Are you ready to escape?
Perhaps you can see yourself catching waves in Puerto Rico, heading to the beach in San Diego or exploring outer space (at Space Camp, but you get the idea)!
What is a destination? A destination is: "any experience, regardless of distance or length of time, that provides a girl 11-17 with an opportunity to expand her personal experience beyond her everyday scope" (GSUSA). There are different types of destinations offered by GSUSA:
Girl Scouts stand in front of the Taj Mahal in India during their Summer 2009 destination trip.
The late application deadline for 2013 destinations to be submitted to GSCNC is Friday, February 1, 2013. Please see information below on how and where to submit your application.
destinations Workshop: From the Amazon to New Zealand
Come learn more about what destinations are, how to apply, and hear about other girls' real travel experiences. These workshops are co-offered by GSCNC's destinations Coordinator and Girl Scout Teens who have attended destinations. Check out the program registration website to see upcoming workshops!
GSCNC will look over the applications, along with your two references, to make sure you have all the pieces and then we will send it on to the host Council/Event host. *The destinations Council Representative is Brigid Howe.*
Applications that are faxed or e-mailed will not be accepted, so make sure to give yourself a couple extra days for mailing time!
Please mail application to:
Tips For Your Applications
*Check out the Explore It guide, which is GSUSA's publication on destinations. It's packed with information about trips and tips for filling out applications and writing essays.
Paying for It
Program Grants are a great way to supplement the cost of your destination. Simply fill out a B252 form with all of the required information (costs, money-earning activities you've already done, etc), and the Program Grants Panel will review your request. Grants are not intended to cover the entire cost of your trip, but can definitely give you a boost if any of your money-earning plans fall through. Click here to learn about the program grant process.
For more information about anything above, please contact Brigid Howe at email@example.com.