What are Girl Scout destinations?
Girl Scout destinations, travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Girl Scout Cadettes and older, can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills,
gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action.
Girl Scout destinations online
Check out the opportunities available for you at: http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations/event_list.asp?catid=0
to choose your destination now. If you decide that you are interested in applying for gs destinations, you will need
to fill out an application, obtain references and get the completed application to the Program Manager at the address listed below.
501 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713-1301
302-456-7150 or 800-341-4007, ext. 7186
2013 destinations Information Packet
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What did you do this summer? Three local Girl Scouts will have amazing stories to report when they go back to school! Katie Maher of Lewis, DE visited Costa Rica for an Outward Bound Service Challenge. Kendal Grubb of Rising Sun traveled to the Advanced Space Academy then to Peru. Mary Epperly visited national attractions in Wisconsin and Minnesota as part of the Midwest Madness destination.
Katie’s service trip to Costa Rica involved protecting baby sea turtles. Every night, the girls walked up and down the beach looking for nests and mother turtles. "We saw three mother turtles, saved and released 600 baby turtles and saved and reburied 200 eggs in the sanctuary," she said. She also enjoyed ziplining through the rainforest, rock climbing and visiting an artisan market. "I also learned some Spanish because we were encouraged to enrich ourselves in their culture," she added. "We were able to exceed our limits and go outside of our comfort zones."
Of Kendal’s week at the Advanced Space Academy: “Piloting a fighter jet, tumbling in the Multi-Axis Trainer, climbing and jumping off a 30-foot pole, and about fifty other activities built teamwork, leadership, courage, confidence, knowledge of anything that has to do with science, and character. Six days honestly didn’t seem enough sometimes. But good thing it wasn’t longer than six days, because once I got home, I had a week to prepare for my flight
Of Peru, Kendal said, “We hiked the Andes Mountains seeing beautiful scenery, spectacular ruins, and extraordinary skies,” Kendal said. “The people showed their love of their culture which made me appreciate mine even more. My favorite part of the trip was the community service we did, as we donated hygiene kits to an orphanage, gave blankets to a school, and fed breakfast to a community along with playing the kids in all three locations. This experience opened my eyes to a new culture, pushed my mental endurance, and showed how money is not what rules your life."
Mary attended 'Midwest Madness 2012 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. “We went horseback riding at Bit and Bridle Stables, and tubing on the Black River. We also visited Native American museums. I will remember these adventures and the people I met for the rest of my life. Thank you for helping me to attend this event."
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