Written by Maureen Ewing, Global Action Volunteer Team member A Wide Opportunity In 1986, I was a nervous 7th grade Girl Scout Cadette applying to attend my first Wider Opportunity (now called Destinations). I completed my application and found three references. On interview day, I put on my Girl Scout uniform, was driven to the … Continue reading Girl Scouts Will Travel: Wyoming to India
There is nothing quite like exploring a part of the world you’ve never seen before. It is exhilarating, inspiring, and life-changing. This summer, Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors from across the United States had the special opportunity to do just that: adventure in India for two weeks on the The Culture of India Destination trip! … Continue reading Girl Scout Adventure to India: Part 4
Girl Scouts from across the US recently spent two weeks adventuring in the gorgeous cities of Pune, Delhi, and Mumbai, India to connect with their sister Girl Guides (WAGGGS) and Girl Scouts. On the second half of their journey, the girls met with international community partners, tried out “laughing yoga”, and visited the Taj Majal! … Continue reading Girl Scout Adventure in India: Part 2
This summer, Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors from across the country gathered together for an incredible, informative two week journey on The Culture of India Destination trip! These lucky girls had the very special opportunity to explore Pune, Delhi, and Mumbai, and connect with their sister Girl Guides (WAGGGS) and international community partners! We are … Continue reading Girl Scout Adventure to India: Part 3
This summer, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts from across the U.S. embarked on an incredibly exciting voyage across the sea to India to visit Sangam, a center affiliated with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). From unexpected bus mishaps and interacting with locals, to riding rickshaws, these Girl Scouts experienced an … Continue reading Girl Scout Adventure in India: Part 1
Destinations for summer 2020 and 2021 are now open! Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventures for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador girls! With different trips every year, there’s something for everyone. Pack your bags full of life-changing experiences and make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different … Continue reading Take Your Next Adventure with Girl Scouts Destinations!
The Gold Award is an achievement awarded to girls who face, head-on, challenges in their communities and the world at large, and provide creative, sustainable solutions. Each of these girls, who we’ve been featuring weekly on our blog, are incredible examples of enterprising, compassionate younger leaders. Read on to meet more of these amazing girls … Continue reading 2020 Gold Award Spotlight: Part 6!
The Global Action Volunteer Team (GAVT) is a group of volunteers who LOVE all things global and travel. They’ve traveled extensively locally, nationally and internationally with Girl Scouts and on their own. The team is here to serve the members of GSGCNWI to make global, cultural and travel experiences fun and accessible to our entire Girl Scout … Continue reading Global Action Volunteer Team: Who We Are Part 2
By Maureen Ewing As a Girl Scout, you’ve grown curious about the world, eager to ask questions and challenge yourself with new experiences. As a Girl Scout traveler, you’ve honed important leadership skills like budgeting for a trip, money-earning to make it possible, and working together to plan a great itinerary. You’re an independent young … Continue reading Daydreaming About Travel? Study Abroad
Contributed by Global Action Volunteer Team Member (GAVT) Maureen Ewing Maureen Ewing is a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts with 12 years as a girl member and over 25 years as an adult volunteer. Maureen studied abroad for a full academic year at Nottingham University in the UK and did graduate studies at Rhodes … Continue reading Debunking the Myth: You CAN Save for Travel!