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GSKH Travel

Updated 12/15/21

Every girl deserves a chance to see the world! Girl Scouts offers many different travel opportunities so girls can see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas. Whether exploring their own neighborhoods, going on overnight trips, participating in council-sponsored trips, flying to one of the four world centers, or going on a Girl Scout Destination — Girl Scouts are continually expanding their horizons.

Don’t forget that girls can save Cookie Credits they earn from year to year in order to spend them on long-range, council-approved trips, troop trips, or Destinations.

Girl Scout Destinations

Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older! With new opportunities every year, there is something amazing for everyone to experience. Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories.

Explore Destinations.

Council Travel

Each year, Kansas Heartland hosts a variety of travel opportunities ranging from local to international! Click the hyperlinks for more information on each trip.

2022 Travel

Belize - international - June 2022

Farm to Table - local - June 2022 

Turtles and Kayaks - local - June 2022 

Italy and Greece - international - July 2022   

Wings, Wildlife, and Woods - local - September 2022                                                

2023 Travel

Local, Regional, National - To Be Announced

Japan - international - June 2023

2024 Travel

Local, Regional, National - To Be Announced

London to Lucerne - international - June 2024

Troop Travel

In addition to regularly scheduled troop meetings, troops or groups of Girl Scouts often plan trips together – anything from a local day trip to an international adventure! Girls and adults work together to plan, budget, and arrange trip details according to the guidelines and requirements for travel.   

There are several great resources to help volunteers and Girl Scouts plan a successful travel experience.

Note: International Travel must be planned through one of our approved vendors.

All overnights from backyard camping through international require approval. Use the Travel Checklist to keep things organized while you prepare and submit your Travel Application.

  • Submit at least 6 weeks before travel for in-town overnights at non-council owned property or one- or two-night trips.
  • Submit at least 12 weeks before travel of three or more nights.
  • Submit 6-24 months before international travel (as soon as trip is selected with travel vendor).

See Volunteer Resources for links to specific travel documents.

Travel Specialty Troops

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland hosts several troops who specialize in travel. Learn more about Specialty Troops for a closer look at this unique troop experience.


Travel Partners

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland and Girl Scouts of the USA maintain partnerships with several travel companies to offer discounts and Girl Scout programming.

Kansas State Parks

Girl Scout members get FREE access to basic/primitive campsites at 26 Kansas State Parks, thanks to the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council’s partnership with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism.

Volunteers should contact the State Park to set up a service project during their visit and complete a reservation with them directly. Some parks discount the group campsite or basic primitive site fees; others waive or discount vehicle fees. Provide your receipt along with your Travel Application and eligible campsite fees will be reimbursed by GSKH. Fees for vehicles or premium features such as electric or water hookup, cabins, or activities are not eligible for reimbursement.

Visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website to see locations for all 26 state parks. Click on the map to see amenities available and other information about each state park.

CoCo Key Waterpark

Looking for a getaway that's not too far from home? CoCo Key Waterpark in Kansas City offers girls the opportunity to learn first aid, swim safety, water filtration systems, recycling and conservation habits.

Girl Scout rates are offered.

International Travel Vendors

International Travel must be planned through one of our approved travel vendors. While EF Tours is traditionally most popular in our council, each partner offers different destination options and resources for volunteers.

International Travel: You should book international travel with approved vendors prior to completing your Travel Application, which often takes place 1-2 years prior to travel. Submit the Travel Application soon after and include as many details as possible, including copies of the vendor’s resources about the trip such as cost, basic itinerary, or promotional materials. Six months prior to the trip, update details and include the specific itinerary with transportation and accommodations.