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Girls Getting Ready to go Backpacking


Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. Where can you go? Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more! You can even plan trips with your troop!

How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!

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2023 Journey to Panama

Join Girl Scouts River Valleys for our Council-led trip to Panama in July 2023! There is so much more to explore and learn about this isthmus nation than just the Panama Canal! On this 8 day trip, Girl Scouts will canoe in Chagres National Park, go snorkeling on the Caribbean Coast, and experience Panamanian culture through dance, visiting cultural centers, and interaction with locals on this unforgettable trip. This trip is led by Girl Scouts River Valleys staff in partnership with EF Tours for Girl Scouts. View trip details and enroll today!

2024 Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

If you are a girl or troop who loves adventure, making new friends, and exploring other countries and cultures, our 2024 Japan: Land of the Rising Sun tour is the perfect opportunity for you! We will explore the treasures of Japan from past and present; from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto. A Japan tour isn't complete unless you stroll through sacred shrines, selfie with the Great Buddha in Kamakura, and catch a glimpse of majestic Mount Fuji. 

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Girl Scout Getaways

Getaways are Girl Scouts of the USA sponsored and planned troop trips that last two to four days. You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. Getaway today!

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Girl Scout Destinations

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.

Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories. Find your trip today!

Participant Selection Timeline

August 1, 2022

All 2023-2024 Destinations will be posted on Girl Scouts of the USA’s Destinations website and open for applications.

October 15, 2022

It is recommended that Girl Scouts have their applications complete so that their references can complete their section by the November 1 official priority deadline.

November 1, 2022

Girl Scout deadline to complete her application and references in the online system. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after this date.

December 1, 2022

Destinations hosts will notify Early Round applicants of their status. All notices will be sent out by this date.

December 15, 2022

All Early Round applicants’ deposits are due to the event hosts.

January 31, 2022

Priority deadline to submit scholarship applications to Girl Scouts River Valleys. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until funds are depleted.

February 15, 2022

Scholarship award notifications will be sent out to all priority applicants.