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Girl Scout travels down path of adventure with destinations trip to Michigan

HOUSTON (August 2010) – Girl Scout Cadette Madeleine H. traveled to Pensacola, Fla. June 16-24 for the “Emerald Coast Treasures” destinations trip. destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 11-17 that take place all over the world and give girls the chance to meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence and enjoy valuable learning opportunities.

“I applied for this destination because I love meeting people from all over the United States and learning new skills,” says Madeleine, a sophomore at St. Agnes Academy this fall.

To go on a destinations trip, girls must submit an application, two personal references and an essay explaining why they want to participate in the event and what skills or talents they can contribute to the group. Girl Scouts can apply for up to four trips per year. A limited number of girls are chosen for each destination, and no more than two girls from one Girl Scout council are chosen to encourage attendees to make new friends. After being chosen for a destination, Girl Scouts are responsible for raising the funds to go on the trip through selling cookies, money earned at a job or personal savings.

Madeleine explored the Florida Gulf Coast, splashed in the emerald waters and played on the white sand beaches. She learned to swim and snorkel with 43 other Girl Scouts in the local waters, discovered the sights of Pensacola and had the chance to meet Blue Angels pilots.

The girls also connected with the Fishin' Chix for an exciting fishing challenge and enjoyed a dolphin cruise. Finally, Madeleine and her fellow Girl Scouts enjoyed the performance of local sea life at Florida's Gulfarium and took action to help the native wildlife at Big Lagoon State Park.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 72,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

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