Destinations

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older! (For troop opportunities, check out Getaways or International Events). With different trips every year, there’s something amazing for everyone. Pack your bags full of life-changing experiences and make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states. (Not a Girl Scout? Just join!)

STEPS TO GET STARTED:

1. Review all the Destinations. (Use green buttons as filters!) 

2. Contact the Destination host with specific questions about trips, or contact your local council for general questions about Destinations.

3. Apply!  You may choose to apply to up to four Destinations. Apply now for either 2019 or 2020. The Round 1 deadline is December 1st. (See full timeline on the Destinations Application Worksheet, which you can download from any Destination trip page.) 

Destinations

Ethiopia: An African Mountain Adventure

Location Ethiopia

Date June 11 - 21, 2019

Experience the wild and historical places of Ethiopia from hiking with baboons in the Sieman Mountains to visiting the 13th century underground churches of Lalibela, considered to be one of the Eight Wonders of the World.

Archaeology & Culture: Uncovering the Mysteries of Colorado’s Pueblo Communities

Location Cortez, Colorado

Date June 30 - July 6, 2019

Dig into archaeology to help uncover the answers to questions surrounding the historical population of Southwest Colorado.

Orlando Adventure Quest

Location Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center, Chuluota, Florida

Date August 4 - 11, 2019

Come and explore what Central Florida has to offer!

Grand Tour of Italy

Location Italy

Date July 21 - August 3, 2020

Roam in Rome, float in Venice, and wander the cobbled streets of Florence - join us on our Italian adventure!

CampHERO

Location Madison, WI

Date July 21 - 26, 2019

Be a HERO for a day…for a week…for a lifetime!

Japan – Land of the Rising Sun

Location Japan

Date July 6 - 16, 2020

Explore the treasures of Japan past and present, from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto.

Maine Wilderness Adventure Challenge

Location Millinocket, Maine

Date July 15 - 26, 2019

Adventure awaits you, as you experience the Maine wilderness through camping, rafting and mountain climbing challenges!

Athens and the Islands

Location Greece

Date July 23 - August 1, 2020

Experience the culture and history of Greece by visiting ancient sites, trying your hand at cooking authentic Greek cuisine, and boarding a ship for a 5-day cruise to explore Greek islands.

STEM: Energy Solutions in Germany

Location Germany

Date July 19 - 30, 2020

Explore various STEM concepts in Germany while enjoying the majestic beauty of the country, and visit Our Chalet in Switzerland.

Lake Erie Island Exploration

Location Gibraltar Island, Put-In-Bay, Ohio

Date July 28 - August 4, 2019

Explore freshwater ecosystems and experience the majestic beauty of the Great Lakes first hand alongside educators and researchers at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island, the oldest fresh water field station in the United States.

Curtain Call in London

Location London, England

Date July 25 - August 6, 2020

And...action! All the world's a stage!

Astronomy Adventure

Location Pine Mountain Observatory, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

Date July 28 - August 5, 2019

Join astronomers for solar observing by day, deep sky observing by night, and camp in the beautiful Deschutes National Forest of Central Oregon.

Hot Springs, Llamas, and Ruins: Adventures in the Land of the Inca

Location Cusco, Peru

Date July 10 - 19, 2019

Be amazed by the natural and cultural beauty of this region as you participate in cross-cultural exchange, trek over high mountain passes, and visit the famous ruins of Machu Picchu.

Wildlife, Geysers & Mountains: A National Park Adventure

Location Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Date July 21, 2019 - July 27, 2019

Hike, canoe, and camp in the undisturbed landscapes of Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks!

Camp Fury

Location Tucson, Arizona

Date June 4, 2019 – June 8, 2019

Camp Fury is a high adventure immersion experience in the life of elite women of the fire and police services.

Escape to Iceland

Location Iceland

Date June 11 - 18, 2019

Explore the surreal and awe-inspiring country of Iceland through a variety of daily adventures - all revolving around amazing geological features.

Biking Denmark and Sweden: Cycle the coast and castles of Scandinavia

Location Denmark

Date July 17 - 24, 2019

Cycle along Denmark and Sweden's picturesque coastlines and colorful villages on a Scandinavian bike tour.

Catching Waves in Costa Rica

Location Costa Rica

Date June 29 - July 13, 2019

Perfect your surfing skills in the tropical waters of Costa Rica! Learn everything from how to read waves, steer clear of rips, and carve like a pro, while interacting with locals on community service projects. Earn 6 – 8 hours of community service.

Costa Rica & Panama Service Challenge

Location Costa Rica

Date June - August, 2019 (4 sessions)

Experience new cultures and adventure activities as you dedicate your time to indigenous community projects in Costa Rica and volunteering to protect endangered sea turtle populations in Panama. Earn 35-45 hours of community service.

Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure

Location Bocas del Toro, Panama

Date June-August 2019 (4 sessions)

Scuba dive through the tropical waters of Panama and help protect the leatherback sea turtle population! Earn 18-24 hours of community service.

Greece – Sea Kayaking Kefalonia and the Ionian Islands

Location Greece

Date June 23 - July 2, 2019

A taste of the Mediterranean: kayaking the Greek isles!

Space Academy

Location Huntsville, Alabama

Date June 16 - 21, 2019

Do you have the desire to journey to the moon or command a space shuttle?

Advanced Space Academy

Location Huntsville, Alabama

Date June 16 - 21, 2019

Explore the opportunities as you jump start your career in engineering, science, or technology.

Rainforest, River, & Reef

Location Costa Rica

Date July 27 - August 10, 2020

Explore the tropical landscapes and rich culture of Costa Rica with a deep-jungle trek and family homestays!

Hollywood Dreamin’

Location Hollywood, California

Date June 30 - July 6, 2019

Write, Direct, Produce, Edit, and Screen your very own Hollywood Film.

The Great Panda Adventure – China

Location Ya'an China

Date July 2 - July 11, 2019

Working for the future of China’s giant pandas.

Wilderness Adventure Photography

Location Yosemite, California

Date June 23 - 29, 2019

Learn the art of photography while exploring some of the most beautiful spots throughout California.

Horseback Riding Mongolia: An adventure through the land of Genghis Khan

Location Mongolia

Date July 3 - 12, 2019

Ride through Mongolia’s famed Steppe on a multi-day horseback riding trip in the land of Genghis Khan and experience ancient nomadic culture by sleeping in yurts and taking on archery, ending the trip in Ulaanbaatar with the famous Ancient Summer Games.

Channel Islands Adventure Expedition

Location Ventura, Santa Cruz Island

Date July 7 - 15, 2019

A week in the Galapagos of North America

Ashland, Oregon: Art of Theatre

Location Ashland, Oregon

Date June 23 - 29, 2019

Experience a variety of theatrical opportunities while participating in the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.

Germany – Castles in the Sky

Location Munich, Germany

Date July 15 - 24, 2019

Experience the Bavarian charm of Southern Germany and Austria.

Celtic Adventure: Scotland & Ireland

Location Scotland

Date July 23, 2019 - August 3, 2019

This Gaelic adventure takes you from Edinburgh Castle and Loch Katrine on to Dublin, where you'll explore the Book of Kells and Grafton Street.

North Country Rock-N-Wilderness

Location Ely, Minnesota

Date July - August 2019 & 2020 (4 sessions)

To the wilderness and back again! Challenge yourself on this canoeing expedition in the northwoods of Minnesota and Canada!

Native New Mexican Adventure

Location Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date June 1-10, 2019

Experience the rich history and culture of New Mexico's ancient pueblos, centuries-old cities, and world-famous art.

Caribbean Land and Sea Adventure

Location Puerto Rico

Date July 28 - August 3, 2019

An Outdoor Adventure in the Caribbean!

San Juan Islands Kayaking

Location San Juan Islands, Washington

Date July 14 - 20, 2019

Come kayak, camp, and explore the wildlife and plants around the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state.

Majestic Alps: France, Switzerland and Italy

Location Chamonix, France

Date July 26 - August 3, 2019

Trek through three different European countries!

Happy Trails

Location Armuchee, GA

Date July 28 - August 4, 2019

Explore the Chattahoochee National Forest on horseback. Ride two times daily - English or Western - and go on an overnight camp out trail ride!

Equitation Challenge

Location Armuchee, GA

Date July 28 - August 4, 2019

Challenge yourself to soar to new heights in this English-riding/equitation focused Destination!

Sea Turtle Retreat

Location San Jose, Costa Rica

Date December 27, 2018 - January 5, 2019 OR December 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Celebrate the New Year in Costa Rica helping endangered sea turtle populations, learning from local biologists about environmental conservation, and experiencing exciting adventures. Earn 15 - 20 hours of Community Service.

Discover South Africa

Location South Africa

Date July 25 - August 7, 2019

No country has a more compelling combination of history, culture, and wildlife than South Africa.

The Culture of India

Location Pune, India

Date June 23 - July 8, 2019

Learn about the culture of India through time at Sangam, the WAGGGS World Center, and on an exploratory trip to historical and cultural sites in Delhi and Agra, including the Taj Mahal.

Konnichiwa Japan

Location Japan

Date July 26 - August 5, 2019

Discover Japan - a timeless place where food, culture, and ancient traditions are fused with modern life. - FULL

Journey Down Under: Explore New Zealand and Australia

Location New Zealand

Date July 18 - 29, 2019

Experience the wildlife and culture of Australia and New Zealand.