Travel Opportunities

Provincially Sponsored Events and Nationally Sponsored Events - Domestic and International

Generally, trips are announced in the fall of each year with the application and selection process taking place in December/January. The trips themselves are usually scheduled during the summer months. Be sure to check the National Website for upcoming travel opportunities!

Independent Travel

You can plan an independent trip to a World Centre or another country with your unit or for a group of girls from your District, Area or Province. For more information on planning an independent trip consult the International section of Safe Guide and contact your Area International Adviser. It takes approximately two full years to plan an independent trip. As you move forward in developing your plans you will need to continue to be in close contact with the International Assessor and nl-international@girlguides.ca for approval of your plans.

Trips must be planned using Safe Guide and should contain a Guiding component. GGC will not approve any trip experience of which the itinerary is for the most part entertainment and/or vacation based. This includes, but is not limited to, cruises, all-inclusive resorts or vacation destinations, or any other generally perceived “vacation” travel.

Fundraising for independent travel cannot begin until the trip has been approved and fundraising has been authorized. Fundraising to support trip activities (including travel) must be planned in accordance with the governance policy 01-19-01 and accompanying Procedures and Guidelines (found on Member Zone). Fundraising can only take place if 75% of the participants are youth members at the start of planning. Fundraising is not permitted for adult-only trips.

Upcoming Provincial Travel

This trip has been rescheduled for 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador Council is organizing a trip to Our Chalet, in Switzerland, in the summer of 2023, and is looking for one additional girl to join a group of eight girls, and two adult Members. The additional girl must be finished her first year of Rangers by July 2023. If this sounds interesting to you, read the details below and apply!

Trip description

Our Chalet 2023 will be a trip to Our Chalet, the Girl Guide World Centre in Adelboden, Switzerland. Girls will meet other girls from all over the world, while experiencing Swiss culture, hiking and participating in WAGGGS activities

Where

Adelboden, Switzerland.

When

July 20-31, 2023

  • July 20: Girls will travel overnight to Switzerland from St. John’s international airport
  • July 21-23: Girls will tour around Zurich or Geneva
  • July 23-29: Girls will be at Our Chalet
  • July 29-31: Girls will return to Zurich or Geneva
  • July 31: Fly back to St. John’s

Who:

One additional NL 3rd year Pathfinder or Ranger

Cost:

$2500

Qualifications:

  • This is an all-female event
  • All Guiders must have completed security checks as required by their organization; one adult must have Standard First Aid
  • It is recommended that the Guiders have supervision experience with Pathfinders and Rangers

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online Application form, and provide two references, one from within Guiding (i.e. Guiding Reference) and one reference not involved in Guiding (i.e. Non-Guiding Reference). Applicants should send their referees the link to the online Reference form.

Deadline for application AND references to be received is no later than February 28, 2022 at 4 p.m.

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