An adventure she'll never forget
Does your daughter want to travel? Many Girl Scouts do. When they see and experience new things, it's always an adventure they'll never forget! Check out travel options closer to home in the Program Guide.
In addition the the Lakes and Pines sponsored travel, girls may also wish to:
- Check out Girl Scout destinations (A destination is a nationally sponsored trip exclusively designed for Girl Scouts. After reviewing the destination options, send in your application by November 1 to the Program Specialist at GSMWLP's Waite Park Regional Center.)
- Plan a trip with their Girl Scout troop. Adults, Volunteer Essentials' Appendix for Travel Volunteers has important information about planning trips and travel with girls.
2014-2016 Travel Opportunities
Are you currently working on goal setting with your troop for the Cookie Sale Program? Ever consider a council-sponsored trip in your goals? Check out our new and upcoming travel opportunities for girls here! Go on a service learning trip to Costa Rica, do some camping in the Black Hills, or take in a luau in Hawaii! Of course, this is in addition to our current travel opportunities - check those out in our Program and Events Guide, or below.
Council Sponsored Trips
Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines plans trips open to all girls. Check out the Leadership Program and Events Guide for details and more events.
College 101 Road Trip
for girls entering 9th-12th grade in fall 2013
June 17 21, 2013
Just over one third of American young adults go to college and only 17% complete college making the U.S. college graduation rate just 16th in the world. Increase your odds of success by joining us on the College 101 Road Trip! Find out what you should be doing in high school to increase your chance of getting into the college of your dreams. Get the nitty-gritty on financial aid, applications, and scholarships. We will tour colleges and universities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa all while experiencing college living – see what the residence halls look like, catch a sporting event, talk to someone about joining a sorority, and more! College can actually be FUN! Cost includes bus transportation from selected locations and during college tours, meals, program supplies, and patch, plus custom t-shirt and polo! Possible pick-up locations are Willmar, St. Cloud, and Duluth. A minimum of 15 girls must sign-up per city in order to have a pick-up location. Invite a friend and share with other girls in your school! Adult staff supervision provided, girls may attend on their own. Click here for more information
Itinerary of schools included:
· MN State University – Mankato | Mankato, MN
· University of Iowa | Ames, IA
· Drake University | Des Moines, IA
· Iowa State University | Iowa City, IA
· University of Wisconsin – Madison | Madison, WI
· University of Wisconsin – River Falls | River Falls, WI
· University of Minnesota | Twin Cities, MN
Weekend Escape: Wisconsin Dells
Girls in grades 4-12
June 24-28, 2013
Let’s take a few days and head to the waterpark capital of the world! Transportation provided from St. Cloud to Wisconsin Dells. Girls will have the opportunity to help plan some of our destinations, so register early. We could go to Noah’s Ark, take a famous Wisconsin Dells Duck Tour, check out the go-carts at Mount Olympus, or even see a show at Circus World. Girls may also have the opportunity to go on a sunset horse trail ride. Cost includes transportation, accommodations, most meals, all entrance fees, fun patch. Click here for more information
National Parks Road Trip
Grades 7-12 & adults
July 19-28, 2013
Join us as we visit some of the USA's most treasured national parks! Hike, camp, sight see, and road trip through South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana while exploring national parks, monuments, and landmarks such as Mt. Rushmore, Windcave National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier Natinoal Park.
The National Parks road trip is all-inclusive: meals, lodging, group camping equipment, and entrance fees, so lace up your hiking boots, charge your camera batteries, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
A Girl Scout Journey in Europe
Grades 7-12 & adults
June 17-27, 2013
Register by: January 1, 2013
Current pricing is $4,136 per person, including deposit ($100 GSMWLP Deposit and $95 EF Tours Enrollment Fee). Round trip airfare from Minneapolis, all motor coach and flight transfers, breakfast and dinner daily, full time bilingual Tour Director, signtseeing tours led by local guides and entrance fees to special attractions. If you are a girl who will be in grades 7-12 in June 2013, YOU are invited to take a Girl Scout Journey to England, France, and Switzerland. Your tour of London, includes: Piccadilly Circus, Windsor Castle, the London Eye, and a visit to Pax Lodge, the newest Girl Scout World Center. Glide under the English channel to Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Lourve, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Arc de Triomphe. From there, head to Lucerne, Switzerland, and travel high into the Swiss Alps to visit the oldest Girl Scout World Center, Our Chalet. Set your goals high and join us on an eleven day Girl Scout Journey in Europe. Adults who wish to accompany girls are welcome to join the adventure!