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Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.

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. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.

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!

How to Send Your Girls on Destinations Webinar
Click the link in the title to view the October 2020 webinar covering general information about GSUSA Destinations, types and locations, how to apply and financial assistance available through Girl Scouts - Diamonds. PLEASE NOTE: The dates in this webinar have been updated.  Please see the correct dates below.

Where can you go?  Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!

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

Destinations 2020-2021 Timeline

Due to COVID concerns, there will be no Destinations offered in 2021.  All Destinations listed are for 2022 and beyond.

December 1, 2020

Select 2022 Destinations Posted

February 15, 2021

Round 1 Applications due 

March 4, 2021

Notices Sent

March 11, 2021

Round 1 Financial Assistance Application deadline

March 18, 2021

Deposits Due

May 1, 2021

All 2022 Destinations Released

June 15, 2021

Round 2 Applications due

July 1, 2021

Notices Sent

July 15, 2021

Round 2 Financial Assistance Application deadline

August 1, 2021

Deposits Due

June 16 - Fall

Rolling Admissions begins for remaining spaces

Please note: Diamonds financial assistance will not be available until late March 2021. Financial assistance is paid directly to the destination sponsor organization or council.

Travel as a Troop

Troop travel is planned and implemented by girls and adults in troops. The majority of the participants belong to the same troop, or they can coordinate with other troops to travel together. Travel should be age appropriate and should be progressive based on the travel experience and readiness of the girls in the troop. Troop camping and troop sponsored events at Girl Scouts – Diamonds Camps and Properties are also available.

Troop Travel Application and Checklist
Troop Travel FAQ
Girl Scout Travel Progression
U.S. Travel Guide
Global Travel Toolkit
WAGGGS World Centres International Adventure Activity Pack

For more information related to Girl Scout Destinations or planning a troop trip, contact