Global Leadership Conference | Girl Scouts
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Date: Thu Mar 07 2024
  • Culture,
  • STEM,
  • Domestic Travel,
  • Careers
  • Ambassador–11th Grade,
  • Ambassador–12th Grade,
  • Senior–10th Grade,
  • Senior–9th Grade

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Global Leadership Conference: March 7–10, 2024


Engage with today’s important social issues at this inspirational conference on the campus of Salve Regina University in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, and plan your future to make the world a better place.


About the Trip  

If you are a high school Girl Scout who wants to change the world, then the Global Leadership Conference is for you! What issues are you passionate about? If you care about climate change, mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, art, STEM, social justice, ending human trafficking, combating the global gender gap, or other important issues, you can find inspiration here!


With over 60 workshop opportunities to choose from in one weekend, you’ll connect with awe-inspiring women who will share their work in fields that are helping to make the world a better place. You’ll also connect with fellow Girl scouts from all over the East Coast and beyond. International exchange students also participate to bring a global perspective to the issues.


Experience college dorm life as you learn about college and careers. You’ll eat at the dining hall, get a full campus tour, and experience an exciting Saturday night program inside a beautiful mansion located on campus!


The Global Leadership Conference is a beloved event that has been helping Girl Scouts in New England explore future careers and social issues for 36 years— now open for the first time to Girl Scouts from across the Movement.



  • This Destination takes place in March, which may be during spring break. Participants may need to miss a day of school before and/or after the trip for travel days or more days depending on when their spring break takes place. A formal letter will be provided to request excused school absences. 


Who Should Apply?

  • Age: Girl Scouts who will be in grades 9 – 12 in March 2024. 

  • Interests: Social justice, career/college exploration  

  • Requirements: You must come with curiosity and an open-mind— ready to learn, meet new people, and ask questions. Days are long, busy, and intense— you should be prepared to actively participate in the workshops you choose to attend.

  • Equipment: A packing list will be provided after acceptance. 

  • Ignite Your Passion! This trip is great for Girl Scouts who want to pursue a career that helps make the world a better place.


The Cost

Program fee: $525 

The program fee does not include airfare. You will be responsible for the cost of round-trip transportation from your home to Boston.

Deposit due upon acceptance: (This deposit is already included in your trip program fee). $150

Cancellation policy: Last day to cancel with refund is December 31, 2023. Final payment due January 2024.

Financial aid may be available. Check with your local council. 


Host and Contact Info

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains,

Kristine Jones Arey,, 888-474-9686

Get ready. Get set. Get going!

Download pre-registration worksheet (DOC)
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