Girl Scout travels path of adventure with destinations trip to California
HOUSTON (November 2011) - Girl Scout Madeleine H. traveled to California June 20-30 for the "California Adventure...from Mountains to Sea" destinations trip. destinations are travel adventures for Girl Scouts ages 13-18 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 event because I love the outdoors and water sports," says Madeleine, a junior at St. Agnes Academy.
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 and her fellow Girl Scouts spent their time exploring agriculture, shopping, animal care and rescue and more. The girls had the opportunity to visit the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, the central California coastline, and more where they kayaked on the coast, rafted through the mountains and visited farming communities.
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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