GSGWM International Trips
These GSGWM trips are organized by internationally recognized tour company EF Tours, and chaperoned by GSGWM staff and volunteers. Any registered Girl Scout who is over the age of 14 at the time of the trip may register for these amazing trips. Adults may register through EF or apply to be in charge of a trip through council. Both individual girls and troops may register.
Three European capitals combine to provide countless incredible memories for your troop—from the hospitality of the Irish, to the sophistication of the English, to the romance of Parisians. Find out why Dublin has so many colorful doors, see where Shakespeare drew his early inspiration, and put your camera’s memory to the test with photos of the Eiffel Tower! Click here for more details.
Dublin, London, Paris Chaperones:
Sheila Morris hails from Concord, NH and has been a Girl Scout for 24 years, 15 as a leader. She has served over 200 girls during her leadership years and is currently a leader in three troops. She is the Community Cookie Chair and the Volunteer Support Coordinator. She has said that "Scouts is my full time unpaid job where I get paid with girls' smiles, and get to see girls learning to become leaders, work in a group to make decisions, and experiencing new things!" She has three daughters (20, 18, & 16) all of whom are involved in scouting. She has traveled regularly with her troops and has been able to try things, learn, explore and see places because of Girl Scouts. In fact, she just went zip lining through the treetops in Honduras and snorkeling in Cozumel with her Ambassador troop while on their cruise. Sheila is outgoing and happy! She loves to read, go to the beach, and play with her three dogs.
Arianne Bedard, GSGWM MARCOM Specialist
A former Daisy and Brownie, Arianne joined GSGWM in May 2015. Arianne holds a BS in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship & Strategy Consulting from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College. She has lived abroad in Italy, traveled extensively throughout Europe, India, and Brazil, and loves the broadening worldview that travel has to offer. When she’s not at work, Arianne enjoys volunteering her time at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. She currently sits on the Board of Directors and Community Involvement Committee for the Manchester Young Professionals Network, as well as the Young Friends of the Currier Steering Committee. Arianne also works as a painting instructor at Graffiti Paintbar in Nashua, NH.
Linda Droege lives in Southwestern Vermont, just outside historic Bennington. A life-long Scout, she has traveled extensively with Girl Scouts as a National Delegate to 3 triennium conventions, twice more as girl chaperone for GSLI, and once as a chaperone for her own troop attending the convention. Her travels abroad began in High School with trips to Britain, to Ireland, and to Scotland, followed by 4 years living and teaching in Greece after college. The last 10 years have seen many troop trips in the US -- to California, to Atlanta and Savannah, and also to Canada. A leader since 1992, Linda currently has troops in 3 levels and is excited to take her first overseas Girl Scout trip. Linda is a professional baker, and avid jazz fan, a mystery addict, and a lover of all forms of art. She runs a summer Girl Sports program in Bennington, and has been a day camp volunteer since the 90's.
Delve deep into the history and culture. The capital city was once the center of an empire, and today Britain’s age-old traditions come at you from many angles – from the stage of a West End theater to a plate of fish and chips to the ringing chimes of Big Ben. Click here to learn more.
Service tours provide an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a new culture in a unique and meaningful way. In addition to your Service Learning activities, you’ll enjoy the biodiversity of this beautiful country from every angle by visiting the hot springs of the Arenal region, hiking to La Fortuna Waterfall, visiting INBioparque, taking an exciting zip-line canopy tour and even going kayaking. Click here to learn more.
Poacher Encampment – Summer 2017
What exactly is Poacher 2017? A Girl Guide and Boy Scout event in Lincolnshire England which brings together over 5,000 people for a week of fun, friendship, and lots of activities. You’ll be tenting with Guides from Cleethorpe, England. Girls who participate in this week should also register for Hello London above. For more information and to receive an application contact Melissa Mason.
Questions? Contact Melissa Mason.