed with adventure.

These unforgettable trips will introduce you to exciting new challenges that will develop your leadership skills and help you discover hidden inner strengths.

It was a crazy experience to open your eyes to look within yourself and at the world around you. Before I was stuck in my comfort zone, and now I feel stronger and braver.” —Annika, Girl Scout Alum

There are also opportunities to give back by working on impactful volunteer projects. Girl Scouts visit indigenous communities and bring much needed restoration to schools and other important community buildings. Those with a passion for conservation can help protect endangered sea turtle populations and play a key role in rainforest reforestation projects.

These service projects are also the perfect chance to develop your language skills and expand your cultural awareness.

It was a great experience for my daughter to be involved hands-on with helping the endangered turtles to lay their eggs in safety. She also enjoyed trying new fruits and other foods, helping to refurbish the sleeping location for future participants, meeting new friends from all over the country, and becoming more aware of the world we live in and need to protect.” —Valerie, Girl Scout mom

Multiple Girl Scout Destination sessions and dates with Outward Bound Costa Rica are now available for Summer 2020!

Courses are open to current members of Girl Scouts of the USA who are between 13 and 18-years-old at the time of course.

To apply, visit the Girl Scouts Destination application page and get ready to start your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Costa Rica and Panama.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.

Once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica

Submitted by Nicole Harmon

Metro Denver

Aurora

Hello Girl Scouts, families, and friends,

I have an amazing opportunity that I would like to share with your troops, girls, and parents … A nine day all-inclusive trip to Costa Rica. This trip gives opportunities for troops to delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined. See above for the tour flyer with itinerary and final cost of the trip. Registration is $95 and there is an option to pay every two weeks per person or once per month. There is even a manual payment plan where you can pay as you go. Look over the flyer let me know if you have any questions. July 2021 is when the trip takes place. Feel free to share with other Girl Scouts and their families if you would like. Remember upon enrollment you must use the group code on the flyer to join our trip. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the girls to visit another county and experience this kind of excursions. Here is the link as well to our personal website for this tour where you can find much more information including registration…http://girltrips.eftours.com/2218043ye or (720) 249-8923 with any questions

Girls must be 11 at the time of travel. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel and explore the beautiful Costa Rica. Meet new girls, make new friends and learn about what it is like to do amazing things, as go getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders ready to change the world one GIRL at a time !

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments, too.