Category Archives: Travel

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!

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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.

GSCO Look Wider 19-20

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 

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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!

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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.

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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 !

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Jump into your next great adventure:  Destinations 2020 – 2021

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for girls 11 and older! Destinations bring together Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts from all over the country for amazing summer and winter adventures filled with nature, culture, service, art, science, and tons more! Any girl in grade 6–12 can apply.

With a ton of different trips to apply for every year, from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad, there’s something amazing for everyone to experience. Dreaming of kayaking to an island campsite? Let’s do it! Want to explore the cobblestone alleys of Europe? We’re totally there! Passionate about protecting wildlife habitats? Yes, yes, yes! On a Girl Scout Destination trip you can do all that and so much more.

Interested? Here are the easy steps to get started:

  1. Visit http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/ to learn about trips that are offered for 2020 – 2021.
  2. Choose up to four trips that spark your interest.
  3. Applications are open now! Submit your application for Round 1 by December 1, 2019. Round 2 are due by February 15, 2020.

Insider Tip: Heart set on a particular trip? Get everything in during Round 1- these incredible adventures fill up fast!

Want more information? Register for a Destinations webinar.

Saturday, September 21 from 10 – 11 a.m.:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/f3c7755c7a1343fd66858a512be5123a

Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/d046be733a3495bbcde7dc3c8da9331e

Questions? Email GSCO Mission Delivery Manager Emily Speck  at emily.speck@gscolorado.org.

Elizabeth troop travels to Iceland

Submitted by Lori Anderson

Metro Denver

Elizabeth

Troop 40713 from Elizabeth just returned from a fantastic trip to Iceland! The Senior/Ambassador troop spent seven days in this beautiful country. They spent one day in the capital city of Reykjavik, then headed to camp at the Ulfljotsvatn Scout Centre. The next three days were on-site doing archery, rock wall climbing, team building games, obstacle courses (one over water!), canoeing and kayaking, hiking, and a campfire. They also participated in two service projects,  planting about 350 tree saplings and laying a concrete paver patio. The last three days were on off-site excursions, including horseback riding, caving through a 9,000-year-old lava tube, visiting a geothermal-heated spa, hiking on a glacier, and ending with a 15-mile hike to a geothermally heated river. The girls planned and saved for the trip for three years prior to traveling.

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Girl Scouts to Costa Rica in 2020

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

There is still room for 7 or more Girl Scouts to attend an amazing trip to Costa Rica with me as the main leader! The girl should have completed fifth grade as a minimum (at travel time, so present fifth graders are encouraged to attend) to attend and all grades 6-12 are welcome! If you are completing 12th grade right before we travel, it can be your senior trip! There is even a way to earn some high school credit on this trip! Please contact me for all your questions to be answered! Jody Clair, girlscoutjody@gmail.com.

PS- YES! There is still enough time for you to do money earning activities and attend the group meetings to learn many travel skills before we even leave in June 2020!

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