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Girl Scouts has released their latest Destinations trips.  What are Destinations? They are amazing experiences for individual Girl Scouts to travel, both domestically and abroad, with other Girl Scouts.  Girls make friends from all over the country, see new places and cultures, and practice their leadership skills.  You can find out more about upcoming Destinations at

Below, our own Beth Prior went on a Destination to the Andes!  Here she is with Machu Picchu in the background, riding a mule, visiting a open air market, and with all her sister Girl Scouts on this trip.

Beth says she loved the opportunity to sample local cuisine and appreciated the "emergency mule" for when hikers got tired. She told us that even though she just recently returned from her trip to Peru, she misses it already!

Are you a Girl Scout, age 13 to 15?  Are you interested in the environment, ecology, wildlife, biology and natural history?  This Destination is for you!

We have a wonderful opportunity for girls to receive scholarship funding for the Wyoming's Wildlife Wonders destination, July 24-30, 2011. A scholarship of $600 will cover 3/4s of the event fee of $898 for girls ages 13-15. The girls will need to cover travel expenses to get to and from the event. Girls must complete the destinations application available on the destinations website

Wyoming's Wildlife Wonders is a travel opportunity (destination) where Girl Scouts ages 13-15 travel to Wyoming to study the ecology and natural history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Girl Scouts hike, canoe, and trek through the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Teens observe wildlife, explore careers that promote sustainable ecosystems, and take action by developing an environmental project to implement back home in their community. Girls across the nation will come together for a week at the Teton Science Schools to learn in an amazing environment about nature, each other and themselves.

Completed application packets are due to Mary Anne Brutkiewicz by February 25.   You can contact her at  800-239-6636 or

Lake Jacomo Reflection

Image by Gwen's River City Images via Flickr

Imagine a place where girls with physical disabilities can enjoy the resident camp experience - sleeping in a tent, singing around the campfire, swimming in a wheelchair-accessible pool, and, most importantly, forming friendships that last a lifetime. Now imagine a place where YOU make it all possible - bringing joy to these campers, learning what it takes to work in a disability-related field, and forming bonds that you will forever remember. That place is Juliette Low Camp, in beautiful Lake Jacomo, Missouri, where more than 100 girls with physical disabilities and their friends join together with 28 teen Girl Scouts, ages 15-18, from throughout the U.S. for an unforgettable experience.

During each camp session, you will provide the campers with the opportunity to enjoy swimming, songs, games and campfires. You will also assist/take care of the campers' dressing, feeding, personal care, and transportation around the camp (wheelchair power!). From opening day to the closing campfire, you will have the chance to provide a summer of memories for a special group of young girls.

Girl Scouts of NE KS & NW MO is currently recruiting camp counselors for their destinations event, and they need your help!  
Counselors should be at least 15 years old by July, 2011.
Anyone interested please contact Carol Solenberger, or send the application by e-mail or mail to the address below by January 31, 2011.  
Carol Solenberger, Specialist
Girl Development
P. 816-759-3017
Toll free:  800-728-8750
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2011 destinations


It's that time of year again for destinations! Check out the 2011 destinations.


·         Explore It! Your Guide to Girl Scout destinations a resource for girls filled with tips on applying for destinations.


·         Girl Scout destinations can whisk you to the far corners of the world where you will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities. Read Explore Your World (PDF) and learn about all the fun and exciting experience these Girl Scouts had on their destinations trip.


·         Got the travel bug? You're in the right place. The Global Travel Toolkit consists of four exciting resources to prepare you for international travel.



2011 destinations timeline:


·         Thanksgiving: All applications are in route to event sponsors from the applicants' home councils


·         Dec. 1: All "early" applications received by event sponsors


·         Jan. 14: All applicants notified of their status for "early" applications


·         Feb. 1: All deposits holding a participants' spot are due to event sponsors for "early" applications


·         Feb. 16: "Late" applications received by event sponsors


Girls can apply up to 4 destinations. Application process - fill out a Girl Scout application with 2 letters of recommendations. You can use the same letters of recommendation for additional destinations that you apply for.


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Use your Cookie Bucks or Destinations money to go to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the Multiple Award-Winning Show


Not Available to the General Public! 

The Premiere of our Award-Winning Exclusive Broadway Girl Scout Event: "For Good"


Saturday, JANUARY 29, 2011

Interactive Broadway Workshop from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Broadway Matinee of Wicked at 2 p.m.


Package includes Interactive Workshop, Interactive Resource Guide, Special WICKED Girl Scout Patch, and Preferred Seating to the Show for $146.25 (Orchestra/Front Mezzanine), $111.25 (Mid Mezzanine), $86.25 (Rear Mezzanine)


The Exciting Education Workshop includes...

  • Interaction with the Girl Scout community
  • High profile female key note speakers who are successful leaders in their field
  • Learn music and choreography from the show
  • Present community service projects for members of the Broadway company
  • Interact with Wicked cast members and behind-the-scenes creative team professionals in an Intimate Question and Answer Session
  • Earn an exclusive Wicked Girl Scout patch
  • Attend the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Wicked with an audience of Girl Scouts from across the country
  • Opportunity to fulfill Silver and Gold Leadership Awards
  • Chance to win a backstage visit!


No orders accepted after September 27, 2010


To purchase tickets and for more info, contact:  StudentsLive (212) 220-6000  


"Programs like these enable a new generation of audiences to make theater arts a permanent part of their lives."

- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri's destination, Juliette Low Camp, has openings for camp counselors.   The girls must be at least 15 years old.   This is a great opportunity for any girl who wants a career in health care.   The cost of the Destination is $500.  The camp is for girls with physical disabilities and the counselors give the girls an opportunity for a resident camp experience.    As a selected counselor, the girls will train with experienced, special education professionals prior to the start of camp.  During each camp session, they will provide the campers with the opportunity to enjoy swimming, songs, games, and campfires.  They will also assist/take care of the campers dressing, feeding, personal care, and transportation around the camp (wheelchair power!). 


Counselors need to arrive July 6 and depart for home on July 31.   There are openings for 20 counselors.  The deadline for application is June 10, 2010.    


Anyone interested please call Kathy Wood, or send their application by e-mail or US mail to:

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

Attn. Kathy Wood 

8383 Blue Parkway

Kansas City, Missouri 64133


Fax. 816-358-5714

Tikal (Guatemala), temple 1, August 2006

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Are you a girl who is interested in:

Archaeology?    History?

Learning About Different Cultures?

Spanish Language?    Travel?

Taking the Trip of a Lifetime?


If you answered yes to any of the above then you may be interested in joining girls from across the nation for Guatemala's Historical and Natural Treasures.


During this trip you will explore the diverse terrain of this tropical paradise on an adventure to Guatemala's colonial cities, picturesque lakes, and ancient Mayan ruins. Guatemala is a richly diverse cultural center situated in the heart of Central America. Guatemala is world renowned for its colonial cities, impressive Mayan Ruins, beautiful tropical forests, and indigenous peoples. You and thirteen other girls will venture to Pacaya Volcano National Park, hike the summit to learn about geology, and traverse the jungle-shrouded ruins at Tikal discovering the ancient and present day Maya. There is so much to experience in this historically rich country of Central America. This trip is chaperoned by two council staff members of Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina who are trained to work with high school girls. The trip is outfitted and organized by Holbrook Travel. A local tour guide will be with the group 24 hours a day once in Guatemala.


Who: Girls who will be between the ages of 15-18 during the trip

When: July 9-17, 2010

Cost: $2,460 (cost is all inclusive from Miami, with mandatory travel/trip cancellation insurance, except $30 Guatemala departure tax and gratuities for guide and driver)

How: This trip is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina. If you are interested in applying please contact Lesley Robinson, Director of Program for Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina at 843-552-9910, ext. 224 or

More information about the trip can be found at:

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GSUSA currently has great destinations still available for 2010. The destinations that are not marked FULL on their website are accepting late applications. As the destinations fill, they will update the website to reflect the change. Because the standard late application deadline of Feb.16 is past, there are no hard dates for when the event sponsors will stop accepting applications.


If the Chattanooga mini-destination isn't exactly what you had in mind, check these out at:

When: July 16-18, 2010

Age: Juniors & up 

Cost: approximately $150 per person TBD soon; Cookie Bucks or destination funds accepted.  

You talked, and we listened!  We've received several requests for a mini-destination for which girls can use their cookie money.  Here's the perfect opportunity.   Spend the weekend in Chattanooga, TN, seeing many local attractions. 

After enjoying a moonlight cruise Friday evening, we will sleep at the pier of the Chattanooga Riverboat Company.  Saturday will be spent visiting the aquarium and other local attractions.  Saturday night, we will spend the night at the Creative Discovery Museum.  Sunday morning will be an underground adventure at Raccoon Mountain - caving for the adventurous and a walking cavern tour for everyone else.   Price includes sleepover lodging, meals (Friday dinner -- Sunday breakfast), an event patch, entrance fees and caving equipment rental.  Transportation is not included.

Minimum: 50; Maximum: 100

Registration deadline: $25 non-refundable deposit per person due to the Mobile Service Center May 1, 2010.

The $25 non-refundable deposit is required for all participants, including girls using cookie money.

Contact: Mary Anne Brutkiewicz, extension 1202

The Future is Green at GSNorcal

Not sure what to do with your cookie bucks or destinations money??  There are spots available in this 10-day exciting destination.


destination_sanfran.jpg"The Future is Green" is a marriage of Girl Scouts of Northern California's (GSNorcal) Girls Go Tech and Green By Nature initiatives. This cutting-edge adventure will offer Girl Scouts the opportunity to explore how green technology in astronomy, environment, and robotics can help save the Earth.


Astronomy participants will learn about the night sky, technology that is used to explore the universe, and how astronomers have become instrumental in research regarding global climate change and space debris. Robotics participants will explore the importance of robots in exploration, health care, and helping to make the world "green." They will then design, build, and program their own robot to meet certain challenges.  Environment participants will explore the eco-challenges and successes of the San Francisco Bay.  Fieldtrips include NASA Ames Research Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and behind the scenes at the California Academy of Sciences.


Who:  Girls ages 13-18 (entering at least 9th grade at time of event)

When: July 22-August 1, 2010

Where: San Francisco Bay Area

Registration Deadline: April 15


For a complete description of the event, costs, and application procedures visit:


For more information please contact: Marisa Cidre at, 408-287-4170, ext. 237



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