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. There are many ways to travel!
Service Learning in Costa Rica
Travel with GSHNJ to spend nine days in Costa Rica in July 2024! We’ll participate in three days of service learning and explore Costa Rica's tropical rainforest at La Selva Biological Station, an internationally renowned research center owned by the Organization of Tropical Studies. Then, we’ll continue to the Arenal region for activities including a hike to La Fortuna Waterfall, kayaking, and a canopy tour. Open to Girl Scouts who will be Cadettes and older in summer of 2024. $200 discount if you enroll by Oct 28, 2022.
Iceland: Glaciers and Geysers
Travel with GSHNJ to spend seven days in Iceland in July 2025! We’ll take advantage of round-the-clock daylight in this otherworldly place of dramatic beauty. We’ll revel in the geothermal wonders of Iceland—Blue Lagoon hot springs, volcanic craters, and subarctic fauna. We’ll start in the capital Reykjavik, and then travel the popular Golden Circle to see Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. From there, we’ll continue on to the famous black-sand beaches of Vik and the Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur. Open to Girl Scouts who will be Cadettes and older in summer of 2025. $200 discount if you enroll by Oct 28, 2022.
Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts! With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.
Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories.
A Trip Application is required for any troop-hosted event that includes an overnight or high-risk activity as defined in the most current version of Safety Activity Checkpoints. An Intent to Travel Application is required before final plans are confirmed for any troop-hosted domestic travel that is longer than two nights or any international travel. A Trip Application is not required for participation in council-hosted programs. The application is necessary to ensure that all GSHNJ safety policies, standards, and guidelines are properly met prior to Girl Scouts’ participation in the activity.
The five world centers: Our Cabaña in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Our Chalet in Adelboden, Switzerland; Pax Lodge in London, England; Sangam in Pune, India, and Kusafiri that moves around different countries in Africa, are owned and operated by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Staffed by volunteers and paid international staff, the centers offer Girl Scouts and Girl Guides a comfortable, inexpensive, and safe place for short stays or long-term accommodations. Girl Scouts who are over 18 can volunteer or intern at one of the WAGGGS World Centers.
Thinking about planning an adventure with your troop? Getaways are short travel programs designed specifically for Girl Scout troops. Getaways are organized by Girl Scout councils and other organizations around the United States. On the Getaways page, you’ll find descriptions, date and pricing information, reservation information, and more for each trip.