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International Travel

GSWPA 2016 Tour of England, Ireland and Wales

Spend 9 days exploring cities like Killarney, Dublin, and London along with a visit to Pax Lodge!

Full itinerary
* Girls (ages 14-18 at the time of travel) $4,368
* Adults (2 advisors will be selected) $600

Pricing is dependent on 6 girl travelers. Girl price will decrease with additional travelers.

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  • Departure Date: Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016
  • Return Date: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
  • Deadline to apply: September 30, 2014 (Adult Advisors – Sept 15)

    *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.


Application Information

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 Sept. 14, 2014. Upon acceptance, a $345 deposit is due to council.

Step Two: Pay Your Deposit
Once you have been accepted as a participant, $345 is due to to GSWPA. This includes your enrollment fee to EF Tours.

Payment Schedule to Council:

* $100 application fee (only refundable if not selected)
* $345 non-refundable deposit due before Oct. 20, 2014
* $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.

Coverage:
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.

Cancellation:
* 150 days or more prior to departure: Full refund less the $345 deposit, $100 application fee and a $300 cancellation fee.*
* 149 to 110 days prior to departure: Full refund less the $345 deposit, $100 application fee and a $300 cancellation fee.*
* 109 to 30 days prior to departure: Full refund less the $345 deposit, $100 application fee and 50% of the Program Fee.*
* 29 days or less prior to departure: No refund will be issued.


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Domestic Travel

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Outing Club Travel Trips – Join the Adventure!

The GSWPA Outing Club is perfect for girls who crave adventure and want to travel! Girls learn outdoor skills, make lifelong friends and get to experience some of the great places this country has to offer.
Completion of an Outing Club testing camp is required. Adult volunteers to lead these and other Outing Club trips are needed. To learn more about Outing Clubs, e-mail OutingClub@gswpa.org.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Outing Club for Older Girls
Ridge upon ridge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. World renowned for its diverse plant and animal life, beauty of its mountains and quality of its Southern Appalachian Mountain culture, it's now wonder why this is America's most visited national park! Outing Club members can add some excitement to their summer by camping in the front country as well as the backcountry on this adventurous excursion. Completion of an Outing Club testing camp is required. Adult volunteers to lead this trip and other Outing Club trips are needed.
Girls Grades: 6-12
Dates: June 22-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (11 nights)
Cost: $825 per girl
Minimum Capacity: 8

Shenandoah National Park – Outing Club for Younger Girls
Shenandoah National Park has more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trials lead to a waterfall or viewpoint; others penetrate deep into the forest and wilderness. Outing Club members will have an abundance of options as they base-camp in this stunning national park. Completion of an Outing Club testing camp is required. Adult volunteers to lead this trip and other Outing Club trips are needed.
Girls Grades: 4-6
Dates: July 6-13, Sun.-Sun. (7 nights)
Cost: $450 per girl
Minimum Capacity: 8

Michigan Canoe Trip – Outing Club for Older Girls
Jump into your canoe and paddle down the great state of Michigan! Outing Club members will choose between several rivers and plan their trip! You may decide to glide down the St. Joseph or paddle along the Muskegon, but the choice is yours! Look online for our first trip planning session in February. Completion of an Outing Club testing camp is required. Adult volunteers to lead this trip and other Outing Club trips are needed.
Girls Grades 6-12
Dates: July 7-18, Mon.-Fri. (11 nights)
Cost: $900 per girl
Minimum Capacity: 8

Susquehanna Water Trail-Middle Section – Outing Club for Younger Girls
Flowing south from Sunbury, PA, the Susquehanna River bisects several mountains - Mahantango, Berry, Peters, Second and Blue - a series of five water gaps forged by the mighty river. Outing Club members will canoe down this shallow river channel and camp out overnight on islands while making their way to Harrisburg. Completion of an Outing Club testing camp is required. Adult volunteers to lead this trip and other Outing Club trips are needed.
Girls Grades: 4-6
Dates: July 13-20, Sun.-Sun. (7 nights)
Cost: $450 per girl
Minimum Capacity: 8

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