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Mona Tolbert
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Girl Scout travels path of adventure with destinations trip to Sequoia National Park

HOUSTON (August 2010) – Girl Scout Cadette Leilani H. traveled to Minnesota July 13-24 on the “North Country Rock-N-Wilderness” destinations trip. destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 11-17 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.

“I applied for this destination because I like the wilderness,” says Leilani, who will begin eighth grade at Atascocita Middle School this fall. “I like the adventure of trying something I’ve never done before.”

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.

Leilani began her adventure by heading to the stunning North Shore of Lake Superior. She and her fellow Girl Scouts pushed their limits on a high element Challenge course and rock climbing wall. She then traveled to Ely, Minn. where Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines have their canoe base. Girls spent one day training before paddling north to Canada where they spent one week building leadership and outdoor skills while camping at Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park. Upon returning to Minneapolis, the girls visited Mall of America before heading home.

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 girl members 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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