Whether you travel around the world or around the block, some of the most memorable moments in a Girl Scout’s life happen while taking trips! Traveling offers vast opportunities for girls to develop leadership skills. Girl Scouts is a great place to learn how to plan and take trips! Traveling is built upon a progression of activities and girl-led processes. Click here to check out the Girl Scout travel progression plan.
GSNCA is excited to announce travel opportunities for troops and individual girls. Register online and take advantage of the payment programs. Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors may register individually- without a parent/ troop. Daisies, Brownies and Juniors must provide their own supervision. Parents are invited to participate in all GSNCA travel opportunities. Watch this space for upcoming travel opportunities.
Majestic Caverns Overnight for Troops - May 17-18 (Click here for more information.)
London to Lucerne - Summer 2024 (Click here for more information.)
Dauphin Island Sea Leab - October 11-14 (Click here for more information.)
Galapagos - Summer 2025 (Click here for more information.)
Is your troop planning a trip or an activity away from your regular meeting place? We LOVE when our troops travel around the state, southeast, or further! Use the information below to be sure you are in the know about the most current information available.
Use of Airbnb and other private rentals is permitted with additional steps required for safety. Confirm the following ahead of time:
Uber, Lyft, Curb, and similar ridesharing companies are permitted to transport girls using the following guidelines:
Troop and activity leaders should thoroughly review the current version of Volunteer Essentials, which includes additional information regarding trip, travel, safety and activity approval. Girl Scout Juniors and above should be actively encouraged to read and be familiar with all travel and activity information so that they can be engaged partners in determining where, when and how they travel or participate in activities.
Special note for Daisy and new troop leaders: The council strongly advises leaders of Daisies and other new troops to follow a progression beginning with short local trips and advancing to longer trips. This will allow the adults to monitor how the girls and adults interact and the readiness of the girls to travel without an accompanying parent.
Before taking any trip or travel:
A Troop Group Activity application is required when:
Additionally, the leader(s) and other approved adults must be aware of any special activity requirements as listed in this document, other Safety Activity Checkpoints, Volunteer Essentials and Guide to Camping.
It is important for Council to know where you and your Girl Scouts are, and what you are doing, but this is for YOUR protection! Without Council approval of your trip, GSUSA insurance will NOT cover you in the event of an accident.
Remember to keep your trips ‘girl-led.’ Start with simple, close-to-home trips, then as girls succeed with planning those, move on to longer or more complex trips. If girls are not able to choose the what/when/where/who and how of a trip, it may not be age-appropriate! As you help, girls choose and plan their trips, be sure they use these Travel Guidelines.