Sierra Stone, a member of Girl Scout Troop 2171, got to experience the adventure of Girl Scout travel over the summer through her Destinations trip, Discovering Careers in Animal Science.
She spent two weeks in Tampa, Florida, where she got to jump right into incredible opportunities like watching a live horse surgery and going behind-the-scenes at an aquarium.
“The program was pretty amazing. I got to participate in lots of stuff you don’t get to do every day,” said Stone.
Nearly 20 Girl Scouts were a part of the trip with Stone. Destinations trips are designed around different interests and passions and girls can pick and choose where they want to travel when filling out an application.
“I chose this particular Destinations trip because I wanted to see if a career as a veterinarian is really the career path I want to take,” said Stone. “It definitely showed me more about what it means to be a vet. I would also encourage girls who haven’t tried a Destinations trip to do it. You have freedom to explore how you want and there are so many great activities.”
Stone is currently a freshman in high school at Bethany Community School. Along with Girl Scouts, which she has been involved in since she was five years old, Stone also practices karate, serves on the Stoneville Town Youth Council and is a member of her school’s Beta Club. She has also earned both her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and is working toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
Do you have a girl interested in attending a Destinations trip in 2023? The deadline for applications is November 15. Find more information here.