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Pearland Girl Scout travels paths of adventure on two destinations trips
HOUSTON, Texas – Girl Scout Anna C., an eighth grader at Pearland Junior High, participated in Girl Scouts of the USA’s destinations program over the summer, traveling on two trips to Georgia and Alabama. 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.
Anna's Georgia destination, titled Adrenaline Rush, took her on an exciting adventure where she and 23 fellow thrill seekers enjoyed whitewater rafting, mountain biking, paddle boating, kayaking, zip lining and even visiting a theme park in Atlanta to ride roller coasters.
He Alabama destination, titled Space Academy, took Anna to Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. While there, she experienced astronaut training simulators, visited the Area 51 Leadership Reaction Course and more.
"In Georgia, my favorite activity was whitewater rafting," said Anna. "And at Space Camp the Orian Mission was my favorite because I was a mission specialist who worked on the team to repair capsules."
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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