Frequently Asked Questions

We've curated these trips specifically for Girl Scout alums and supporters, and we realize that you may have questions.

Check out some frequently asked questions below.

Learn more about small-group adventures and Club Adventures on their frequently asked questions page.

About the Partnership

As of February 10, 2022, Girl Scouts of the USA and Club Adventures, AAA’s small-group adventure tour operator, have entered into a licensing agreement to co-brand small-group tours designed especially for Girl Scout alums and supporters

Our goal is to provide inspiring experiences that will engage our alums and strengthen their ties to Girl Scouting for life. For many Girl Scout alums, their troop offered the first travel opportunities of their lives, and this is a chance to connect back to that nostalgia. It is also an opportunity to offer a first-time adult Girl Scout experience for the 50 million alums who have not connected with us since childhood, welcoming them back to the sisterhood in style. 

This curated collection of trips is designed to have a maximum of 16 travelers in each group, with a minimum of 11 passengers required for the trip to take place.

These tours are designed for a diverse group of women of various ages, ranging from as young as 18 to 65 and up. In situations where the planned activities involved require mobility, less strenuous options will be offered. Please note, Club Adventures and Girl Scouts cannot guarantee that any departure will be exclusively female.  

These tours are designed with women in mind, but anyone who is over the age of 18 who supports the mission of Girl Scouts is welcome to attend.

Yes! You have to be a member at the time of travel. Annual adult membership is $25. Lifetime Membership, which includes a variety of benefits, is $200 for alums under the age of 30 and volunteers with ten or more years of service. The cost of Lifetime Membership is $400 for everyone else. 

Yes! If you have at least six people in the group, you can sign up for a Just Our Crew private adventure with Club Adventures. For international trips, Girl Scouts (and all travelers on the trip) should be Cadette level 6th grade or older. If you are traveling with minors (or “girl members”), remember to follow all Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints for Trips/Travel, and to let your local council know that you’re planning to take a trip; they’ll need to approve your plans.  

Our trips that visit the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia and WAGGGS World Centres – such as Our Chalet  – include pinning ceremonies that celebrate first visit to the site.

So, you may be wondering, do you need to bring an adult uniform for these events? Fortunately for your luggage allowance, the answer is no.

 

That said, if you have a favorite Girl Scout scarf and pin, feel free to tuck those away in your suitcase for these occasions. You can also buy scarves and pins, along with casual adult clothing, in advance of your trip at the Girl Scout Shop. You may also find that many Girl Scout adults reach for navy clothing for these ceremonies, and that is fine, too. Just know that there is no required dress code for any moments on your tour.

All Girl Scout-branded tours include: 

Pre-Trip Document Party  

  • Designed for travelers who have already booked, these events will be in person with the local AAA agent for council-led trips and virtual for GSUSA trips. 

 

Woman-focused Cultural Experiences   

  • These could include a cooking experience with a local chef or home cook, a tour of a woman-founded business, or a tour of a museum or gallery that showcases a woman artist. 

 

“Desserts and Chat” With Your Girl Scout Host   

  • Look for storytelling, a discussion of ways to connect with Girl Scouts as an adult, and local delicacies.

 

Closing Ceremony  

  • These networking moments include an opportunity to establish ways of keeping in touch, a reflection activity, and a friendship circle. (Remember those?)  

All Girl Scout tours include visits with local women in the community that is being visited, supporting their endeavors as entrepreneurs. 

What are the rules around vaccination and testing?

As of September 1, 2021, all travelers and Club Adventures Local Leaders are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. This provides a safer and better experience for all adventurers and helps protect the local communities we visit from strained healthcare systems and localized outbreaks. Answers to other safety-related questions can be found on the Club Adventures Safety Protocols page.  

 

What are the rules around masking? 

Safety is our first priority. Trip participants will be required to social distance when possible and wear a mask whenever required by local health officials. See more on the Club Adventures Safety Protocols page. 

 

What happens if COVID-19 affects our trip? 

Club Adventures is constantly monitoring and assessing destinations as the safety and security of travelers is of the utmost importance. Should the decision be made to move your trip, Club Adventures will work to find a suitable new departure date for the entire group. If the new departure does not work for a traveler, their MOVEable deposit can be applied to any other Girl Scout departure or Club Adventures itinerary within two years of cancellation.  

 

What happens if there is a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case on our trip? 

If you or someone else on your trip has symptoms of COVID-19 while traveling with us, we will assist with access to appropriate medical care as quickly as possible. We will follow the advice of local health authorities on whether a COVID-19 test is required, whether there is a need to self-isolate or quarantine or whether there is a risk to other travelers in the group. We will help contact family and friends, if needed, as well as support with translation services at hospitals or medical centers and in contacting insurance companies and airlines to make arrangements to return home, if required.  

Should COVID-19 be confirmed, our full health and safety protocols will be enacted, including informing local health authorities, informing the group of the potential exposure, and sanitation protocols such as deep cleaning and disinfecting of accommodation and transport.  

Please note that while we will assist to ensure that you get all the help and support you need, any expenses for testing, treatment, or self-isolation will need to be covered by you and your travel insurer, so please ensure you have access to funds while traveling in case of this or other emergencies.  

For more information, please visit clubadventures.com/girlscouts or call 844-565-0453.

For emergencies, please contact the AAA Vacations Emergency Number – 800-284-8300.

About Girl Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.  

An alum is anyone who was a Girl Scout as a child at any level for any amount of time. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or higher – it all counts!

These tours are designed for Girl Scout alums, with nostalgia baked right in, but adults who are Girl Scout supporters are also welcome to join 

Supporters are people who believe in Girl Scouts’ mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place— this often includes troop leaders and adult volunteers who were not Girl Scouts as children. These tours are designed with women in mind, though anyone who is an alum or supporter is welcome to join.  Please note, Club Adventures and Girl Scouts cannot guarantee that any departure will be exclusively female. 

You know Girl Scouts of the USA as the preeminent leadership development opportunity for girls, and now we have launched the Girl Scout Network for adults. This community is made up of supporters and alums — women who were Girl Scouts at any level as children, from Daisies on up to Ambassadors — from across the country who believe in supporting girls, and each other. Benefits of the Girl Scout Network include invitations to special events and our monthly digital newsletter. We encourage all Girl Scout alums and supporters to sign up; registration is free.

About Private Group Trips for Girls

Girl Scouts and Club Adventures have created these programs for alums aged 18 and over. We do allow for kids as young as 15 to travel with an adult. Unfortunately, at this time we don’t have programs for school aged Girl Scouts. However, girls under 18 can travel in a private group with the guidelines below. 

  • Groups must apply to their local Girl Scout council for permission to travel as a Girl Scout group.  They should do this at the beginning of their planning process.
  • Girl Scout volunteers/group leaders are responsible for ensuring that all trip activities align with Girl Scout guidelines as published annually in our Safety Activity Checkpoints. Please note that these documents vary by Girl Scout council.
  • For international trips, all travelers must be at least Cadette level or in 6th grade or older.  Some Girl Scout councils may limit international travel to entering 9th graders and older, or may make decisions on a case-by-case basis (e.g. if a group has never traveled outside their state, the council might not approve an international trip until they build more experience.)
  • At least two, unrelated adults, including one woman, must accompany each group. (More information about ratios can be found in Safety Activity Checkpoints). Girl Scouts currently recommends at least three unrelated adults, in case a member of the group must quarantine.
  • Girl Scout girl members do not travel to any locations ranked “Level 4 : Do Not Travel” by the US Department of State (even if the ranking is solely based on COVID-19 risk). Groups must obtain special permission from their local council to travel to locations ranked “Level 3: Reconsider Travel”.
  • Adults are not required to sleep in the same space (i.e. hotel room) as girls; if they do, there should be at least two unrelated adult women in the room.
  • Each participant has her own bed. Parent/guardian permission must be obtained if girls are to share a bed. Adults/girls do not share a bed, although some councils may make exceptions for mothers/daughters.
  • For international trips, trip leaders should travel with notarized permission forms (these vary by council) signed by parents. This best practice is strongly recommended by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection and will help keep girls safe, as well as avoid potential delays at border crossings.
  • At least one adult should be trained in First Aid.
  • Every participant travelling internationally should visit their own doctor to discuss their travel health requirements and any vaccinations or medications necessary.