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Orange Girl Scout travels paths of adventure with destinations trip to Ecuador
HOUSTON, Texas – Girl Scout Alexandria J., a homeschooled senior from Orange, Texas, participated in Girl Scouts of the USA’s destinations program over the summer, traveling to Ecuador. 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.
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 destinations, 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 destinations, Girl Scouts are responsible for raising the funds to go on the trip through selling cookies, money earned at a job or personal savings.
Alexandria's destination, titled Galapagos Islands, took her on an adventure through the islands off the coast of Ecuador where she learned about South American culture, visited the Charles Darwin Search Center, went snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean and more.
"My favorite part was getting to touch a white tip reef shark," said Alexandria. "The most challenging thing was the altitude – 9,500 feet!"
For more information on destinations, visit girlscouts.org/destinations.
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 girls 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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