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
GSUSA has released all current 2014 gsdestinations programs that are available to date. You may find the listings at the following address: http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations.gsdestinations are travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older. They 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. Check out the opportunities available to you at http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations to learn where you can travel to.
The deadline has already passed for 2013 gsdesinations applications to be submitted. If you have any questions, please call Renée Naughton at 302-456-7150 ext. 7186.
Girl Scout Cadette Eryne of Troop 696 in Camden, DE attended three
gsdestinations trips last summer. Here's her summary of Space Academy:
“From June 30 to July 5, 2013, I participated in Space Academy at the U.S. Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This experience gave me many special memories that I will not forget. Now I have many new friends, information on different careers associated with the space field and experienced 'Space Shot', a thrilling simulation of a rocket launch and land.
The activities throughout the week were focused on team building, confidence, Space, and for the attendees to do something we had never done before. Throughout the week we also had to plan a 'Space City.' This task brought on many challenges because there were sixteen Girl Scouts with different ideas and we had a limited budget. One of my favorite activities was the 'Mission Patch.' In this activity our task was to design a patch based on what the team learned and who we are as a whole. Although we did not win the contest, our patch was really the best. It was in the shape of our trefoil with a rocket in the center with our last names surrounding it. On the top we wrote our motto; 'Always be prepared' and on the bottom stated the three C’s, Courage, Confidence, and Character. My other favorite activity was aquatic. In the pool we were challenged to build a PVC pipe box; which certainly looks easier than it really is.
Our camp counselor told us that she has a new respect for Girl Scouts. We all challenged ourselves to stay positive and keep an open-mind. After all, our dorms were not the best living conditions but I couldn't have chosen a cooler group of girls.
This destination is the first of three for me this summer. I hope the other trips are as cool as this one. I do not regret any of the hard work it took for me to be able to attend ‘Space Academy’.”
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