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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 a trip designed for individual Girl Scouts from across the nation and globe. Find out more here!

What is a Getaway? A Getaway is a short-term travel opportunity for Girl Scout Troops or Groups. Find out more here!

What is a International Event? World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts programs, and international events for troops and groups hosted by international scouting and guiding organizations.  Find out more here!


Girl Scouts stand in front of the Taj Mahal in India during their Summer 2009 destination trip.


2015 Destination programs and application are available now!  To stay tuned on the latest news, please sign up to receive our Council's teen related email newsletter, teen-Edition.

Application Process

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital will review 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 Ashlee Warren.* The deadline to submit 2015 Destinations applications to Girl Scouts Nation's Capital is Monday, November 17, 2014 by 5pm.

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:
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
Attn: Destinations
4301 Connecticut Ave, NW   Ste M-2
Washington, DC 20008

Tips For Your Applications

  • It helps to ask at least 3 people to be references - that way if one person can't finish it in time, you still have the necessary 2.
  • Spell check, spell check, spell check, especially when it comes to your essay. Please proof-read your application, so you submit the strongest application possible.
  • You can apply for up to 4 Destinations - once you get accepted, you can choose which one(s) you want to attend. Definitely apply for 4, if there are that many that interest you - that way you have the BEST possible chance of being accepted.
  • Start saving now! Create a budget to make sure you can afford the trip - include money earning ideas (like selling cookies!), gifts, and think about applying for a Girl Scouts Nation's Captial Program Grant. See more suggestions below. 

Paying for It
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital recognizes that Destinations are expensive, and we want to work with you to make sure that you can go on the Destination of your choice.  Use the resources below to learn about how you can fund your destination.

Seven Steps to Financially Plan for Your Girl Scout destination

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 Ashlee Warren at awarren@gscnc.org.

 

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