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Council Trips

From our own backyard to across the ocean, some of the most memorable moments in a Girl Scout’s life can happen while they are taking trips! Travelling can offer a wealth of opportunities for girls to develop skills in leadership and confidence.

There are four different types of council travel opportunities, which you can find below. It is recommended girls do them in order, as a progression of travel experiences helps build travel skills.

Overnight Trips - A trip of one—or possibly two—nights away. These short trips are just long enough to get girls excited about travel, but not long enough to generate homesickness.

Regional Trips - (Juniors and older). Three- or four-nights within the girls’ home region taking girls up to a few hours away from home.

National Trips - (Cadettes and older at time of travel). Travel anywhere in the country and can last up to a week or more.

International Trips - (Cadettes and older at time of travel). Travel around the world can require one to three years of preparation. International trips are available to Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, but only to those who have successfully participated in a progression of overnight and extended trips within Girl Scouting.

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Have Questions?  Review our Travel FAQ sheet or send us a quick email.

Upcoming Council Travel Opportunities

Travel Progression: Overnight Trips

May 2023 Camp Canadensis

Join us for a weekend at Camp Canadensis in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. This camporee will begin on Friday evening (have dinner prior) and will run through Sunday morning 11:00am.

Included in the fee are 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, as well as activities throughout the day and enjoying a fire pit at night. Decorate your cabin (theme TBD), have a swap to share with other troops, and get creative in a s'mores contest. Girls 4th and older may participate in a waterfall hike.

Please register online with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00 with final payment due on or before April 1st.

There will be a mandatory meeting (1 representative per troop or group) to be held Thursday April 20th.

May 19 - 21, 2023 (Friday night at 6 pm until Sunday morning at 11:00am)

Fee - $95.00

*chaperone is required for this trip

REGISTER

Travel Progression: Regional Trips

June 2024 Sweet Treats and Amish Eats, Lancaster Pennsylvania

Have a sweet time in Pennsylvania!  Become a chocolatier at Hershey’s Chocolate world by learning a little about the sweet treat before trying your hand at creating your own chocolate bar. Finish the day experiencing the thrills of Hershey Park. On day two, head over to the Turkey Hill Factory where you will create your own ice cream concoction and try it out in the tasting lab before heading over to end the day at an Amish experience. Visit the farmlands and an Old Order Amish homestead and one room school-house as you discover how the Amish live and work alongside today’s world. Enjoy a hearty Amish dinner before heading back to our last night in the local Lancaster hotel.

Program cost includes: 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners and lodging at a local Lancaster Hotel, four girls or two adults to a room.

June 27-30, 2024

Girl Scouts: $595*

Adult Members: $695*

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2024
Final Payment Deadline: March 31, 2024

PRICE SUBJECT TO CHANGE Due to attraction/transportation price increases.

All registrations include a non-refundable $100 deposit.

Registrations are 100% non-refundable after January 31, 2024.

**Please note, when a trip is cancelled, travel scholarships are returned to the council Travel Scholarship Fund**"

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Travel Progression: National Trips

June 2023 Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy a weekend of fun in Savannah Georgia!

A city rich in Girl Scout history, this trip will give girls and their troops the opportunity to visit landmarks including Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace, Girl Scouts First Headquarters a historic tour of downtown Savannah and an afternoon river cruise.

June 28-July 2, 2023

Girl Scouts: $850*

Adult Members: $950*

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2023
Final Payment Deadline: March 31, 2023

(Prices and details are subject to change)

"All registrations include a non-refundable $150 deposit.

Registrations are 100% non-refundable after January 31, 2022.

**Please note, when a trip is cancelled, travel scholarships are returned to the council Travel Scholarship Fund**"

REGISTER

Travel Progression: International Trips

July 2023 London, Paris, Florence, and Rome

Share four incredible European cities with your Girl Scouts on this unforgettable tour.

Big Ben strikes the hour in London, where you can discover the royal legacy of this historic city. Make a special visit to Pax Lodge in Hampstead where you will participate in unique Girl Scout programming. With the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop, pose with your troop in the fashion capital of Paris. Next up, experience some of the world’s finest art in the Italian jewels of Florence and Rome.

July 12, 2023 - July 21, 2023  (Actual trip dates may vary up to 4 days before or after. Final travel dates will be available 2-3 months before the trip)

Girl Scouts: $4,660

Adults: $5,110

August 2023 Peru

Embrace the spirit of Peru as we explore the third largest country in South America.

In Peru you’ll jump into the history of a civilization with ancient origins to make a special visit to mysterious Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Along your journey you’ll discover the mountain-nestled city of Cusco and spend two days in the Sacred Valley to work in a local community on projects that support economic sustainability, local agriculture, and access to education. Your adventure will be capped by two incredible days at an Amazon Lodge, where you’ll explore the flora and fauna of the jungle both by foot and by boat.

August 3 - August 13, 2023 (Actual trip dates may vary up to 4 days before or after. Final travel dates will be available 2-3 months before the trip)

Girl Scouts: $4,765

Adults: $5,315

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Travel Scholarships

Eligible trips for the 2023 Travel Scholarships, regardless of the cost of the trip, include: 

  • Camp Canadensis 2023
  • Savannah, Georgia 2023
  • London, Paris, Florence, and Rome 2023
  • Peru 2023
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania Sweet Treats and Amish Eats 2024
  • GSUSA Destinations, international and domestic
  • Phenom by Girl Scouts National Convention at Disneyworld, July 2023  - For this opportunity, girls will register and travel on their own and the girls' expenses can then be reimbursed with the earned Travel Scholarship funds.

To assist girls who wish to travel on Council Trips or GSUSA Destinations, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore offers girls the opportunity to apply for Travel Scholarships.  Girls must be registered for a trip in order to apply for a scholarship. Girls who apply who are not registered for a trip will not be considered.

Girls are eligible to receive Scholarships for council-sponsored trips and GSUSA trips. Approved scholarships range in value between $75 - $1,000 per year. To qualify, girls must sell a combined minimum of $500 worth of product in the Fall Sale Program plus 550 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.

How will the girl be selected to receive a portion of this scholarship?

The girl will complete her application along with a parent/guardian. Both girl and parent/guardian must sign, date and submit their travel scholarship application through the form below.

Travel Scholarship applications will be accepted May 1, 2023 to May 15, 2023. Girls traveling on trips in 2023 or beyond can apply for scholarships each year as long as they are registered for the trip!

Remember, the more you sell, the MORE you EARN and the bigger your potential reward!

Criteria:

  • Sell a minimum of $500 worth of product in Fall Sale 
  • Sell at least 550 boxes of cookies
  • Be registered for a council-sponsored trip (or GSUSA destination)
  • Be a registered member and be active in Girl Scouts

Please Note:

  • Earned Travel Scholarships can only be used for Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Council Trips that are stated above, or for GSUSA Destinations.
    • If for any reason a girl who has earned a Travel Scholarship cannot go on the trip that the funds have been applied to, whether the trip is cancelled by the host organization or the girl can no longer attend, the Travel Scholarship funds can either be rolled over to a new trip that qualifies for which the girl is registered, or it will be surrendered and funds will return to the Travel Scholarship Fund.
  • All balances must be paid in full by the timeline specified in each individual trip.
    • Future trips that are required to be paid in full before the Travel Scholarship application opens will have funds applied directly to the host organization and they will process a reimbursement of any earnest money.
    • Current year Travel Scholarship funds CANNOT be applied to a trip that has occurred before the application deadline. This year it is May 15, 2023.
  • Travel Scholarships cannot be more than the cost of the trip.