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Whether a local field trip or independent travel, the Girl Scout travel progression allows girls to learn the skills they need to become competent travelers.
*Customer experience will be available for phone support beginning at 8 a.m. on January 30.
GSTOP welcomes girls to travel with other girls from GSTOP on adventures built specifically for Girl Scouts. GSTOP is excited to offer GSTOP-sponsored and GSTOP-partner travel opportunities.
Trips can be paid via cookie packages redemption or personal payment. Full amounts for each are listed with each trip for planning purposes.
Naturalist STEM Trip
World Hunger Relief Farm
Leaders in Girl Scouts: Birthplace of the Girl Scouts Trip
Arkansas High Adventure Trip
Yosemite National Park Trip
Phenom by Girl Scouts & 56th Annual National Council Session
Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
July 18-22, 2023
ECO Explorer STEM Trip
A Wildlife Adventure Trip
Leaders in Girl Scouts: WAGGS Center Pax Lodge & Our Chalet Trip
England, France, Switzerland, Italy
Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.
Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories. Find your trip today!
Using Cookie Bucks for GSUSA Destinations
GSTOP Cookie Bucks may be used to cover 50% of the cost of a GSUSA Destinations trip. The other half of the trip, including transportation to and from the originating destination, is covered by the Girl Scout.
Cookie Bucks are earned based on the number of packages sold and can be used to pay for GSTOP summer resident and day camp, GSTOP Travel and partner travel programs, annual girl membership, or for merchandise in GSTOP retail shops.
How can Cookie Bucks be used?
Cookie Bucks can be used on GSTOP summer overnight and day camp, GSTOP travel, GSTOP travel through EF Tours, for Girl Membership Renewal, in the GSTOP Retail Shop, and for GSUSA Destinations. Once a Girl Scout has sold 150 cookie packages, she is eligible for Cookie Bucks based upon the number of cookie packages she sells during the year's cookie program.
How are Cookie Bucks valued?
Cookie Bucks have no cash value. If a girl sells a minimum of 150 cookie packages during the 2023 Cookie Season, she can use any remaining Cookie Bucks for Summer Adventure programs or to renew her Girl Scout membership.
Please refer to the retail section to view how Cookie Bucks are valued for use in GSTOP Retail Shops.
Can we transfer Cookie Bucks from one sister to another to help cover membership or activity fees?
Yes. Families may transfer Cookie Bucks from one sister to another for a one-time transfer to help cover membership and event fees; however, both sisters must have participated in the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program to be eligible for transfers.
Can my girl use Cookie Bucks for activities offered by outside program providers?
No, with one exception. Girls may use Cookie Bucks for programs offered at the STEM Center of Excellence in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. (The Girl Scout must register through GSTOP.)
Can I renew my girl’s membership with Cookie Bucks?
Yes. When you register for 2024, there is an option to utilize your Cookie Bucks to pay for a girl's membership.
To qualify for this offer, your girl must:
Membership renewal is 50 cookie packages for the 2023-2024 membership year.
Can a troop leader use Cookie Bucks to renew a troop or pay for troop trips/activities?
No. Cookie Bucks are calculated per girl and cannot be used to renew a troop or for troop purchases.
Can Cookie Bucks be used for adult membership renewal or event fees?
No. Cookie Bucks are not applicable toward fees for adult participation in Girl Scout events or adult membership renewal.
How can my girl use her Cookie Bucks if she is in her last year of Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts can use 400 cookie packages to pay for a lifetime membership if she is a graduating high school senior. Contact Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.582.7272 for details.
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.
|Trip Year||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 2023 & 2024?
Savannah, GA for 2023 and Belize for 2024
Learn more about GSTOP Travel and partner travel opportunities.
GSTOP Cookie Bucks may be used to cover 50% of the cost of a GSUSA Destinations trip. The other half of the trip, including transportation to and from the originating destination, any council specific or travel agency deposit, is covered by the Girl Scout. A cookie package value equals $1 for GSUSA Destination trips.
Learn more about GSUSA Destination trips.
Cookie Bucks may also be banked for up to three years for all travel opportunities. You must request banking of Cookie Bucks through GSTOP Customer Care prior to September 16, 2023.
What happens to Cookie Bucks if you choose to cancel your registration for your travel, camp, or summer program experience?
If you cancel less than 30 days before the close of registration of your travel trip, you will not be able to transfer your Cookie Bucks to another trip or bank current year Cookie Bucks toward a future GSTOP travel trip. If you have banked Cookie Bucks from a previous year, those Cookie Bucks will be forfeited if not transferred for a current year trip.
If you cancel 30 days or less from the close of registration of your trip, you forfeit any Cookie Bucks used to pay for the trip as well as the nonrefundable deposit.
Transferring or banking Cookie Bucks for another trip, in conjunction with cancellations, does not include the nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit if cancelled trip was paid in full with Cookie Bucks or by personal payment.
If you cancel more than 14 days before the start date of your camp session, you will receive a 100% refund of Cookie Bucks outside of your nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit.
If you cancel 14 days or less from the start of your camp session, you forfeit any Cookie Bucks used to pay for the canceled camp session as well as the nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit.