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Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.

You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.

Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories. Find your trip today!

Where can you go?  Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!

How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!

Online Troop Trip Application

A Trip Application is to be submitted for any trip that is 200 miles round trip from the meeting site; or for camping on a non-council owned site; or for high adventure experiences that the troop has planned (e.g. horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, high ropes courses, whitewater rafting etc.)

A Trip Application is necessary to ensure that the activity is consistent with GSBDC’s Policies, Standards and Guidelines and with Girl Scout Program Standards described in Volunteer Essentials. Girl Scout insurance is in effect only for activities that meet these requirements. This form should be filled out at least four weeks prior to the trip or event. For international trips, the form must be completed 18 months to 2 years in advance.

Trip Applications for Extended Trips (3 sleepover nights or more) should be submitted 6 weeks in advance to allow for the purchase of additional insurance through Council. For Extended Trips, submit the Trip Application form.


  1.  Access the online form here.
  2. Review Safety Activity Checkpoints, Volunteer Essentials and the Adult Coverage Chart for Girl Scout Trips & Events before completing this form.
  3. Fill out those parts applicable to the activity your troop has planned. Required fields are marked with a star. 
  4. When you click the "Submit" button, the form will be sent to Council.
  5. Remember to save a copy of your Trip Application for your records!
  6. You will receive a follow-up response from the Program Manager serving your area.


Girl Scout Level Two (2) Adults for the first... One (1) Adult for any addition...
Girl Scout Daisy (K-1) 6 4 or fewer
Girl Scout Brownie (2-3) 12 6 or fewer
Girl Scout Junior (4-5) 16 8 or fewer
Girl Scout Cadette (6-8) 20 10 or fewer
Girl Scout Senior (9-10) 24 12 or fewer
Girl Scout Ambassador (11-12) 24 12 or fewer

Travel Opportunities with GSBDC

Each year, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council offers one large trip in the summer and three fall/winter experiences.  From dolphin-spotting on your own private sail boat in the Chesapeake to spelunking in the largest caving system in the world, we do it all!  Check out our upcoming trips.

Planning your own troop trip?  Browse through our Travel toolkit for inspiration and helpful hints.  Don’t forget, if you’re traveling more than 200 miles round trip or you are going camping on a property not owned by GSBDC to fill out our tripping form.  And, as always, check our Safety Activity Checkpoints before any activity with the girls.


Maybe you are interested in an even larger experience than what we offer.  GSUSA’s destinations and getaways might be the perfect option for you! 

Girl Scout Travel Appendix

Girl Scout Travel Log

Girl Scout Guide to Global Travel

Adult Guide to girl scout global travel

The Birthplace

Girl Scout troops and groups travel from across the United States year-round to visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace—a Girl Scout national center in Savannah, Ga. and the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Built in 1821, the house has been elegantly restored to reflect the 1880s and is located in the heart of the Savannah Historic District. "The Birthplace," as it is commonly called by Girl Scouts nationwide, was the city's first National Historic Landmark. Girls who visit can take part in programs and learn more about the remarkable founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Educational programs and hands-on activities bridge the gap between the past and the present and introduce visitors to the early years of Girl Scouting.

World Centers

England, Switzerland, India, and Mexico are home to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) four world centers where girls from around the globe can learn more about each other, the Girl Guide/Girl Scout Movement, and the countries they are visiting. The centers sometimes offer special programs, and the facilities provide inexpensive lodging for members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Pen Pals

Want to learn about people from other places without leaving home?  Sign up for our Troop Pen Pal Network.