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Council Trips & Destinations


Council Trips

From local sights and landmarks to those around the world, Girl Scouts has an adventure opportunity for every type of traveler. Girls Scouts of Northern California offers annual trips for girls in their Cadette, Senior and Ambassador levels from around the council to travel together and experience new adventures. Special money earning and scholarship opportunities are available to girls to help pay for their council trips!

General Information
  • Open to girls enrolled as Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.
  • Girls can utilize cookie reward cards to pay for their trip.
  • Girls need to have passports at least 110 days before they depart on their trip.
  • Exclusive money earning opportunities are available for girls signed up for council trips. 
  • Entire troops can enroll on a council trip. 
  • Adults can attend with their girls. Please be aware that prices are higher for adults.
  • Scholarships are available to girls who qualify and participate in both Fall and Cookie Sale.
  • All dates listed are tinmelines that girls should be flexible with, as the trips will fall sometime within the liste dates.
  • Trip prices include flights from SFO airport, but girls must make their own arrangements to get to and from the airport.
Cadette Trip 2018: Costa Rica - A Touch of the Tropics

Travel Dates: July 13 - July 29, 2018 (9 days)

Delve into an ecological paradise, walk amid lush rainforests and beneath towering volcanoes in enchanting Costa Rica. Transport your troop deep into a misty cloud forest, get up close to the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and see sensational waterfalls and hot springs. From beginning to end, experience natural beauty and thrilling adventures beyond what you ever imagined.

Senior & Ambassador Trip 2018: Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai

Travel Dates: June 21 – July 7, 2018 (9 days)

Your journey to China is more than walking along the Great Wall and visiting ancient palaces—it’s an experience. From a Peking Duck dinner, to a traditional tea ceremony to a rickshaw ride, maybe even a chance to play with Pandas, the memories await. Your trip becomes truly special when your troop enjoys a traditional Chinese meal with a local family. A visit to a local school will give you insight into education in China.

2019 Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Trip: Passage through Panama

Intended Travel Dates: June 20, 2019 - July 6, 2019

Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will travel together to visit a vital part of history. Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal revolutionized international trade by bridging the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between the Americas. But there is so much more to this isthmus nation, as you will discover on your in-depth expedition. Explore the bustling Panama City and meet with artists near Panama’s only soapstone mine. Then focus your attention on the exotic wildlife as you come face to face with the variety of birds and animals at Rio Chagres and Soberanía national parks. This trip is for the girl who wants to explore new cultures and get outdoors. 

Did you know that the Girl Scouting program helps girls travel through Cookie Sales and Scholarship opportunities? A girl who sells 2000 boxes of cookies in a single cookie season can pay for 92% of the cost of her Panama experience.



If girls are looking for more adventure and are interested in meeting Girl Scouts from around the USA, girls can apply for a GSUSA destination!

With the support of Girl Scouts NorCal, girls can apply for one of many destinations hosted by other councils and vendors that take girls all over the world, from playing with pandas in China to swimming with sea turtles in Puerto Rico. Destinations are by application only and most groups travel in no more than 30 girls.