Advanced Trips is a required workshop for older girl troops taking trips longer than three nights anywhere in the U.S., or for any trips outside the country. We recommend this workshop for leaders whose troops have had experience with troop camping or overnight trips of shorter duration but are now ready for something longer and farther away. The workshop covers an 18-month planning calendar, required forms, money-raising ideas, financial planning and adult supervision. The second half of the workshop is a panel of leaders and staff members who have taken successful trips or are well into the process of planning one. At least one member of a troop leadership team should attend this workshop before undertaking planning for a "big trip".