When you think about your favorite childhood memories, do you find yourself remembering vacations and trips to places near or far? Can you recall a time when your horizons were widened after experiencing a different culture?
Girls who dream of seeing different parts of the country or experiencing other cultures throughout the world can make their dreams come true sooner rather than later. There are so many ways for Girl Scouts to travel and they are within reach of your Girl Scout!
For instance, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is going to Washington, DC this summer—and for less money than you might think. Some middle schools take trips to Washington, DC during Spring Break and the cost can run more than $1,300. But we’re offering an option for this trip that costs less than $1,000 per girl! This five day, four night trip offers the opportunity for girls to experience our nation’s capital with friends and visit national monuments, world-renowned museums, and the National Zoo. Check out the details, but hurry—the registration deadline is January 4, 2013!
Other trips within reach for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland include trips to Chicago and Salt Lake City. And if a girl has the travel bug bad, she can start making plans now to join us on our Europe Trip: London to Lucern in 2015! Trips like this can give a girl a whole new perspective of the world and her future in it. Books and movies can tell you a lot about what’s out there, but nothing compares to seeing the sights, hearing the sounds, and smelling the aroma of another city or country.
Many people don’t get an opportunity to travel at a young age, but that doesn’t have to be the case for your Girl Scout. In addition to traveling with Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, she can travel with Girl Scout destinations to places all over the globe. Girl Scout destinations slated for 2013 include Andes Trekking: Peru, Iceland Exploration, New Year’s in London: 2013, Wilderness Adventure Photography, and The Great Panda Adventure—and that’s just to name a few!
Opportunities are out there for traveling—don’t let your Girl Scout miss out! Encourage her to choose an adventure, make a plan, and support her along the way. Girls who sell Girl Scout cookies can earn cookie credit which is a great way for even younger girls to participate in paying her way for trips. If you ever have questions about GSMH travel opportunities, contact Leadership and Learning Specialist–GSLE Stefanie McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org.