Twenty Girl Scouts participated in Girl Scouts of the USA’s Destinations program over the summer, traveling to states across the US as well as to countries around the world. Destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 13-18 that take place all over the world and give girls the chance to meet remarkable people, develop leadership skills, gain confidence and enjoy valuable learning opportunities.
To go on a Destinations trip, a girl must submit an application, two personal references and an essay explaining why she wants to participate in the event and what skills or talents she can contribute to the group. Girl Scouts can apply for up to four trips per year. A limited number of girls are chosen for each Destination, and no more than two girls from one Girl Scout council are chosen to encourage attendees to make new friends. After being chosen for a Destination, Girl Scouts are responsible for raising the funds to go on the trip through selling cookies, money earned at a job or personal savings.
Michelle B. traveled to Scotland for the trip Walking the West Highland Way. She applied for the trip because she traveled to Ireland on her first Girl Scout Destination trip and loved the country and wanted to return to that part of the world. Michelle enjoyed spending every night in a different village of Scotland and experiencing Scottish culture.
Amy B. traveled to San Juan for the trip Caribbean Multi-Sport. She had the opportunity to explor...