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Travel

Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.

If traveling, please remember to follow all guidelines regarding group size, social distancing, masks, hand washing, cleaning high-touch surfaces, etc. See additional travel guidelines related to COVID-19 on cdc.gov.
 

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NEW Wild Goose Chase
Join our road trip adventure to discover the special, unique, and weird sites across our council region. Girls and their families or troops can take road trips to locations that make our communities unique and achieve the Wild Goose Chase patch. Embrace adventure and join our wild goose chase today!

Complete the Wild Goose Chase challenge for each region over the next five years to collect all of the Wild Goose Chase patches.
Southern Region Challenge
Quad Cities Region Challenge
Northern Region Challenge
Central Region Challenge
Dubuque Region Challenge

Complete a region? Submit your photos and order your patch!
 

Troop Travel

If your troop is planning a trip, make sure you are ready to go:

  1. Take Overnight Troop Readiness
  2. Turn in your Trip Approval
  3. Apply to raise any needed funds
  4. Complete the Activity Insurance Form

The Troop Travel Resource Guide and Extended Travel Training can be helpful for leaders planning a trip for the first time. Girls will want to work through the Girl Travel Planner as they plan their own travel experience as well.

Did you know you can bank program credit earned in the Fall Product and Cookie Programs? Learn more about saving troop funds for travel.

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2021-2022

International Trip to the Land Down Under (Watch the informational video)
Australia & New Zealand | Summer 2022 | Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors

Campout at Blank Park Zoo
Des Moines | September 11-12th 

2022 Australia and New Zealand
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Land Down Under Trip - New Zealand and Australia June 2022

Join your fellow Girl Scouts on this trip of a lifetime to New Zealand and Australia. Highlights include learning about Maori Culture, Glowworm Grotto, Auckland, Sydney, and Cairns City tours, Bondi Beach, and Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reefs. View the trip webinar for more information!

  • Round-trip airfare from Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids
  • Overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Breakfast and dinner daily except on travel days (International flights usually provide dining options)
  • All activities & entrances as per itinerary
  • Transportation: Buses and shuttles
  • Travel Insurance
  • Girl Scout only experience
  • Registered Nurse with the tour
  • Girls entering 8th grade and up in the Fall of 2022 are eligible for this trip.
  • Cost is $5,500

Learn more about the trip and enrollment >>

2022-2023

American Girl Doll Store
Chicago | TBD | Brownies/Juniors

Mt. Rushmore
South Dakota | Summer | Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors

Girl Scout National Convention Trip
Orlando, FL | Coming Soon July 2023

2023-2024

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
Georgia | Summer |  Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors




National Girl Scout Destinations

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for girls ages 11 and older! With different trips every year, there’s something amazing for everyone. Girls can apply to up to four different Destinations but must complete the application for each trip.

Girl Scout Destinations

Girl Scout Destinations Schedule

September 1 | New Destinations available on GSTravel
December 1 | First-round Applications Due
February 15 | Second-Round Applications Due
March - May | Rolling applications available for trips with openings

Check out GSTravel for more information about Destinations and travel.

Destinations for 2022 and 2023 are accepting applications beginning May 1st, 2021 Steps to take a life changing adventure:

  1. Check out the available Destination experiences HERE
  2. Apply for up to 4 Destinations beginning May 1, 2021 until June 15th, 2021.
  3. Get Invited to one of your choices!
  4. Pay a deposit to lock in your spot.
  5. Apply for Grant $ to help with financial cost of the trip.

Missed the June 15th deadline? Don’t worry, apply to any Destination which isn’t listed as full. Have questions? Reach out to info@girlscoutstoday.org




Travel Advisory Committee


Do you love travel and have experience leading Girl Scouts through planning trips? Join our travel committee and help plan opportunities for girls across the council. Just email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org to learn more.