There’s nothing like a Guiding trip to enable girls to see
the world – and themselves – in a whole new way. Girl Guides of
Canada’s nationally-sponsored travel experiences offer girls the chance
to increase their understanding of global issues, explore new cultures
and communities, and develop a sense of belonging to the global
sisterhood of Guiding.
2018 TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES
Applications open September 5, 2017
For Girls 14-15 Years of Age
(at the time of the trip)
SYDNEY JAMBOREE 2018, AUSTRALIA
September 26 – October 8, 2018
Girl Guides Australia is hosting an incredible camping event
for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world. Bring your
spirit of adventure as you explore the natural beauty, unique history,
and cultural diversity of Sydney and surrounding areas Down Under.
You’ll participate in a wide range of activities including canoeing,
hiking, outdoor cooking, crafts, swimming, games, and more!
JOURNEY THROUGH LONDON 2018, PAX LODGE, ENGLAND
August 8 – August 19, 2018
This is your chance to travel to Pax Lodge and explore London
alongside Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from across the world. You’ll
make unforgettable memories as you tour London’s amazing attractions,
take the Leadership Challenge and participate in a community service
project in the local area. You’ll also spend evenings at the theatre,
participate in international activities, and celebrate the spirit of
Guiding in the city where it all began!
Girls 16-18 Years of Age
(at the time of the trip)
SWISS CHALLENGE 8 – OUR CHALET, SWITZERLAND
August 19 – September 2, 2018
Discover the magic of WAGGGS’ first World Centre, Our Chalet!
On this trip, you’ll explore the beautiful Swiss Alps as you challenge
yourself through a variety of adventure activities such as hiking, rock
climbing, abseiling, and zip lining. You’ll also get to savour Swiss
culture as you tour picturesque towns, visit local shops, and even
sample authentic Swiss chocolate. Get ready to develop your leadership
skills, discover the natural environment and build international
friendships that can last a lifetime.
SEA ADVENTURE , OUR CABAÑA, MEXICO
November 8 – November 16, 2018
This trip has it all! Our Cabaña is offering an
amazing opportunity to discover the culture and traditions of Mexico
while also helping to preserve the lives of endangered sea turtles.
You’ll start the trip off exploring Our Cabaña before heading off to
Acapulco to volunteer at the Turtle Camp. You’ll play games on the
beach, visit the ruins of Teopanzolco and celebrate with girls from
around the world during a Mexican fiesta!
- 15 Girls - must still be registered as youth member of GGC at
the time of the trip
- 3 Guiders
As GGC is committed to the health and safety of its
members at all times, GGC reserves the right to cancel and/or
reschedule trips, as might be required.
In order to provide as many members as possible with the
opportunity to participate in nationally-sponsored trips, members are
eligible to partake in one domestic and
one international trip as follows:
- Once as a girl
- Once as a Guider
- Once as an adult participating in a WAGGGS event or GGC
determined endorsed event
- In a designated role as determined by the Board, i.e.:
Chief Commissioner, International Commissioner, CEO, etc.
COSTS AND FUNDRAISING
- Upon acceptance, a girl member may fundraise for her trip.
Please refer to GGC’s fundraising guidelines which are available on
Member Zone (ask your Guider to help you access these). As per the
fundraising policy, all girl members are expected to pay 10% of the
trip cost unless there is financial need.
- Girl applicants may be eligible for travel grants from her
province, area, unit, etc. It is recommended that she contact her
council to inquire about this potential funding.
- For adult members, the cost of the trip is covered through
the Jean Youngson Memorial Bequest to the Canadian World Friendship
- Fundraising by adult members is not permitted
as per GGC’s fundraising policy
Questions? Email us.
Participate in a Experiences Canada.
Check your province’s website to see what
other international opportunities are available.