Start Your Adventure! Explore the Travel Pathway
Travel to Europe with GSWPA in 2015!
We believe that each and every girl deserves a chance to see the world! That’s why we developed these trips — to give you opportunities to learn about new cultures and meet new people. You'll also develop valuable skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. You know these skills from participating in the Girl Scout Programs, now sharpen them as you travel the world!
This option will take the place of the Swiss Challenge 2015 trip.
Interested in the trip?Have additional questions? Let us know!
GSWPA 2015 Trip to Switzerland and Italy
Pricing and Itinerary Information: (valid through March 31)
*Pricing is dependent on 6 girl travelers. Girl price will decrease with additional travelers.
Girls (ages 14-18) $4,344
Departure Date: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015
Return Date: Sunday, Jul 19, 2015
Number of Days: 11
Departure City: Pittsburgh
Take a closer look at the trip.
*Please note: Lunches (as noted on the itinerary) and a suggested tipping amount for the tour director, local guides, and bus drivers are not included. If GSWPA recruits more than six girls, the cost of the girl program price will decrease. (This is the highest program fee that would be charged to cover mandatory chaperone spots.)
About EF Tours
Every EF Tours includes airfare, ground transportation, comfortable hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, a full-time tour director and local guides, and the most extensive safety and security regulations in the industry. EF also offers the lowest prices, guaranteed, as well as unparalleled support for Girl Scout leaders, girls and their parents, making it easy, safeand affordable for your girls to experience the very best historic, cultural and natural sights in the world.
Step One: Apply with Council
Complete the council application for international travel above and send to:
Travel and Events Manager
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania
5681 Rt 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412
Please include a $100 application fee by March 31, 2014. Upon acceptance, a $250 deposit is due to council. (We are only accepting girl applications, the adult advisors have applied and are selected.)
Step Two: Enroll with EF Tours
Once you have been accepted as a participant, you can enroll online using the tour website (you will be sent a link) with a $95 deposit to EF Tours.
Payment Schedule to Council:
* $100 application fee (only refundable if not selected)
* $250 non-refundable deposit due before April 10
* $95 non-refundable enrollment fee to EF Tours (this is the only payment made directly to EF Tours)
* $150 due 45 days after enrollment
* $150 15 months prior to tour
* $200 due 10 months prior to tour
* Final payment due 130 days prior to departure
Money Earning Activities
We also know that money-earning is a large part of planning any trip! You'll be working with your fellow travelers and your Trip Advisors on planning money-earning activities to help reduce your out-of-pocket costs.
From learning about goal-setting and budgeting to team-building and event-planning, you can learn life skills while preparing for your tour. EF Tours has gathered many money-earning ideas and resources from years of working with group leaders and Girl Scouts and they invite you to "take a look": www.eftours.com/gsfundraising.
GSWPA's Travel Pathway Committee, supported by council, will also be available for guidance as you plan your trip and your money-earning activities.
*Scholarships are available through GSWPA following fundraising.
Please note: EF Tours offers an optional All-Inclusive Coverage Plan for $155. Payment is due immediately along with your $95 enrollment fee and is paid directly to EF Tours. Council International Extended Event Insurance is included in your cost.
* 150 days or more prior to departure: Full refund less the $95 Enrollment Fee, $100 application fee, $250 deposit and a $300 cancellation fee.*
* 149 to 110 days prior to departure: Full refund less the $95 Enrollment Fee, $100 application fee, $250 deposit and a $500 cancellation fee.*
* 109 to 30 days prior to departure: Full refund less the $95 Enrollment Fee, $100 application fee, $250 deposit and 50% of the Program Fee.*
* 29 days or less prior to departure: No refund will be issued.
Future International Trips
Since May, we've been asking you to participate in our international travel survey to help select our first destination. Our first four trips will focus on the Girl Scout World Centers in India, England, Mexico and Switzerland. The results are in for our first four trips so get ready and grab your passports!
2016: Pax Lodge, England
2017: Sangram, India
2018: Our Cabana, Mexico
Ride, Relax and Rejuvenate
Friday, May 30, 2014
Girl Grades: 6-12 and alumnae
Location: Cacapon State Park, 818 Cacapon Lodge Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Date: Fri. May 30-Sun. June 1
Time: Friday Edinboro pick up – 3:30pm, Monroeville pick up – 5pm
Sunday Monroeville drop off – approx. 5pm, Edinboro drop off – approx. 7pm
Cost: $250 per person. Price includes bus transportation, all meals, horseback fees and other program fees.
Important Dates: April 15: Non-refundable deposit ($75) and registration deadline. May 1: Final payment ($175)
Minimum Capacity: 14
Registration Deadline: April 15
Congratulations on a successful Girl Scout Year. Did you successfully complete a Gold or Silver Award? Perhaps completed a journey with an amazing take action project? Whatever your significant achievement will be this year, plan to celebrate it at America’s First Spa in Berkeley Spring, WV. Stay in modern, air conditioned cabins at Cacapon State Park (cabins have cable TV!). We'll enjoy a one-hour horseback ride, relaxing by the beach and a visit to Harper's Ferry National Historical Park on Sunday. Enjoy a catered buffet breakfast each morning, a cookout by the lake with s'mores on Saturday evening, and lunch on Sunday in Harper's Ferry. So grab your iPod, your favorite book, a beech bag (don't forget your hiking boots) and head off to a weekend of relaxation. Transportation will pick up and drop off at the following locations: Edinboro & Monroeville.