During the summer of 2015, 15 girls from San Jacinto Council traveled the world on a Destinations trip.
Destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 11 and older that take them to places all over the world and give girls the chance to meet other Girl Scouts from different states, develop leadership skills, gain confidence and enjoy valuable learning opportunities.
To go on a Destinations trip, girls must submit an application, two personal references and an essay explaining why they want to participate in the event and what skills or talents they 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.
Megan C. traveled to Panama where she spend the majority of time exploring the beautiful archipelago of Bocas del Toro in northern Panama. From an island basecamp, she had the opportunity to become scuba certified in the tropical waters, wakeboard and snorkel among colorful reefs.
“My favorite part of the trip was the night dive,” said Megan. “We stood on the ocean floor and turned off all our lights, then watched the bioluminescent animals light up when we...