Once you have decided on your field trip, here are some helpful hints:
Make some decisions. What kind of information do you need? How much will it cost? Where will the money come from? What kind of special permission do you need? Have you read Safety-Wise and your council guidelines?
Plan your calendar. Is there a set date for the event? Who do you need to meet with and when? If you are setting dates, who do you need to consult with? What kind of planning time and preparation time is needed?
What kinds of plans do you need to make? Do you need committees to work out the details? Do you need to arrange for special tools or materials? Do you need transportation? Are parents going to help? What about first aid? Will you wear uniforms or something to identify yourselves as Girl Scouts? Do you have a bad weather plan?
Share your experience Let your council know what you did and how it went.
PROGRESSION – Don’t try to schedule field trips that are too old for your troop members. There will be plenty of time later to go on those types of trips and there are plenty of trips to take for the younger girls.