A Choose Your Own Adventure trip (CYOA) allows Girl Scouts the chance to plan a trip from start to finish, including
- Choosing where they want to travel;
- Planning an itinerary;
- Mapping skills;
- Transportation—how to get there and how to get around;
- and Budgeting.
GCNWI has offered a Choose Your Own Adventure trip for the past three years, and we’ve gone to such fun places like Indianapolis, IN, Milwaukee, WI and Madison, WI! This year, we stayed close to home because of a snow-storm, but the girls turned the trip around! Read their story!
Girls that went on these trips met on a Friday night at Camp Greene Wood and were given options on where to travel. They picked the destination that night and were off on the road the next morning! From playing laser tag to visiting museums, jelly bean factories, and historic homes, a lot of fun was had by all! Not only did the Girl Scouts choose the group’s activities, they decided on accommodations (a hostel in Indianapolis), restaurants, and even how to get around town.
Coming Up This Year!
For the Chicago trip, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts will meet and stay the night at Hostelling International-Chicago and have the choice of where in the city they want to go. Will they choose to visit the Bean, walk around the Art Institute, or take a city tour? Maybe they’ll visit cultural neighborhoods like Chinatown or Pilsen! Whatever they choose to do, the girls are sure to have a great time!
For the Midwest trip, Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts will have four options within the Midwest from which to choose, including Milwaukee, WI; Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; or Starved Rock, IL! The group will decide their adventure location Friday night at Camp Greene Wood and then head out Saturday morning.
Making It Happen
Can’t make one of these council-sponsored trips? Your troop can plan their own! GCNWI created a CYOA resource guide with the steps you can take, trip planning resources, itinerary templates, and info on how to create a budget. Check out that resource here!