Tag Archives: Costa Rica

July 2022 Costa Rica Tour Interest Meeting

Submitted by Jordan Cadena

Metro Denver

Thornton

Hello everyone! We are a local troop that has taken the leap to international travel! We have chosen to push our EF Costa Rica Tour from 2021 to July 2022, and have opted to accept additional travelers! Travelers only need to be age 11 by the time we tour. We are holding an informational Zoom meeting on April 23, 2021 at 7 p.m.

EF Tours in connection with GSUSA offers girls many safe, educational, and cultural immersive tours!

Please register for the meeting here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvc-iorDMtEtRuavhd0Vd_CvdA99bDyM7j

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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Spaces still open for Costa Rica 2020

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

Hello, I am a 16 year leader and looking to fill six spaces for Girl Scouts. These prices will go up any day. The girl can be 6th grade-12th grade at travel time. Since it is summer, graduates may attend as a their senior trip. We will leave out of Denver. The dates are in flux until EF Tours sets us with another group. We are looking at the second and third week of June 2020. Please feel free to share with families, troops, and more! This does NOT have to be the whole troop. Individual Girl Scouts are welcome. Please email me at girlscoutjody@gmail.com and I will send you an itinerary and more information.

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Still room to explore Costa Rica

Submitted by Jody Clair

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

If you or your Girl Scout will be entering 6th grade or higher at travel time in June of 2020, there is still room for you! Check out the amazing, educational itinerary by emailing Jody Clair at girlscoutjody@gmail.com. I am so excited we have eight people signed up at this time and would love to get to 14 or more! Please email me BEFORE registering with EF Tours.

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2021 Costa Rica Girl Scout EF Tour informational meeting

Submitted by Josie Hamm

Metro Denver

Greenwood Village

Hello Girl Scouts!

Will your Girl Scout be between the ages of 11 to 20 in July 2021? Are you ready for adventure? Want to travel abroad? Want to learn about a different culture, do a service project to help them, and have the time of your life while doing so?

Then, please join us on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the SouthGlenn Library. We ask that you please use the SignUpGenius link to let us know who is joining us to find out more about this wonderful travel opportunity: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E44AAA72FA1F49-costa

POC is Josie Hamm from Troop 60008

Cell: (757) 268 – 5971

Email: hammjosie@yahoo.com

Want more information? Visit the tour website: eftours.com/2222311RA

Please note there is a $200 educational scholarship offered by EF Tours, if you register for the trip by April 14, 2019. Don’t miss out on this great adventure!

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