It’s no secret that Girl Scouts explore the outdoors, become entrepreneurs as they sell cookies, and learn so many important skills while earning badges and the highest awards.
But did you know that in addition to all of this, through the Girl Scout Destinations travel program, girls are able to experience life-changing adventures across the world?
We recently heard from Emma, a Girl Scout from New Bedford, who traveled to Our Cabaña, a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Centre located in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the “City of Eternal Spring.”
Over the New Year break, Emma was able to explore Mexico’s culture and traditions. She arrived in Mexico alongside Girl Scouts from across the country. Together, they made amazing memories while traveling to and experiencing Tepoztlán, celebrating Three Kings Day, and taking part in a Mexican fiesta. They were also able to immerse themselves further into this new culture as they served at a local orphanage.
In addition to these adventures, Emma gained inspiration for creating change. One particular program called “Stop the Violence” stood out to her. She relayed that it was “serious program about women’s right and the struggles we face today,” and they discussed “simple ways we can change the inequality.” One example Emma shared is examining and reassigning tasks and responsibilities that have traditionally been gender-coded.
Between the cultural immersion, service to the community, and lessons learned about global change for women, Emma’s experience sounds like an adventure of a lifetime.
Learn more about the many travel opportunities available to Girl Scouts, and make your dream trip a reality!