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Teen Travel Opportunities


Mamma Mia! Our council is going to ITALY!

Mark your calendars for June 11-20, 2017, when girls and adults from GSCSA will take the Grand Tour of Italy with EF Tours, including visits to Venice, Florence, the Sorrento region and Rome. There are also trip extensions to Pisa and Capri available!

The trip is open to any registered Girl Scout 14 and older and/or female adult.

We started planning early to give you the most time to save up – and to provide the best rate possible. Contact Amanda Johnson for the most updated price information.

There are several payment plans available through EF Tours to make the trip more affordable. There is also a GSCSA Travel Grant available for up to $500. 

While you are counting down the days, check out the itinerary here!

Check out the itinerary here and email Amanda Meade for more information!


Scuba Trip

Come with us to sunny Pensacola Beach Florida for our second SCUBA trip in July 2016! The trip takes place July 10-15, 2016, and is open to girls age 12 and up. We will stay at Camp Kugelman, which is owned by the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle.

You will earn your Open Water Diver Certification by working with certified instructors in the pool and ocean. There is a written test on the first day of the trip that girls will prepare for before departure. Study materials will be provided.

Trip prerequisites:

  • You must bring your own mask, snorkel, and fins, or purchase at the SCUBA shop in Florida upon arrival. High-quality gear is required for diving; we do not suggest purchasing discount brand snorkel gear, as it might not last.
  • You must be a confident swimmer, and be able to pass a swim test consisting of: 200 yards swim (any stroke, no gear) without stopping and float/tread water for 10 minutes without stopping.
  • You must bring your own water resistant / waterproof watch, suitable to at least 100 meters.

There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting June 25, 2016 at Camp Tanasi. This meeting is for parents and girls to ask the chaperones any remaining questions, fill out paperwork, and for girls to take a swim test.

Trip price is $975 per girl. It includes all transportation, meals, activities, lodging, SCUBA certification, and class.

The minimum number of girls required for this trip to take place is 6, and the maximum number of girls is 10. If the maximum is reached, there will be a $125 discount per girl, making the trip $850 per girl. Invite a friend and everyone wins! The $125 discount will only be offered if 10 girls participate. 

A deposit of $150 is required upon registration, with final payment due by June 24, 2016. GSCSA Travel Grants of up to $500 WILL be accepted for this trip. Applications available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Teen Programs Manager Paula Irwin at

Register for scuba trip.



Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors – you are officially invited to come with us on a Savannah adventure June 5-9, 2016!

We’ll tour the Birthplace Museum, ride a trolley around the city, enjoy a dolphin shore cruise, visit Tybee Island, and much more!

There are two travel options:

Option 1: You travel with GSCSA staff as your chaperones. (20 spots available)
·  Price: $500 / girl (transportation to and from Knoxville is included)

Option 2: You travel with your troop, bring your own adult chaperones, and provide your own transportation to and from Savannah. (28 spots available)
·  Price: $350 / person (adults: please only register enough adults to meet adult-to-girl ratios. This is for capacity reasons)

Meals and lodging are included in both prices. We will be staying at Camp Low, which is owned by the Girl Scout Council of Historic Georgia.

Register here.

Teen Travel Grant

We have some incredible council-sponsored trips coming up, and so many great GSUSA Destinations to choose from! We want as many of you as possible to go on these adventures, so we are offering the chance to apply for a Travel Grant!

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can apply for up to $500 to put towards travel costs! If you add a grant to your saved cookie funds, you could pay for half a trip, or maybe even an ENTIRE trip!

Both girls in troops and individually-registered members are eligible to apply for this grant once per year. Applications are due annually on November 15 and March 15 to be considered. See the application for other details and exclusions.

To apply, send the completed form to Amanda M. Johnson at the Knoxville Service Center. It’s important to fill the application out entirely, and to read all directions.

Of course, you can call us at any time with questions. 1-800-474-1912.

Applications can also be emailed to or mailed to the Knoxville Service Center. 

Costa Rica

What are you doing June 2018?

You’re coming with us to COSTA RICA!

The Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians invites YOU to come with us on a 10-day journey into an ecological paradise!

We’ll explore Costa Rica’s lush rainforests, towering volcanoes, and breathtaking waterfalls! You’ll take a tour of the Crocodile River, visit a local school, and plant trees! You’ll see some of the world’s most magnificent plant and animal habitats, and incredible natural beauty beyond what you’ve ever imagined.

Even better? We’re traveling with the experts! EF Tours provides super-experienced guides to make sure this is a trip you’ll never forget.

Early signups are recommended to hold your space, and to secure the best possible price. Low monthly payment options are available.

The trip is open to girls age 14 and up. Parents are invited to journey with us – Dads too!

Interested? Visit here and click Enroll Now!

Make sure to check out the outline of the trip’s itinerary and see all the fun we’ll have!

If you have questions, or would like to schedule someone to talk to your troop or service unit, email Tour Leader Oreon Millard, at