Girl Scout destinations is a Girl Scout activity for girls 11-17 that goes beyond the troop or group experience, representing those special activities in Girl Scouting that lead to broader perspectives for individual members and enhanced visibility for Girl Scouting. Formerly known as Wider Opportunities, destinations are a special category of events with nationwide participation. All opportunities are listed on GSUSA's destinations web site. These events are sponsored by Girl Scout councils, Girl Scouts of the USA and other collaborators, and are open to all Girl Scouts who meet the qualifications.
Applications are submitted to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and then sent to your first choice trip. Early applications are due in November. Late applications are due in January of each year.
Things to Know
Choose from many types of events. See what life is really like for an M.D. or camp in the green depths of the Costa Rican rainforest.
You can travel around the corner or around the globe.
Check the site often -- getaway destinations are constantly being added.
Don't be intimidated by the price. Many of the events are offered at reduced prices from what the public would be charged. Plus, there may be funding from your local Girl Scout council and Girl Scouts of the USA can help you with ideas for raising money for your trip.
Pick your top four choices. Go on a destination (or two or three!). Travel has never been easier.
Between the Pick and Go
- Download the application form and complete it. You must complete a full application for each event you choose to apply to.
- Print out two copies of the reference form and ask two people who know how awesome you are to fill them out. You can use the same letters of reference for all of your applications. (Some events require more than two letters of reference -- so read the event description carefully.)
- You'll know whether you've been accepted to go on your destination between January 15 and March 14, 2012.
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