Extended Troop Trips

What is a trip?

Trips are travel opportunities planned by Troops and Groups. Taking a trip is progressive and starts with a simple trip during regularly scheduled meeting time and can end with international travel. 

Where can you go? Anywhere!

GSGWM Troops have gone to:

  • London - London Dungeon, Stonehenge, Tower of London, Harrods
  • Washington D.C. - Tour of the Capitol, Holocaust Museum, memorials, Ford's Theatre
  • New York City - Central Park, Statue of Liberty, ground zero, Broadway, Empire State Building, Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum, SoHo and much more
  • Wyoming/Montana - Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park

Types of Trips

Simple Overnight:

No longer than 2 nights.

  • Form needed: Quick Trip Checklist
  • Form submitted: This form is a planning guide, and does not need to be returned

Extended Trip:

More than 2 nights and/or is out of New England and Upstate New York. New York City is always an extended trip.

  • Start by reading the Extended Trip Guidelines.
  • Fill out the Preliminary Extended Trip Permission Form. The form must be submitted 4-6 months before domestic trips and at least 1 year before international trips.
  • Fill out the Extended Trips Time Line
  • Submit forms to Debbie King,  Girl Leadership Experience Team, Bedford Service Center. 

Questions? Contact Debbie!

Note: If your group is planning long-term (more than a year out) for a trip, and wants to keep money in your account for this purpose, simply fill out the Preliminary Extended Trip Permission Form as soon as you know you plan to travel and earn funds.

Stuff to Know

Whether you want to spend a few nights in the White Mountains, visit Savannah and the Birthplace of Girl Scouting, or really get adventurous and head to a different country, there are basics to consider.

First, travel is expensive! You may need to earn more money. In order to do any additional money-earning activities for your trip, you must participate in the Council-sponsored Cookie Sale Program and also have a trip form on file at the Bedford Service Center.

Second, staying in a hostel can help cut down on costs. 

Hostelling International USA, Eastern New England Council (HI-ENEC)

Scouting and hostelling are American traditions that go hand in hand. Since the 1930s, Hostelling International USA has provided Girl Scouts with opportunities for travel through educational, cultural, and recreational programs that build life skills and promote global understanding. Together, HI-USA and GSUSA are helping girls enjoy the wonders of the world through travel in a safe and fun atmosphere. 

HI-ENEC continues this strong tradition through our specialized programs and activities for Girl Scouts at our hostels in Boston, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. HI-ENEC has hosted Girl Scouts from all over New England and beyond. Visit our website and learn more: http://www.hinewengland.org/program.php?id=1. 

For more information on travel to our hostels, please contact groupsales@bostonhostel.org or 617.536.1027. We also provide programs and education to Girl Scout troops in the local community. For more information on educational programs for Girl Scouts, please contactprograms@usahostels.org or 617.718.7990 x17.

Education First Educational Tours

1.800.637.8222 or www.eftours.com

Junior Tours

1.800.631.2241 or www.juniortours.com