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Girl Scouts Destinations 101 Training
Transcript of Girl Scouts Destinations 101 Training
Destinations Support & Resources
The GS Global Travel Toolkit
Timeline & Money Earning
Variety = Spice!
Length of trip
Time of Year
Number of participants
Age of Participants
"Destinations" are travel adventures
What are Destinations & Getaways?
Are you ready???
You don't just jump on a plane...
progress through travel
travel across town
across the state
across the country - Getaways are a good starter
across the world
Where would you go?
The Application Process
The Girl Scouts Destinations Application Form for National & International Events
• Event Choice and Sponsor
• Applicant Information
• References Information
• Short-Answer Questions
• Skills Inventory
• Signatures (yours, your parent’s/guardian’s, and a council staff member’s)
• Reference Form
Two, unrelated references
Teachers, Employers, Troop Leaders, Coaches
Know you & can write good things about you
Make it easy for your references
Explain Destinations to them
Give them a list of your accomplishments
Collect the letter from them personally when possible.
If needed, give them an addressed, stamped envelope.
Ask three references just in case
Send them a Thank you note!
Early Applications are Due to council by November 21st, 2014
But there are options to apply later!
Early applications due to GSMW by November 21st, 2014.
Early applicants will know by mid-January if they have been accepted by a Destinations event sponsor.
Late applications will be due by early February.
Late applicants' deposits will be due by mid-March
Money earning starts will the fall sale and should continue until your goal is met.
Early applicants' deposits are due by early February
The most up-to-date timeline is on www.gsmw.org
You’ll not only be working towards your trip, but you’ll be building skills like
budgeting, goal setting, marketing, and working with customers. You’ll also learn good business practices you’ll own forever!
Troop trip requests are due to council at least two weeks before your trip. Along with the request form, you’ll want to submit:
Roster with the names of all participants, girls & adults, & their phone numbers;
Itinerary listing all the times, places, activities - please include the exact time & place of departure & return;
Additional insurance form (if required).
When you think you and your girls have enough travel experience points, try:
an organized tour like an EF tour for Girl Scouts,
a trip to a World Center (Mexico City, the Swiss Alps, London, and Pume, India),
a Jamboree, or
plan your own troop troop trip abroad.
Help your girls progress through travel.
Submit a Troop Trip Request & Forms if:
non-local overnight trip
trip lasts more than three nights
High-risk activity (refer to Safety Activity Checkpoints)
you’ll be exploring a sensitive topic on a trip, or
you’re going to a special site and participating in an activity that requires specialized equipment and instruction.
Do you think you're ready for a Girl Scouts Destination?
Let's take a look at how to apply!
On your trip:
Be a Savvy Traveler
Journal Your Heart Out and
Be a "Global Advocate"
The Journey and the Destination
Your Global Travel Toolkit will guide you through these four processes so you have a fulfilling and fun trip that you will never forget!
Please go to www.gsmw.org/destinations for:
The Girls Guide to Global Travel
Explore it! The Girls Guide to Destinations
San Juan Islands
Santa Cruz Island