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Diamonds Travel: Council Sponsored travel 

Domestic travel within the United States for Cadette Girl Scouts registered to the Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Washington D.C. Trip             

June 13-15, 2015

International travel outside of the United States for Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts registered to the Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas (To be announced soon)

Contact:  mpiroutek@girlscoutsdiamonds.org or call (800) 632-6894 ext. 4022


Girl Scout Destinations

– National opportunities for travel through GSUSA

Available for Girl Scout Cadettes and up: 

  • Destinations -Nationally sponsored trip exclusively designed for Girl Scouts where girls apply  individually for the trip.
  • Getaways - Short term travel opportunities designed for Girl Scout troops or groups.
  • Properties – Affordable Girl Scout property rentals for girls and volunteers to stay.
  • International Events - World Association of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting World Center programs and large camping events hosted by international scouting and guiding organizations.

Travel as a Troop

Troop Travel is planned and implemented by girls and adults in troops. The majority of the participants belong to the same troop, and they can coordinate with other troops to travel together. Travel should be age appropriate and should be progressive based on the travel experience and readiness of the girls in the troop.

Top 10 Tips for Planning Troop Travel

  1. 1. Start out your planning by letting the girls lead. Get girls talking about where they want to travel and what they want to learn through their travel experience.

  2. 2. Review Safety Activity Checkpoints before starting the planning process beyond brainstorming ideas with the troop members. 

  3. 3. Review the Schedule for Travel Paperwork chart (found in Volunteer Essentials .)

  4. 4. Complete the appropriate paperwork and return it to your Membership Specialist in the appropriate time frame as denoted in the chart.

  5. 5. Your trip must approved by Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas before any non-refundable deposits are made.

  6. 6. A troop volunteer will need to complete the Travel Training course if required by the type and duration of the travel trip planned .

  7. 7. Purchase additional insurance, if appropriate, using the Additional Insurance Request Form and following the procedure as outlined in Volunteer Essentials.

  8. 8. Submit any additional money-earning requests to your Membership Specialist as outlined by Volunteer Essentials.

  9. 9. Connect travel trips to Journeys and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).

  10. 10. Have fun! Yes, planning to travel is a lot of work, but the experience can open a world of opportunities for girls.  

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