From your own backyard to the great outdoors to international cities, traveling as a Girl Scout unlocks a world full of possibilities. When Girl Scouts travel, they embark on the journey of a lifetime with their Girl Scout sisters, taking home precious memories, breathtaking photos, and the confidence it takes to start their own globetrotting … Continue reading Adventure to the World Centres: Sangam India!
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
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
Since 1926 World Thinking Day has been celebrated by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world on February 22, which is the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell and Olave Baden-Powell, the founders of Girl Guides. It was set aside as a day for “Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world think of each … Continue reading The History Behind World Thinking Day and Girl Scouts
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, 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
Our Girl Scout volunteers are just like our Girl Scouts: fearless and determined! If you haven’t heard of the Global Action Volunteer Team (GAVT), it’s time to get to know them! This month’s Volunteer Spotlight goes to a special group of volunteers from Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GCNWI) who are passionate about travel, cultural … Continue reading Meet the Global Action Volunteer Team (Again!)
We’ve traveled to Pune, India, Adelboden, Switzerland, and Cuernavaca, Mexico (all stories in our blog!): now, London is calling! Girl Scouts have had amazing opportunities to travel to these World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Centre locations, and while these experiences are on pause, there’s no reason we can’t explore and get … Continue reading Adventure to the World Centres: Pax Lodge London!
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!