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International Travel

Traveling abroad is a great way to learn about other cultures. For more than 60 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has offered girls international travel opportunities. Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low, a prolific traveler herself, provided financial assistance so that girls and young women from around the globe could attend world conferences. Her dedication to international understanding and travel inspired the creation of the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

International travel gives girls the chance to make new friends, build leadership skills, and share ideas with women and girls globally. Every year Girl Scouts venture to international events through Girl Scout destinations (formerly called Wider Opportunities) a travel program for girls ages 14-17 (council sponsored trips may carry different age requirements). Contact your local Girl Scout council to find out how to apply or volunteer for destinations.

International Travel Safety

Photo of a girl standing on a cliff. (Photo courtesy of WAGGGS)It is up to individual councils, girls, and parents/guardians to realistically assess each situation based on travel dates, comfort level, and current safety information. Girl Scouts of the USA relies on the United States Department of State for travel advisories and notifies councils about advisories to destinations.

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