Travel

Pack your bags. Girl Scouts are going places. Whether it's a trip across town or around the world, the adventure will stay with you forever.

Looking for a cool place to go? We have so many amazing adventures planned.  Scroll down to learn more and/or to register for a trip!


Events and Activities Program Book
October 2014 - January 2015

sponsored by Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

This book contains all events and activities throughout our council jurisdiction (see below).

Please email us or call (800-342-8389) for information or to obtain a booklet.

ALL PAGES and sections of our book are online and ready for you to view.

This page is specifically for Trips and Travel.  If you wish to register for any program opportunities that are listed in our program book, click here.


All Scheduled Travel Adventures   

I want to go, how can I pay for my trip (click here)?

For financial assistance, please complete the Trip Financial Assistance Form located in the Forms and Resources section of our website.

A $30 minimum deposit is required at the time of registration for all trips.



Chicago Weekend Trip: June 2015, grades 6-8  

Description: Join us on a bus trip for a weekend adventure to the Windy City! Some activities may include: A visit to Navy Pier, Willis Tower Skydeck, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Planetarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Hancock Observatory, Lincoln Park Zoo, Millennium Park, and Broadway Theatre! Girls will plan it all!

Chicago Weekend Trip, for girls in grades 6-8, will be a recurring trip, so look for it every summer!

Cost to Attend: $500*/girl; $500*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Min: 20 participants

Registration Close Date: 2/13/15

Planning Meeting Dates: March, April, May 2015

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Jump Into Kansas City: Fri, 6/20/14 - Sun, 6/22/14, grades 4-5   

Description:Join Girl Scouts as we discover the City of Fountains! Awesome options for the trip include Worlds of Fun, Oceans of Fun, Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland, Union Station, and Kauffman Stadium. We will try authentic Kansas City BBQ, and other activities may include: Maze Craze, the Coterie Theater, Lakeside Nature Center, Downtown Kansas City shopping and more! Junior Girl Scouts get to plan their trip with input during planning meetings.

Jump Into Kansas City, for girls in grades 4-5, will be a recurring trip, look for it every summer!

Cost to Attend: $325*/girl; $325*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Min: 20 participants

Registration Close Date: 2/13/15

Planning Meeting Dates: March, April 2015

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Savannah Bound: 7/31/16 - 8/7/16, grades 6-12  

Description: Let’s head south to experience the roots of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, GA. We will have the opportunity to visit her birth home, the Andrew Low house, Girl Scouts’ First Headquarters, go on a ghost tour, enjoy the fabulous food of the south such as Lady & Sons Restaurant, and so much more!

Cost to Attend: $950*/girl; $950*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

MIn:  54 participants

Registration Close Date: 5/31/15

Planning Meeting Dates: TBA

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WAGGGS World Centre: Our Cabana: Summer 2018, grades 9-12

Description:  Visit the WAGGGS World Centre in Cuernavaca, Mexico! Experience the unique culture in the “City of Eternal Spring.” You will meet Girl Scouts from around the world while enjoying the tropical, enclosed campus. We will participate in evening programs, fiestas, and more!

Cost to Attend: $TBD*/girl; $TBD*/adult  (will depend on girl planning)

Min:  TBD

Registration Close Date: Spring 2017

Planning Meeting Dates: TBA

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I want to go, how do I pay for my trip?  

We know that these awesome trips take some time to plan, so to make things simpler we have created progressive trips for Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors.  As you get older, the destinations get farther away and your adventure lasts a little longer. You’ll know what to expect, and what exciting trip to plan for next!

To choose the correct trip, make sure that you’re looking at the right grade level for you—these trips are designed for girls who have completed the grade specified. For example, a trip for Girl Scout Cadettes is for girls who have completed either 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at the time of the trip. To register for these exciting trips, you can fill out the registration form included in our program book or online.  

PLAN...

To learn about these amazing Council-sponsored trips, contact your local Leadership Center to schedule a “Travel Talk.” Please note that parents must also attend the Travel Talk. There is no financial commitment at this time, but be sure to keep track of registration deadlines!

All trips are girl-led, which means that girls will help plan the itinerary—that way, you’ll be able to see and do the things you really want!  

Girl planning meetings are held in person, via conference call, or online.

PAY...

We hope that you can participate in as many adventures as you desire! Here are some fantastic opportunities that the Council provides to help start the money earning/saving process:

  • Participate in the Fall Product and Cookie Programs and use Cookie Dough or Munch Money prior to September 15, 2015. Please email or call your local Leadership Center about using the funds in this way!
  • Troop money-earning opportunities (led by girls attending; specific for troop travel opportunities).
  • Apply for financial assistance through our Trip Financial Assistance Form found in the forms section of our website.

Even with these programs, some out-of-pocket expenses may arise. Through these programs, however, we hope to allow you the chance to begin the process of taking the trip(s) of a lifetime!


Interested in another pathway?

Girls and adults can choose from one or more flexible ways to become involved in Girl Scouts.  You can align yourself with your passions and tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. 


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More information on individual events and programs can be obtained through local Leadership Centers.