Emily Pine’s Girl Scout Destination Experience
There is something so incredibly special that happens when a girl goes on a Girl Scout Destination trip. She comes back a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader. She returns as a G.I.R.L.!
Girl Scout Senior Emily Pine did…twice.
This summer Emily embarked on her second Destination trip – Adrenaline Rush. For eight days she traveled with 15 other Girl Scouts from around the country and three adult guides through Georgia and North Carolina doing all kinds of activities that most definitely got her adrenaline going!
She soared on a 30-foot long zipline.
Canoed, kayaked, did archery and riflery activities.
Tried her hand at woodworking.
Let loose on a giant swing.
Toured a cave and went spelunking.
White water rafted.
Climbed a 20-foot tree.
While Emily was looking forward to all these experiences, she was most intrigued about the spelunking adventure – something she had never done before. She embraced the close quarters, followed the guides lead and got her exploration on – proclaiming herself the dirtiest in the group from climbing, crawling and slithering her way throughout the cave!
“It was fan-tab-umazing! Yes, I know that’s not a word….”
(We think she is saying that it was fantastic, fabulous and amazing all at once!)
Emily knows that she has grown as a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader) from her first Destination experience to this one. “Last year I didn’t really want to talk to anybody. This year I put my stuff away immediately and went out and started talking to girls.”
Her mother, Janet also sees that growth in Emily.
“I think Destinations are really good for her and gets her out of her comfort zone. She’s more timid when I’m around, but when I’m not there she blossoms. The more experiences like that she can have the better for her,” Janet explained.
Emily still has three summers to fill with Destination experiences, if she chooses! Along with thinking about her Gold Award and other activities where she will lead like a Girl Scout – like working at a camp and teaching younger girls about adventure activities!
“I enjoy Girl Scouts more because of Girl Scout Destinations. These trips show me there are adventures in the world to be had,” Emily said!