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Be adventurous - travel with Girl Scouts!

Ready to explore the world of travel? Girl Scouts will take you places far and wide, while providing you with unforgettable experiences and life-changing adventures!

Girls gain enormous benefits through traveling. They develop confidence, courage, and character as they plan, earn money, and venture to other parts of the United States or countries. They make lifelong friends— not only with the girls they travel with but also new girls they meet through their travels.

They also gain cultural insight, an appreciation for differences and similarities, and a broadened perspective. As girls grow in Girl Scouts, they discover that travel is one of the most exciting aspects Girl Scouting.



Short Troop/Group Trips (any trip four or fewer nights and in the state of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, or Oklahoma)

  • Troops/ groups must submit the F-413 Short Troop Group Trip Form  along with the roster of travelers,, proof of Youth Protection Training, and proof of First Aid certification. All trip drivers must complete a motor vehicle record check annually.
  • Submitting all required forms and certifications will expedite the approval of your trip. Please allow two weeks for the travel manager to approve your trip, once all required forms are submitted.

Extended Troop/ Group Trips (any trip of four nights or outside Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, or Oklahoma)

Three forms need to be submitted. Each should be approved before the next one is submitted.


Council Trips

GSSJC Council Trips happen at three different levels: Regional (Texas and any state bordering it), National, and International. Regional trips are available to Juniors and up. National and International trips are available to Cadettes and up (some restrictions may apply). Trips led by GSSJC are a great way for girls to meet other girls in their council! Girls can travel by themselves, with a friend, with a parent, or with their troop. Council Trips give Individually Registered Girls the opportunity to travel with fellow Girl Scouts too! Adult trip leaders will be there to help along the way, but the journey is all yours—from the sights you'll see to the food you'll eat!

Interesting in traveling with us? Take a look at the upcoming trips below and click the link to register!


Explore the city that never sleeps in this fun, action packed trip to NYC! The council trip to New York is a travel opportunity for Girl Scouts currently registered as Cadettes and above. Girls must be in seventh grade to individually register. Get more information and register today.

Join us for a fun trip that's a little rugged, a little urban, and a lot Texan! This council trip to Austin is a travel opportunity for Girl Scouts currently registered as Juniors and above. Get more information and register today.


Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts! Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states. There’s a unique, life-changing experience for every girl.

A Destination is your chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from anywhere you can imagine!  A Destination is any experience, regardless of distance or length of time. It  provides girls ages 11-18 with an opportunity to expand her personal experience beyond her everyday scope. 

For more information visit 

Council Trip to Germany and Switzerland 2024

From Munich and Montreux to Lucerne and Zurich, spend time at a W.A.G.G.S World Centre, Our Chalet, and take part in a pinning ceremony. Learn the art of fondue and Swiss chocolate making, scale snow-capped mountains, take a summer toboggan ride, enjoy Bavarian music and dance, take scenic train rides, visit charming villages and medieval castles, and see baroque architecture. There will also be high adventure, breathtaking views, and a rich history to explore!

The Council Trip to Germany and Switzerland is a weeklong travel opportunity for registered Girl Scout Seniors and older at the time of the trip. This trip is organized by World Strides tour company. Registration closes March 1!

Learn more about how to register.


Length of travel

Events typically range in length from three to 10 days. There’s something for everyone. You may choose to write and direct your own film, climb mountains, dive undersea, or protect fragile ecosystems. Some Destinations sites include, Hollywood, Alaska, San Diego, Nevada, Yosemite National Park, Peru, Ireland, and more!


Orientation is not required, but helpful! Past participants share their stories and trip experiences and volunteers give application tips, tricks and answer your questions.


Girls traveling on a Destination are eligible to receive a scholarship from GSSJC to assist with the cost. Some scholarships are also available for troops planning international trips or trips to Savannah, Georgia. To qualify as a recipient, you must participate in the last two most recent Girl Scout Fall Product and Cookie programs. You must also agree to remain active in Girl Scouting for the next registration year and share your Destinations experience at council when requested.



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