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Travel Pathway - Girl Scouts is developing a new approach called pathways to ensure that girls and adults have flexible ways to participate in Girl Scouting. The Travel Pathway will offer leadership opportunities and cross-cultural understanding through council-sponsored and nationally sponsored trips along with troop travel. Girls progress along the Travel Pathway by participating in smaller, local trips to prepare for longer national or international ones .Girl Scouts go places! Girls in grades 6 to 12 can take their Girl Scout experience to a whole new level as they become their own travel agent through a Travel Pathway. Girl Scouts sponsors regional, national, and international trips. Take an individual journey to a destination of your choice, travel as a troop or group, or join other Girl Scouts to explore the world!


The Travel Pathway will:

  • Be available to any girl regardless of previous Girl Scouting involvement or economic resources
  • Incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience processes: girl-led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning
  • Follow the three leadership keys: Discover, Connect, and Take Action
  • Present girls with opportunities to prepare, plan, money-earn, and engage in travel opportunities and Take Action projects
  • Engage and support existing and new volunteers

 

 

Examples:

  • After three months of planning and money-earning activities, Girl Scout Cadettes head to Chicago for a three-day group getaway. The girls stay at Hostelling International’s downtown hostel, earn a Girl Scout patch, take a tour, and see a show.
  • Seniors discuss and select a service-learning project focusing on the protection of the Costa Rican rainforest. After two years of preparation, research, money-earning activities, and a progression of smaller trips, they spend three weeks working on a service project in Costa Rica. When they return, the girls coordinate a service project to raise awareness about deforestation in Central America.
  • Seniors from across the country apply to the Girls Empowered to Make Movies destination in Southern California where they work directly with professional filmmakers to hone skills in writing, directing, editing, acting, cinematography, and production. Every girl gets the chance to fulfill basic crew positions as well as write, direct, and edit a short film of up to five minutes. They work with their council, volunteer advisor, and other girls to earn money and prepare for the destination.