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London to Lucerne, New Zealand & Australia, & Charting the Galapagos trips have been postponed to 2022. The Belize trip has been cancelled. The Japan trip will still be in 2022, but some of the other information has changed. See below for details.

Council-Organized Trips & GSUSA Destinations


Council-Organized Trips

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

General Information
  • All trips are open to girls who will be Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors (grades 6–12) at the time of travel.
  • Girls can utilize Cookie Program reward cards to pay for part or all of 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 Product and Cookie Program.
  • All dates listed are timelines that girls should be flexible with, as the trips will fall sometime within the listed dates.
  • Trip prices include flights from SFO airport, but girls must make their own arrangements to get to and from the airport.
2022 - Charting the Galapagos Islands

Requested Travel Dates: 6/27/2022–7/5/2022

Group Leader: Meridith Forristal


Journey to the equator and explore the beauty of Ecuador— including the Galápagos Islands, some 620 miles off the country’s Pacific coastline. Learn about evolution in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Some of the wildlife you may see include penguins, sea lions, turtles, blue-footed boobies, and other amazing birds. On the mainland, your troop will visit the Equatorial Line and enjoy a Salsa dance lesson!

Girls must be in grades 5-8 

2022 - New Zealand and Australia: Journey Down Under

Requested travel dates: 7/30/2022–8/10/2022

Group Leader: Erica Sutliff


On the other side of the world, Australia and New Zealand boast fascinating wildlife, stunning nature, and rich and beautiful culture. Learn about the traditions of the Maori people of Rotorua at a Hangi feast. In Sydney, see kangaroos, koalas, bearded dragons, and more at the Featherdale Wildlife Park. And in Cairns, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.

2022 - London to Lucerne + Florence and Rome

Requested travel dates: 6/19/2022–7/3/2022

Group Leader: Sandra Norman


Three European cities. Two WAGGGS Centres. One amazing tour. Girl Scouts will experience the best of both worlds as incredible adventures take them through the bustling streets of London, the museums of Paris, and high up into the Swiss Alps. Make special visits to Our Chalet and Pax Lodge where you will participate in unique Girl Scout programming.

2022 - Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

This trip is currently full. Please contact Sandy Norman at to be placed on the waitlist. 

For more information on how to enroll in any of these trips, please contact our Member Services at or call 800-447-4475, ext. 2093, Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM.


GSUSA Destinations

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 GSNorCal, girls can apply for one of many GSUSA 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. GSUSA Destinations are by application only and most groups travel in no more than 30 girls.