Category Archives: Travel

Troop 43810 Trip to Orlando 2022!

7 Girl Scouts were finally able to travel after Covid!

They spent 7 nights in Orlando, Florida. Disney, Sea World, Universal and Discovery Cove were the highlights!

They learned mapping skills, budgeting, banking, hotel and airport etiquette and safety and so much more!

They enjoyed Snuba, a dolphin swim, road the Hogwarts Express, drank Butterbeer and rode inside the giant Epcot ball.

They can’t wait to start planning the next trip!

Girl Scouts Go Places

Over spring break, Troop 71 from Aurora, finally got to travel to New York City together! Our planning for travel started nearly two and a half years ago. We started the steps of travel by exploring the City of Denver with the Cadette Urban Orienteering Badge unique to GSCO (highly recommend). Then we tried originally go to Savannah, GA in 2020 as a practice trip for international travel, but we’re obviously interrupted by Covid. We put our plans on hold and refocused on maintaining our connection.

Once the option to safely travel opened again, we looked at our options. We decided to change locations and started planning what our adventure would look like in NYC. The girls met to discuss their priorities and budget. We worked on safety while traveling, packing tips, and preparing for the endurance of traveling.

A couple of highlights of our trip (besides all the amazing locations of NYC that come to mind) were getting to go to Girl Scout of USA Headquarters and sharing some time with sister troop 5250 from Staten Island.

While living through a pandemic is not the greatest, it also became a lesson in resilience and perseverance. Those skills helped us know that we can still accomplish anything even if there are roadblocks. It also helped with the couple of hiccups during our travel time, as we knew that we could be flexible. We learned we might not be able to control everything, but we could control our reactions. We could acknowledge that some things just happen and we can find the bright side. We know, no matter what, we can figure it out!

Now on to the next adventure!!!

You’re invited to a Girl Scout Europe trip in 2023!

The Cadette Girl Scout troop 70455 are heading to Europe in 2023 and they want YOU to join!
They have many great ideas for generating money for the trip, some by EF Tours and some by us, that will be educational, fun and fund producing.
The excitement to see International Girl Scouts and meet new Scout Sisters, is an experience you do not to be miss.
You will receive a $200 discount if you sign up before the end of 2021. This trip is open to all Girl Scouts of Colorado.
Sign up to join
Online: www.eftours.com/2451660HB
Phone: 800-665-5364
Christine Guy, Cadette leader 70455
Estes Park,  Colorado

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.

Learn About Traveling with EF Tours for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Kaela Brooks

Metro Denver

Denver

At EF Tours for Girls, we believe that girls who travel the world become the women who change it. At an adult enrichment event on Thursday March 4, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., there will be a 20-minute presentation with time for questions. You will learn about safety and traveling with EF, how EF supports the Girl Scout Travel Progression, the steps to travel, and take a closer look at a few of the 20+ itineraries JUST for Girl Scouts! Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-about-traveling-with-ef-tours-for-girl-scouts-tickets-138452462041. Those who register will be sent a link to the Zoom prior to the meeting.

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.

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!

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