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Cy-Fair Girl Scouts travel paths of adventure with destinations trips across globe
HOUSTON, Texas – Two Cy-Fair area Girl Scouts participated in Girl Scouts of the USA's destinations program over the summer, traveling to New Zealand and Germany. 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 girls, 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 destinations, 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 destinations, Girl Scouts are responsible for raising the funds to go on the trip through selling cookies, money earned at a job or personal savings.
Tori S., a senior at Cy-Ridge High School, traveled to New Zealand for the destinations New Zealand: Twenty Thirteen. While on her trip, Tori saw the Skytower, Harbor Bridge, Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, Mission Bay and more.
"My favorite part was being able to ski on Mt. Ruapehu and enjoy the beautiful New Zealand scenery," said Tori.
Abigail R., a senior at Cy-Woods High School, traveled to Germany for the destination Castles in the Sky. She enjoyed visiting cathedrals, museums, Olympic parks, medieval shopping squares and even the castle that inspired Cinderella's castle. Abigail also spent a day in the Black Forest, took a cable car to the highest peak in the Northern Alps and visited the city of Salzburg, Austria, made famous by The Sound of Music.
"My favorite part was visiting Neuschwanstein – the entire area was beautiful and steeped in history," said Abigail. "The most challenging part was overcoming the language barrier."
For more information on destinations, visit girlscouts.org/destinations.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 72,000 girls and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340, or visit www.gssjc.org.
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