Travel.jpgPack your bags….Girl Scouts
are Going Places!

Traveling with Girl Scouts is your chance to go someplace new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you can imagine. 

What are you waiting for? 
Girls are encouraged to explore their world and learn what they can do to make it better through travel program activities and service projects.  Whether you are a Brownie going on a one-day road trip, a Junior participating in a weekend getaway or a teen heading off to another country, GS TravelGirl Scouts are constantly expanding their horizons.

Traveling with Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Girl Scouting offers many safe and unique travel opportunities for girls of all ages to see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures.  Traveling offer girls, regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement, leadership opportunities through regional, national and international travel.
Girl Scout travel:

  • Offers troop/group, council and GSUSA initiated destinations.
  • Incorporates the Girl Scout Leadership Experience processes:  girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning
  • Presents girls with opportunities to prepare, plan, money-earn and participate in travel opportunities
  • Engages and supports both existing and new volunteers

So, where do you want to go? 

I'm in! What do I do next?
Just complete a Program Registration Form and send it in with the deposit (which goes toward your first trip) to Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, ATTN: Program Registrar, #4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL 62034. Or better yet, register online now through eBiz by clicking on the trip you’re interested in above.

For more information about traveling with GSSI, please email



Traveling with GSUSA: destinations Opportunities

destinations.jpg Pack your bags and travel with Girl Scouts from around the world.
Girl Scout destinations, travel experiences that range from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older, whisk you away to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action.

Visit Girl Scouts of the USA's destinations website to learn more about these great travel experiences that you can take on your own. You can even go to Space Academy! How cool is that?!

Interested in applying for a destination? Click here for the 2017 application. Round 1 applications are due 11/17/16; Round 2 applications are due 2/9/17.


For more information on GSUSA destinations, contact Mary Buchanan at



Troop Travel: Extended Trips and Getaways!

My troop wants to travel together!

Troops can travel too!  For help traveling to another state, Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace in Savannah, or to Girl Scouts Centers across the world, please contact Mary Buchanan at  Troops that travel more than 175 miles one-way from their hometown AND last three or more nights (excluding holidays) are required to complete an Extended Trip Training.  Before leaving on the trip, the troop leader will need to ensure the proper paperwork has been turned in for each girl.  Extended Trip paperwork can be found here.


Exciting news!  GSSI is sponsoring an eclipse destination!

Total Eclipse of the Heartland is a GSUSA destination that is being sponsored by Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois!  This destination will be held August 18-21, 2017 for Cadettes-Ambassadors.  Cost is $175.  Although this is a GSSI sponsored destination, girls must apply in the same manner as all other destination opportunities.  Find out more about Total Eclipse of the Heartland.


But we can’t decide where to go?!

Check out these short-term travel experiences designed specifically for Girl Scout troops!  Travel experiences range from participating in a Girl Scout Jamboree, to checking on Broadway plays in New York City or Chicago, or exploring a State or National Park.  For a complete list of Girl Scout Getaways, click here.

We went, we saw, we conquered!  Now what?

We would love to see pictures and hear stories of the girls adventures!  Please turn in any pictures, quotes, and trip evaluations to Mary Buchanan at


For a more complete listing of our Girl Scout trips, check out our program calendar.  Check the program calendar frequently as trips are constantly being added! Please note deadline dates. 


Not a Girl Scout?  Not a Problem!
Join Girl Scouts today!
E-mail a friend about the Travel Pathway!


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