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 UPCOMING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Portland City Patrol

Explore Oregon's largest city and gain valuable travel experience on the best trip of your summer! Put on your walking shoes and see many exciting sites and cultural activities. Discover your inner locavore choosing from a wide variety of global eats made with local ingredients. Join this patrol and plan your Portland adventure! Estimated cost per girl is $375 (final cost to be determined after patrol planning meeting(s).

Trip date: August 21-25, 2017
To learn more or apply: Submit your completed  Travel Patrol Application by June 30, 2017. Questions? Contact Jennifer Akins at jakins@girlscoutsosw.org.

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

G.I.R.L. 2017 Patrol

Cadettes-Ambassadors can experience the power of G.I.R.L. 2017 through a travel patrol! Get the tools to empower yourself for a lifetime of leadership, connect and share with other Girl Scouts and act together as a team to make awesome things happen. Check out the National Council Session and learn how decisions are made on a national level. Attend girl-planned breakout sessions on important issues like positive self-image, bullying, practical life skills and non-traditional careers. Explore the city of Columbus, OH and enjoy special events designed just for you!

Trip dates: October 5-8, 2017
To learn more or apply: Submit your completed  Travel Patrol Application by June 30, 2017. Questions? Contact Jennifer Akins at jakins@girlscoutsosw.org.

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

Mexico: Mountains to the Sea Destination

Take part in the first GSOSW-hosted destination! Explore the heart of Mexico from the mountains to the sea! We’ll start our adventure with an international friendship program at the Our Cabana WAGGGS World Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico. While there you’ll make new friends from around the world, learn about Mexican culture, participate in a meaningful service project, go white water rafting or waterfall jumping, see local sights and artisan markets. After enjoying all that Our Cabana can offer, head to the tropical seaside town of Acapulco where you can explore the marine environment snorkeling and participating in other aquatic activities. This trip has something for everyone!

Trip dates: June 16 - July 1, 2018
To learn more or apply: Visit forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel.


 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.


 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!