Traveling is one of the really fun things for older girl scout troops to do. There are several trips being organized at the National level this year to the Washington Mall for a big songfest and to Savannah for a Camporee. There are also Destinations that girls can do individually and Bridging in San Francisco to do when you are Juniors and your troop may plan their own trip! If you are thinking about traveling in the next year or two you should know that council has some new resources and requirements.
First you’ll want to get a copy of the latest “Let’s Go!” our travel planning guide. You’ll see that a new workshop, Troop Tripping, will be required for leaders whose troops will take advanced domestic or international trips. The next three sessions are:
JUST SCHEDULED FOR SUNNYTRAILS: January 24th 6-8pm, Chula Vista Elk’s Club (registration link is up!)
Thursday, January 26, 6-9 pm, at the Escondido Program Center
Tuesday, May 1, 6-9 pm, in Florence Burnham Hall
Because Troop Tripping deals with the earlier stages of travel planning, it would be best to go to the January session if possible if you are planning to travel in the next year. The sessions are available for registration; just click on this link and then on “enrichment.” Check back in a few days if you don’t see the one scheduled in Chula Vista yet, Sandy just added that to the training calendar to help all the Sunnytrails troops who plan to travel this spring to the Savannah Camporee and who are Bridging in San Francisco. If you are planning to travel in 2012 or 2013 I urge you to take the training now so that you can be approved to travel with your troop!!
Please consult with me about your initial plans when your troop starts thinking about a trip. As your Activity Consultant I’m your best resource for information and advice, and of course–approval. 12 months ahead is a good time to let me know that you’re working toward a trip. Then we can check in a few times over the year while you’re planning. An email is fine to start and then as you get your training completed you can send in an activity approval and permission slip.