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Troop Trips & High Risk Activities

Troop trips can take a Girl Scout troop on a field trip to the nearest fire station, a trip to Yellowstone Park, or even a trip to Rome.  Girls can enjoy a day of skiing, a team-building session on the local ropes course, or they may want to spend the evening at an indoor trampoline park. 

Wherever your troop trip takes you, GSMW will help provide a safe and memorable experience through our online Troop Trip & High Risk Activity Request process. 

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If your troop is meeting somewhere other than your normal location / time, doing a high risk activity, or if your troop is going on a trip together, our online Troop Trip & High Risk Activity Request Form will guide you in providing the necessary information to GSMW, therefore aligning your activity / trip for required Girl Scout Insurance standards. 

At least two weeks before your scheduled tripprepare to submit your request by clicking on the Troop Trip & High Risk Activity Request link below.  Please read the first page carefully.  The online form is not savable, so the first page will instruct you to gather the right information before getting started.

Preparing Your Submission

When submitting this form, please be aware that this  IS NOT a savable form, so be prepared to include or upload the following information: 

  • Roster of all participants, adult and child, with phone numbers
  • Adults must be registered and background checked to serve as chaperones for the troop
  • Tagalongs are discouraged
  • Detailed travel itinerary (including start/end dates, addresses & times)
  • Name(s) of adult(s) certified in applicable trainings and date of certification (i.e. CPR & First Aid, Outdoor Training, Lifeguard, etc.)
  • Transportation plan including drivers, passengers, license numbers, and vehicle and auto insurance details
  • Additional insurance form (if non-Girl Scouts are attending OR for a trip lasting longer than 3 days and 2 nights) 
Important Documents to Review

Please be sure to review the following documents as you plan your trip or high risk activity. 

Volunteer Essentials (Appendix: For Travel Volunteers)
 Safety Activity Checkpoints
 High Risk Activity List


Submit a Troop Trip & High Risk Activity Form

Contact Customer Care if you have questions or need help.

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Getaways

Pre-planned “Getaways” are also available to your troop.  GSUSA has gathered amazing trip leaders and companies to give Girl Scouts all over the country a chance to canoe, act on Broadway, study astronomy, and more.

Getaways are short and affordable travel programs designed specifically for Girl Scout troops who want help planning an adventure-filled trip in the United States.  You pick the trips and the dates, and the activity providers will do the rest!  

Check out the list of trips and planning instructions

 

Are you wondering what your troop is ready for?

Start by looking at the Guide to U.S. Travel.  Then, your next step might be checking out pages 8-11 in the Adult Guide to Girl Scout Global Travel.  Encourage your girls’ pursuit of travel by
asking them about their travel dreams and goals.