Five reasons you should sign your girl up for the GSHPA 2023 Belize adventure

By Catherine Amoriello

Start packing her bags because you won’t want your girl to miss GSHPA’s 2023 trip to Belize!

We have last-minute openings for Girl Scouts to sign up for an eight-day adventure in Belize in June 2023. Cave tubing, zip lining, museum tours, and more await travelers for an exciting international adventure. Read on for just a few of the reasons you’ll want your girl to get in on the action this summer.

#1 Your girl will gain life-lasting travel experience and skills.

So many crucial skills are required when planning a trip and traveling. From learning what and how to pack for an adventure, to navigating transportation systems, girls will learn the ropes of traveling and gain more confidence in exploring new places. The travel experiences and skills girls will pick up along the trip will last well after they return home.

#2 The trip itinerary is packed with exciting experiences and excursions.

Belize offers something for all Girl Scouts no matter their interests or comfort levels. Does your girl enjoy more laid back activities? Then she’ll enjoy tours of the Lamanai and Xunantunich Ruins and a trip to the Belize Zoo. Is your girl more on the adventurous side? She’ll have a blast snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve or learning how to survive in the wild through a guided jungle survival experience. Dive deeper into an interest or try something completely new – the choice is up to her!

#3 She will step out of her comfort zone to make new friends and try new things.

Meeting new people and traveling to a new place can be intimidating for anyone, even adults. Girls will learn what amazing friendships can come out of traveling with new people, and what exciting opportunities and experiences can be had from trying something new. Your Girl Scout may leave for Belize shy and nervous and return with exciting stories of jungle night hikes and zip line adventures with her new pals.

#4 Your girl will discover new cultures.

Located on the northeast coast of Central America, Belize offers a unique collection of culture, language, and food. The first people to develop Belize were the Maya around 1500 B.C.E. Today, the country is home to four different cultures including Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo, and Creole. Defined as a country with “many rhythms, one heartbeat,” Belize is rich in tradition and history that it is eager to share with visitors.

#5 Travelers will explore Belize under the guidance of a reputable tour group and attentive chaperones.

The trip will be led by EF (Education First) Tours for Girls. EF Tours works with Girl Scout councils across the country to help girls explore new places and foster a passion for traveling. Their tours are curated by world travelers and subject matter experts who understand that compelling itineraries should be full of opportunities for experiential learning. The tour group has an international network with local contacts on the ground, as well as 24/7 tour directors and emergency lines so travelers are well taken care of.

Ready to sign your girl up for the trip of a lifetime? Registration is open until Feb. 15 with limited spots available. Learn more and register today!

Catherine Amoriello is a Marketing and Communications Coordinator specializing in writing and editing for Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Reach her by email at

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