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 UPCOMING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Alaska Adventure

Explore nature at its finest with this once in a lifetime excursion to Alaska! See whales breaching near the Kenai Peninsula and go sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay. Take a bus into the backcountry at Denali and go whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Check out impressive glaciers, miles of virtually untouched wilderness and explore the town of Anchorage. Join this patrol and choose your own adventure while you make lifelong friends and experience Alaska.

Trip Dates: TBD (Summer 2019)

Program fee: Estimated cost of this trip is between $2,200 and $2,500, depending on what activities the group chooses to do.

LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP BY AUGUST 1, 2018

Chaperones needed! Contact jakins@girlscoutsosw.org to express interest.

Essence of India

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of India! Plan your adventure to visit world-famous sights like the Taj Mahal, taste delicious foods and enjoy the music, dance and cultures of India. Participate in a week-long program at the Sangam WAGGGS World Centre in Pune, where you will meet other girls from around the world.

Apply by filling out the Travel Patrol Application by March 1, 2019. Once accepted, a $100 deposit is required. Girls must be at least 14 years old at the time of the trip. Email travel@girlscoutsosw.org for more information.

Trip date: TBD (Summer 2020)
Cost: Approx.  $3,500, depending on what the group plans (Includes airfare from Portland). Financial assistance will be available.

APPLY BY MARCH 1, 2019!

Chaperones needed! Contact jakins@girlscoutsosw.org to express interest.


 TYPES OF TRAVEL FOR GIRLS

Troop Travel

Girls begin their exploration of travel together by learning how to plan their own trips. They take on increased responsibil­ity and plan trips of increasing complexity and distance.

Council-Sponsored Trips

Council-sponsored trips are trips organized by GSOSW staff and travel team volunteers. These trips are open to all girls in GSOSW. There is an application process for some trips, while others are open to any Girl Scout who wishes to register. Girls will travel in groups but not necessarily with troop mem­bers. The locations of these trips vary (local to international); travel costs vary accordingly. Search our Activities tab to find upcoming trips.

Travel Patrol

Travel Patrols are sponsored by GSOSW and are designed for participants to function like a troop for the duration of the trip including the planning stages. Girls who are interested in a particular trip can sign up for a Travel Patrol and start planning portions of the trip with other girls in the patrol. This is a great way for a girl to experience more complex trips by having a chance to get to know her travel buddies before she leaves on the trip. There is an application process for some Travel Patrols and others are open to any Girl Scout who wishes to register. Travel Patrols can take 1-3 years to plan as there is greater girl-planning involved.

Use the GSOSW application to apply for a Travel Patrol opportunity.

GSUSA Destinations

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. With trips of varying lengths, costs and distances, there is sure to be a trip for you! Destinations bring together individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts from all over the country for amazing summer and winter adventures filled with nature, culture, service, art, science, and tons more!

Check out the list of amazing adventures!

Apply in round one by November 15 or round two by February 1. Complete the application and send it to travel@girlscoutsosw.org. Financial assistance may be available.

 


 TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS

Travel Volunteer Team

The Travel Volunteer Team (TVT) is composed of adult volunteers from around the council who have experience planning trips and traveling with girls. The team works with council staff to create a long range plan of progressive travel experiences for girls; from mystery day trips to international patrols to WAGGGs World Centers. The TVT also offers innovative Extended Travel trainings to adults and inspiring Travel Discovery workshops to girls. Members of the travel team offer support to individual traveling girls going on Destinations and also help to distribute council travel financial assistance and the DPass Grant for Destinations. If you have experience traveling with girls and an interest in being involved in the creation travel experiences for GSOSW, this team is for you! Members will be required to attend monthly call-in meetings and two in-person meetings per year. 

Global Action Volunteer Team

Interested and have experience with international travel, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), and global Girl Scouting? Join the Global Action Volunteer Team (GAVT)! The team will be made up of volunteers and Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors and will serve the council in making global, cultural and international travel experiences fun and accessible to our entire Girl Scout community. Girls and adults will need to apply to be a member of the team and once appointed, will be required to attend monthly call in meetings. Get informed, get inspired, and get ready to take action as you become advocates for important issues that impact girls across the world!

Travel Chaperone

GSOSW provides a variety of travel experiences for Girl Scout to participate in; however, these trips would not be possible without qualified and dedicated adult chaperones. If you have interest in helping girls achieve their dreams of traveling nationally or internationally, we may have a trip that interests you! All interested adult volunteers must apply to be a travel chaperone and are eligible to apply for financial assistance to help pay for their trip. 


If you have questions about travel opportunities or are interested in being a travel chaperone, please contact Jennifer Akins at travel@girlscoutsosw.org or (541) 622-6155.

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.

You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. 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 crazy-cool 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. Find your trip today!

Where can you go?  Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!

How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!