The new year is quickly approaching, and it’s time to make the best of 2020. Get ready to get out there, because Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana has some exciting trips coming your way so you can start the new year with a bang!
Read on to take a look at where we’re headed–– and how you can come along with us.
Choose Your Own Adventure: Midwest!
A girl-led adventure awaits eight Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts this Jan. 17 through 20! Start out the new year with a chance to travel to either Milwaukee, WI; Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; or Starved Rock, IL. Whatever your group chooses to do, this is your own girl-led adventure where you will practice budgeting, planning and personalizing your 3-day trip!
The group will meet at Camp Greene Wood Friday night. On Saturday morning, after planning the trip, you will hit the road for the adventure of the decade! This trip is girls only. There will be two Girl Scout chaperones attending.
Registration closes December 12, and there are only three more spots available, so register here as soon as possible!
Capital Tour: Nashville!
Get excited for this NEW PROGRAM: 50 state capitals, 50 new Girl Scout trips! Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for a cross-country adventure from Feb. 15 to 17! Once we get to Music City, we’ll tour the Capitol Building, take part in a service project, and visit the sites. You’ll practice your budgeting and trip-planning skills while we’re at it.
Group will leave from the Friendship Center in Country Club Hills, Illinois. Sorry, parents, this is a girls-only trip! There will be two Girl Scout chaperones heading the adventure.
Register here by December 12–– there are only four more spots available!
Junior Jetaway to Milwaukee
Junior Girl Scouts are invited to a brand-new girls-only getaway to Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Feb 16 to 17! Girls will depart from the Vernon Hills Gathering Place and head to the Dairy State. You will get a chance to check out a museum of your choice, eat cheese curds, walk through the historic Third Ward, and more.
Accommodation, sightseeing, and all meals included in the cost. There will be two Girl Scout chaperones attending.
Registration for this trip also closes on December 12! Register here to snag a spot.
Brownies Day Out in Chicago
Meet Brownie Girl Scouts at Hostelling International-Chicago to participate in the Brownies Day Out in Chicago on May 16! With 77 distinct neighborhoods, Chicago is a giant city with so much to explore. Will you choose to visit the Bean, walk around the Art Institute, or take a city tour? Maybe you’ll visit cultural neighborhoods like Chinatown or Pilsen?
Whatever your group chooses to do, the girls will take off on their own girl-led Windy City adventure! Each troop must have at least one chaperone, or if girls are attending without their troop, each Girl Scout must attend with a parent or guardian. Fun patch and public transportation card included!
Register here by May 10 to secure your spot on this awesome exploration of the city!
You-And-Me on Mackinac Island!
Grab your mom, aunt, or grandma and board the GSGCNWI coach bus for a weekend getaway on Mackinac Island from Aug. 9-11. Girl Scouts from Brownies to Cadettes will have the chance to take horse-drawn carriage tours, photograph beautiful butterflies, and more!
This 3-day, 2-night trip includes multiple meals, hotel stay, various group activities, and coach bus ticket! Bus leaves from the Friendship Center in Country Club Hills, IL.
Right now, registration requires a $200 deposit. Registration closes Feb. 28, or until trip is sold out! Register here.
Prepare yourself for a mega-event full of fun, friendship, and amazing experiences! On behalf of Girl Scouts of the USA, we cordially invite you to G.I.R.L. 2020, from October 21-25, 2020, in Orlando Florida, for the largest girl-led event for girls and women in history.
This year’s GSUSA National Convention will provide attendees with unforgettable experiences as they gain inspiration, tools to empower themselves, and the know-how to lead change in their communities, connecting with some of the most influential women in the world along the way.
Registration to attend opens in January 2020. To learn more, visit GSUSA’s website, and check back often–– updates are on the way!
Which Way to Adventure?
Clearly, there’s a lot to be excited about for next year, and not just for our awesome travel opportunities! 2020 is a big year for Girl Scouts–– from brand-new programming and events, to GCNWI’s Green for Good Expo, to Journeys, Highest Awards, and so much more, GCNWI has got you covered.
Check out our program’s page to see all of the amazing things we have planned for Girl Scouts of all ages.