GSTOP Travel Program
What is the minimum amount of cookie bucks my Girl Scout needs to be able to bank them for a travel trip?
To bank Cookie Bucks for a travel trip, your Girl Scout must have the minimum of the below packages needed for travel trips.
||Percentage of Cookie Bucks banked for the 2023 Cookie Program*
*Please notify customer care via email at email@example.com, if you would like to bank for future trips. Cookie Bucks for GSTOP Travel may be banked for up to three years.
Deadline to bank 2023 Cookie Bucks for 2024 and 2025 trips is September 16, 2023.
Are Cookie Bucks automatically banked on your Girl Scouts's behalf?
No. The guardian is required to notify customer care via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 16, 2023, if their Girl Scout is wanting to bank Cookie Bucks for a future GSTOP travel opportunity. Cookie Bucks may be banked for up to three years for travel opportunities with GSTOP.
Can Cookie Bucks be transferred in the GSTOP Travel Program—from one travel event to another?
Yes. Girl Scouts with banked Cookie Bucks are allowed to transfer their Cookie Bucks for GSTOP Travel Programs one time - as long as the transfer is done at least one month prior to the close of registration. If registration has already closed on the event you are currently signed up to attend, you will not be allowed to transfer Cookie Bucks.
If I pay for a trip up-front, can I get a refund if my Girl Scout earns at least 50% of the required Cookie Bucks required for GSTOP Travel?
Yes. If you wish to utilize Cookie Bucks for a GSTOP Travel Trip, you must notify email@example.com at least 14 days prior to the deadline for trip payment to request a refund based upon available Cookie Bucks. Proof of payment for refund is required. Deposits are non-refundable.
If a girl does not earn enough Cookie Bucks to cover the cost of the entire GSTOP Travel trip, does she have the ability to pay the difference?
Yes. A girl must have at least 50% of the Cookie Bucks required to use Cookie Bucks for a travel trip and may pay the difference for the rest of the trip. Trips may also be paid in full without using Cookie Bucks. Cost per trips vary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make the inquiry.
If a deposit is paid for GSTOP Travel through EF Tours, will you receive a refund?
No. EF Tours requires a one-time non-refundable deposit.
Will Cookie Bucks be refunded to cover your deposit with an EF Tours for your travel trip?
How do I utilize Cookie Bucks for a GSTOP trip through EF Tours?
At least 50% of the trip must be covered by Cookie Bucks in order to utilize Cookie Bucks. Cookie Bucks may be applied to EF Tour trips before payments are made for the trip. Contact email@example.com to request cookie buck application.
When will my Cookie Bucks show credited to my EF Tours account?
Cookie Buck payments made by GSTOP will be made twice per year, reflecting in your account once processed. Estimated timeframes are May and November.
What are the GSTOP Partner Travel opportunities through EF Tours for 2024 & 2025?
- A Wildlife Adventure Trip (Belize) for 2024
- Leaders in Girl Scouts: WAGGGS Center Pax Lodge & Our Chalet Trip (England, France, Switzerland) for 2025.
Learn more about GSTOP Travel and partner travel opportunities.