Pacific Northwest Adventure | Girl Scouts
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Date: Sat Jul 20 2024
  • STEM,
  • Domestic Travel,
  • Careers,
  • Outdoors
  • Ambassador–11th Grade,
  • Ambassador–12th Grade,
  • Ambassador–12th Grade Graduate,
  • Senior–9th Grade,
  • Senior–10th Grade

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Pacific Northwest Adventure: July 20–August 3, 2024


Explore the vibrant Pacific Northwest by sailing, hiking, camping, and learning environmental science from women in the field.


About the Trip

Explore the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, taking your outdoor skills and environmental knowledge to the next level! During this two-week event, you’ll go backpacking and river rafting, get certified in wilderness first aid, cook gourmet outdoor meals with a trained chef, and set sail for three days aboard the Adventuress, a 102-foot schooner.

Our home base will be Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Camp Towhee, a primitive campsite in the North Cascades. Enjoy tent camping, campfires, and stargazing with an astronomy professor. By day, you’ll learn about local ecosystems through visits to the fertile Skagit Valley farmlands, a local salmon hatchery, and a weather station—and meet the incredible women working at these sites in environmental science careers.

If you’re interested in ecology, outdoor recreation, sailing, or environmental science, this is the Destination for you. You’ll love the beautiful waterways, temperate rainforests, and lush valleys of the Pacific Northwest!

Who Should Apply?

  • Age: Girl Scouts entering grades 9–12 or those who will have just graduated 12th grade in summer 2024

  • Interests: Environmental science, wilderness conservation, camping

  • Requirements: Ability to be outside and walk for extended periods

  • Equipment: Packing list will be provided after acceptance

  • Ignite Your Passion! This trip is great for Girl Scouts who are interested in STEM and environmental and wilderness conservation.


The Cost

Program fee: $1,850

The program fee does not include airfare. Girl Scouts will need to arrange transportation to and from Seattle, Washington.

The total cost for this Destination is $2,200 per participant, but all accepted participants will receive a $350 grant, thanks to the Elliott Wildlife Values Project. You will be required to write an essay about your experience to help thank the grant donors.

Deposit due upon acceptance: $250. (This deposit is included in your program fee.)

Final payment due: May 1, 2024

Cancellation policy: January 8, 2024, is the last day you can cancel and receive a refund (minus the deposit).

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Host and Contact Info

Girl Scouts of Western Washington |

GSWW Destinations,, (800) 541-9852

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