Your Girl Scout adventure can take you many places– to one of our summer camps, to a volunteer opportunity, or even to a future career. But did you know it could lead you over 1,000 miles away to the Caribbean country of Belize?!
This summer, thirteen local Girl Scouts took an incredible trip to Belize. Led by the GSMIDTN Programs Department and EF Tours, this marked our council’s first international trip!
Director of Council Programs Alice Fair shares more about it:
After flying from Nashville to Belize City, we met up with our tour director, Javier, along with two more Girl Scout troops– one from New Jersey, one from North Carolina. We had seven days ahead of adventure ahead of us!
From Belize City we drove to Orange Walk Town in the north part of Belize, where we met local children from the Girl Guides of Belize and Boy Scouts of Belize. We exchanged SWAPS and taught each other songs and ceremony traditions.
Other highlights of the trip included exploring ancient Mayan ruins in Lamanai and Xunantunich, ziplining through the jungle in the Cayo Region, sampling hot chocolate at a Mayan chocolate factory, and snorkeling in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
Our Girl Scouts had the experience of a lifetime, and we cannot wait for our more international trips as a council!