destinations fall into six travel categories:
International: Travel outside the United States is one of the best ways to learn about other cultures—and yourself. How about camping in Austria, rafting in Costa Rica, or soaking up the culture of India—one of the world’s oldest civilizations.
Outdoors: You could explore Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in sea kayaks or visit Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Observatory and Volcanoes National Park. Or maybe you’d rather go canyoneering in California, biking through Michigan, or trekking across the Colorado Rockies on horseback?
Science: Ever dream of being an astronaut? Then Space Camp® at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is for you. More interested in marine or aquatic biology? Then hop aboard a schooner with real-life scientists and learn about weather, waves, and zooplankton.
People: Travel from New York City to Washington, D.C., to trail the history and future of women in leadership, community activism, and advocacy. Or maybe you’d prefer exploring the Mall of America in Minnesota, home to more than 520 shops, the nation’s largest amusement park, and the biggest underground aquarium.
Apprenticeships: Calling all budding biologists, anthropologists, geologists, and archaeologists! How would you like to survey Alaska’s Copper River Delta, ancestral home of the Eyak people? Or perhaps your desired apprenticeship runs more along the lines of training with special education professionals to become a counselor at a camp for girls with disabilities.
Getaways: These two- to four-day events take place all over the country and don’t require a Girl Scout destinations application. A Getaway can be anything from a Broadway career workshop in New York City to a home-building project with a local Habitat for Humanity group. Age requirements and length of event vary, but with all the choices of Getaways you’re sure to find one tailor-made for you.