Travel Opportunities

Photos of NL Girl Guide trips, summer 2023

The primary purpose of travel is to provide a girl-focused experience where Guiders support girls in meeting the travel objectives and to support Girl Guide programming. GGC will not approve any trip experience of which the itinerary is for the most part entertainment and/or vacation based.

Each year many Girl Guides of Canada groups travel to the World Centres: Our Cabana (Mexico), Our Chalet (Switzerland), Pax Lodge (England); Sangam (India). International travel involves between 18 months to two years of planning and fundraising. For information on planning an independent international or interprovincial trip, please see below.

If you have questions about travel, please contact nl-international@girlguides.ca.

Independent Travel

Each GGC travel group, whether it’s an independent group trip or provincially sponsored trip, needs to ensure that Safe Guide procedures are followed. Safe Guide planning resources are available on Member Zone Safe Guide International Travel over 72 hours page (requires Member Zone login) 

Preauthorization of Travel

The SG.8 (travel preauthorization form) must be approved BEFORE commencing planning for Travel in Canada or all International Travel. Please submit your SG.8A and SG.8B or IT.11 to nl-safeguidetravel@girlguides.ca with a copy to nl-international@girlguides.ca

Fundraising for Travel

Once the SG.8 approval is received, complete the FR.1 (Application for Fundraising Approval) and attach the approved SG.8. It should then be submitted to nl-fundraising@girlguides.ca for approval.

Fundraising for travel can only begin after both the SG.8 and the FR.1 have been approved. All members (adults and girls) and units must follow all GGC policies and guidelines for fundraising. See the Member Zone Fundraising page for more information. (requires Member Zone login).

New Trip Unit Creation Process

All trip units are registered in iMIS in order to allow for a unified banking account to be opened for the managing of the trip unit’s finances. 

New trip unit creation paperwork (SG.8A/B, IT.11 forms) should be sent to our Travel Assessor at nl-safeguidetravel@girlguides.ca The Travel Assessor reviews the forms and then sends them to National, who register the trip in iMIS and replies to the Travel Assessor. The Travel Assessor then forwards to the Responsible Guider.  

As you move forward in developing your plans you will need to continue to be in close contact with and the Travel Assessor for approval of your plans. 

Provincial Travel Fund

The Provincial Travel Fund is designed to assist girl and adult Members of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with travel expenses to Guiding events in our province and beyond. 

For any questions, please contact the NL International Adviser at nl-international@girlguides.ca or the NL Travel Assessor at nl-safeguidetravel@girlguides.ca

Upcoming Provincial Travel

Girl Guides of NL 2025 Journey Through London & Paris Provincial Sponsored Trip

NL Girl Guide Council is sponsoring a group of ten (10) youth members and three Guiders for Journey Through London - Pax Lodge and a Paris adventure in the summer of 2025.

Journey Through London is a 5-day summer event for girls to discover London with other members of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, learn ways to have a positive impact on a community and celebrate the international spirit of the movement in the city where it all began. Journey Through London is for girls 14 – 18 years old and includes:

  • Various London attractions
  • Leadership challenge around London
  • International activities
  • Theatre show in the west end
  • Celebration party
  • Free time to explore the city and local area
  • WAGGGS workshop session

 ALSO INCLUDED:

  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transport during the event via public transport
  • Activities and entrance fees as scheduled during the programme, including a trip to the theatre and all scheduled evening programs

For more information about Pax Lodge, please visit their website - Pax Lodge - WAGGGS World Centres.
 

Where: London, United Kingdom and Paris, France

 
When: August 2 – 12, 2025

(Tentative Itinerary)

  • August 2: Group will travel overnight to London from St. John’s
  • August 3 – 8: Journey Through London event at Pax Lodge
  • August 8: Group will travel to Paris
  • August 9 - 11: Group will tour Paris (Louvre, Disney Paris, Eiffel Tower, Versailles)
  • August 12: Group will travel back to St. John’s from Paris, France

Who: We are looking for

  • Ten (10) youth members who are 14-18 by the start date of the trip (August 2, 2025) and who are registered as a Pathfinder or Ranger for the 2024-2025 Guiding year.
  • Three (3) adult Guiders

Cost to youth: $3885.85 including flights, program fee, meals, travel and medical insurance. This does not include personal spending money. Youth have the option to fundraise through cookie sales at a special cost sharing arrangement.  Some Districts and Areas may also provide a subsidy to offset costs to youth's families.

How to apply - youth members 

Members may apply for more than one provincially sponsored trip. Where members meet the requirements of the application, preference will be given to members who have not previously participated in a provincially sponsored trip.

Participation in this event is an independent travel experience. If you are applying with a friend, we cannot guarantee that you will both be accepted.

Guiders and all youth must be registered in Girl Guides of Canada in the 2024 -2025 Guiding year.

Applications closed on March 31, 2024. Thank you to everyone who applied! 

Qualifications:
  • All Guiders must have experience supervising a group of adolescents, including overnight; this experience can be in Guiding or outside of Guiding
  • Meet all physical requirements outlined on the event fact sheet 
  • Have current standard first aid (current to include the entire duration of the trip)
Guider Responsibilities:

The selected Guiders will be responsible for the youth under their care and fully participate in all program activities at Pax Lodge and touring opportunities in London and Paris. The Guiders must provide oversight to all pre-trip planning, including Safe Guide forms, itinerary planning, and 2-3 virtual meetings of the travel group. The Guiders must also complete a post-trip survey to share experience with Girl Guides NL Council. 

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