Area Girl Scouts travel to Switzerland, Mediterranean
BEDFORD – Twenty Girl Scouts from around the country traveled to the Alps and Mediterranean in July, including seven from New Hampshire and one from Vermont. The trip was organized by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, the council serving girls in those two states, as part of the larger Destinations program run by Girl Scouts of the USA.
One of the three chaperones on the trip was Pam Emery, who called the trip an “amazing opportunity.”
Their trip started in Switzerland, where they explored Zurich and then spent two days in Adelboden at Our Chalet, a World Center for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
“We took part in programming offered by Our Chalet volunteers as well as a pinning ceremony,” Emery said. “After Our Chalet, we explored Lucerne, Switzerland, and traveled to the top of Mt. Pilatus via gondola and back down via a Cog Railway.”
The group visited Tuscany; a perfume factory in Nice, France; a Roman aqueduct; a medieval village; and the beach destinations of Barcelona, Spain.
“The group had an amazing time and it was wonderful to see the girls start out as strangers and leave as friends,” she said. “They were all so supportive of each other and really bonded over the two weeks they traveled together.”
Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts, those in grades 6-12. These travelers are pushed past their comfort zone by applying for a trip on their own, and make friends from all over the country as they travel with new Girl Scout friends. There’s a unique, life-changing experience for everyone.