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Travel Resources

Helpful Publications

Let's Go! A Resource Guide to Trip and Travel Planning is your guide to our council's requirements for safe, fun, enriching travel experiences. Handy checklists and resources are included.

Volunteer Essentials outlines general guidelines with specific requirements for travel in the Travel Appendix.

GSUSA's Global Travel Toolkits for girls and adults offer timelines and thought-provoking questions to help troops move along the travel pathway.

Training Opportunities

Troop Tripping Workshop is offered approximately four times per year by Girl Scouts San Diego. This course is required for advanced domestic or international trips. Learn the progressive steps to planning and executing travel with your troop, from local field trips to international adventures. Money earning, paperwork requirements, safety and group management, and girl planning are key topics.

Hostelling International USA (HI), a Girl Scout partner for many years, offers programs that deliver insight into travel, cultural awareness, and environmental stewardship. Popular workshops include Girl Scout Travel 101 (formerly World Travel 101), Cultural Kitchen, and Travel Bug. Contact Hostelling International San Diego for information and availability.

Places and Programs

The WAGGGS World Centres are residential and training centers where girls and young women develop leadership skills through international programs and friendship. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world, representing ten million girls and young women from 150 countries.

Getaways are short travel programs available throughout the U.S. and designed specifically for Girl Scout troops. These unique program opportunities allow troops or groups to travel with their own chaperones, but take advantage of local experts. 

Destinations are unique opportunities for individual girls to connect with other Girl Scouts, explore new adventures, or see the world! There are domestic Destinations here in the US, as well as international events. All are sponsored by GSUSA and are conducted by Girl Scout councils and other trusted providers.

Donate to JLWFF

To honor Girl Scout founder Juliette Low's love of travel, of experiencing different cultures, and of making new friends, Girl Scouts of the USA created the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund (JLWFF) in 1927. Donations to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund are used to support girls' international travel and participation in training and other international events. Donate to Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

Questions? Contact your Activity Consultant or Sandy Sultz, 619-610-0814.