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Girls Take Action on Poverty, Environment, Gender “We’re proud to say that we worked together to plan until we couldn’t plan anymore,” said Erin Chant, Girl Scout Ambassador and member of the Girls’ World Forum Girl Planning Team. “We discussed, sometimes we argued, and we worked on it until even the smallest of details was covered.”    In March 2011, 18 local teens began work to develop, organize and host the Girls’ World Forum, an event for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 80 countries and 86 US councils. The delegations spent the week of July 12 - 16 discussing three UN Millennium Development Goals that focused on ending extreme poverty, promoting environmental sustainability and establishing gender equity. Forum workshops also focused on

Global STEM Awareness World Travel 101 Whether you’re planning a trip around town or the world, learn to be savvy travelers! Learn useful tips for planning a trip, how to get there, where to stay, what to bring, and how to make friends along the way. Cook a light dinner to share with global travelers staying at the Chicago Hostel.

While they were busy finding solutions to some of the most trying issues facing our world today, the girls did not miss the opportunity to make global connections that could last a lifetime, learning something in the process. “The first day of this international forum was nothing less than amazing,”

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Day Tripper How do tourists and locals manage the hustle and bustle of traffic, commuting and sightseeing in Chicago? Find out with this day-long travel experience! Visit Chicago’s hostel and learn to navigate the CTA on the way to a ton of attractions. Choose a wintertime holiday adventure or a springtime exploration of the city’s many cultures.

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self-esteem, advocacy and other issues facing teen girls today. Each delegation, made up of two girls and a young adult chaperone, worked together throughout the week to build a “Take Action” plan for their return home. Many of the attendees used this international gathering of to collaborate with young women from other countries and communities so they could take action together.

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said Mandy Ehlert, also a member of the Girl Planning Team. “I was blown away by the incredible interactions between delegates from across the planet!” Attendees spent the week sharing their cultures with each other. Delegations performed dances and songs from their native countries, and together they learned about the many different ways people think and communicate across the globe.   “Seeing these interactions with girls from all over truly showed me how this international forum is breaking down barriers to reveal the sisterhood enjoyed by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides,” Mandy said.

Financial Environmental Education/ Global STEM Literacy Awareness & Outdoor Entrepreneurship Skills Travel Toolkit Overnight Stay the night and learn about travelling at home and internationally, including how to plan, budget and fundraise for a trip. See presentations on GSUSA destinations, educational tours and the Peace Corps. Includes snacks, patch and breakfast.

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On My Own Whether heading to college or across borders, solo travel as a woman can be a powerful growth experience. Prep work before you go will help you make the most of your journey. An experienced female traveler will share tips on budgeting, accommodations, safety and cultural customs. Share ideas and a meal with globe-trekkers at Hostelling International Chicago!

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Introducing our new travel pathway! It’s our goal to broaden your world through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. This council is going GLOBAL, and we want you to COME ALONG!

Explore the Midwest Looking for a weekend getaway or are you ready for your first trip without family? Check out hese local travel programs.

Key Lime Cove “Stay-cation”

February 22-24, 2013 and May17-19, 2013 All Ages Need a getaway? Let loose at Key Lime Cove’s water park in Gurnee, IL! Go down all the slides, spend the night on Friday and Saturday, and jump over to Gurnee Mills for some shopping or to Six Flags Great America on Sunday. Cost includes accommodations for 4 or 6 people and admission to the water park and Leapin’ Lizards activity area, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Watch our website and Facebook page for pricing. Code 19001

Explore Chicago!

March 2013; 5th grade and older Feel like tourists have seen more of Chicago than you have? Spend the weekend at Hostelling International in Chicago playing tourist in your own city! Share a spaghetti dinner with the hostel’s guests from around the world in a special, international experience. Spend the day being a tourist! Go on a boat tour or head over to Museum Campus, or Navy Pier, or take in a concert at Millennium Park: the possibilities are endless! Code 19002; Cost:$200/girl; Max: 25

Rocks and Rides

May 2013; 6th grade and older It’s time to leave the indoor climbing walls and community pools behind! Head on up to Baraboo, Wisconsin to test out your climbing skills with trained professionals on real rocks at Devils’ Lake State Park, and then let loose on roller coasters and water rides in the Wisconsin Dells! Code: 19003; Cost: $325/girl; Max: 30

Snow Skis and Water Slides

6th grade and older Don’t hibernate during the winter months! Head on up to Baraboo, Wisconsin to break out your skiing and snowboarding skills or learn from trained professionals at Devils’ Head Resort, and then get a taste of summer at an indoor water park in the Wisconsin Dells! Shake off the winter blues! Code: 19004; Cost: $325; Max: 30

Motor up to Minnesota!

December 2012, March 2013 5th grade and older Shop ‘till you drop! Join us for a bus trip up to the Twin Cities to visit the Mall of America! Spend your weekend riding the rides, exploring the SeaLife Minnesota Aquarium, and shopping in the MoA’s more than 400 stores without sales tax. In December, it’s the perfect way to get all your holiday shopping done early. Cost: $225 (approx) per girl + spending money; Capacity: 100 Code: 19005 December Code 19006 March

Explore the U.S.

The United States is your country, and it’s time to get out and see it! We are offering three annual trips within the United States. Nothing says summer to Girl Scouts like outdoor adventures; so put your outdoor skills to the test in America’s playground, the beautiful Colorado. A Girl Scout career is not complete without visiting the Birthplace of it all—Savannah, Georgia, and we want to make sure you get a chance to go which is why we’ll be making this council-wide trip an annual occasion. This year we’re introducing another annual excursion we’re calling our “Road Trip.” Next year’s girls will even have a chance to help design the road trip. Do you want to go to Canada, the Niagara Falls and New York; or go west to explore our National Parks in South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado; or fly to Seattle or Boston and drive down the coast? We’re taking your input to make every trip unforgettable.

Savannah: The Birthplace

Yearly, Summer, June, 4 days 6th grade and older Join us on a trip to the Birthplace of the Girl Scout movement! Transplant yourself back to the time of the founding: Historic Savannah via Carriage tour, Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace, the First Girl Scout Headquarters, Andrew Low House and the Laurel Grove Cemetery. Participate in the Girl Scout Militia Program at Old Fort Jackson, take a dolphin cruise, visit Tybee Island, and maybe you’ll even see some ghosts on the Savannah Ghost Walk! Cost: $1,200 (approx) per girl; Code: 19020 Capacity: 30 min, 80 max

Explore Colorado!

June 16-23, 2013 7th grade or older Summer is the time for adventure and exploring the Great Outdoors; so join us on a trip to Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park, Colorado for a week of fun outdoor adventures next summer! Customize your trip with activities including white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, ropes courses, zip line, climbing wall, roller skating, swimming, team building and much more. It’s truly the trip of a lifetime! Cost: $1,000-$1,200 per girl/adult Please contact Janelle Romero at jromero@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or 312-912-6357 if you are interested.

Road Trip 2013: Drive South, Think Global!

July 2013, 6-7 days 7th grade and older This summer our Road Trip’s destination is the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas! Experience the Heifer Ranch firsthand where nothing – shelter, food, water, or cooking fuel – can be taken for granted. Along the way we’ll be stopping in Springfield, IL, St. Louis, MO and Memphis, TN to visit the Abraham Lincoln’s Home, the Gateway Arch, National Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street and much more! At our destination, we’ll be participating in their Global Challenge program doing globally themed team building exercises, preparing a meal with limited resources, and spending a night in the Global Village. Cost: $700. (approx) per girl; Capacity: 40 min, max 80; Code: 19022

Explore the World

Through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), you have sisters all over the world! Take an international trip to one of three destinations and learn firsthand about other cultures. This incredible occasion is a wonderful capstone to your Girl Scout travel experience. Start planning now for these once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities!

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Discover Mexico

July 2013, annual trip, 9 Days 8th grade and older Find you passports and brush up on your Spanish: we’re going to Mexico! Transport yourself deep into the rich, colorful traditions of Mexico. Delve into Mexico City’s vibrant culture, explore Taxco and its silversmithing, and admire the cliff divers in Acapulco. For the culmination of the trip, join Girl Scouts from all over the world at Our Cabana, the largest WAGGGS World Centre, for a two-day program and community service project! Cost: <$2,000 per girl; Code 19024 July 2013 Capacity: 25 per trip (21 girls and 4 adults)

From London to Lucerne

Summer 2014 and after Odd Years, June or July, 11 Days 9th grade and older Three European cities – London, Paris, and Lucerne. Two WAGGGS World Centres. One unforgettable tour. Girl Scouts will experience the best of both worlds as incredible adventures take them through the bustling streets of London, Paris and high up into the Swiss Alps. The girls will stay at Pax Lodge and our Chalet and will have special pinning ceremonies – making their visits forever memorable and meaningful. Cost: $2,100 (approx) per girl Capacity: 25 (21 girls and 4 adults) Code: 19025

Incredible India

Summer 2014, Even Years, June or July, 11 Days 9th grade and older Extend your fun with The Jungle Book at the Goodman Theater by taking a trip to Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration! India will amaze you with its size, glamour, and diversity. Experience the ornate and historic sites throughout India’s Golden Triangle. Admire Old Delhi, explore Jaipur’s Amber Fort, and discover the Taj Mahal. Make a special visit to Sangam, the WAGGGS World Centre in Pune, where you’ll spend two nights and participate in Girl Scout programs. Cost: $2,100 (approx) per girl Capacity: 25 (21 girls/4 adults); Code 19026

Get a taste of India by seeing “The Jungle Book” at the Goodman Theatre and participating in our Discover India series (see page 20)! Start learning now and take a trip to see the real India in 2014 or 2016! Stay tuned for more information about these fun workshops.

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Code

Program

160023

Day Tripper

12/8/2012

Start Date

160043

Travel Toolkit Overnight

2/2/2013

160013

World Travel 101

160033

Day Tripper

End Date

Time

Min

Max

Location

$ Girl

$ Adult

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10

60

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

12

10

3 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

30

115

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

20

20

3/23/2013

3 - 7:30 p.m.

10

60

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

10

0

4/27/2013

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10

60

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

12

10

2/3/2013

seniors and ambassadors Code

Program

Start Date

160023

Day Tripper

12/8/2012

160043

Travel Toolkit Overnight

2/2/2013

160423

On My Own (ONLY Ambassadors!)

160013 160033

End Date

Time

Min

Max

Location

$ Girl

$ Adult

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10

60

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

12

10

3 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

30

115

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

20

20

3/9/2013

3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

10

50

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

8

3

World Travel 101

3/23/2013

3 - 7:30 p.m.

10

60

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

10

0

Day Tripper

4/27/2013

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10

60

Hostel International, 24 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL

12

10

2/3/2013

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