Do you miss travel as much as we do? Are you looking for tips and advice on planning your next student trip? Group Leader Scott is here to help! He led his first Brightspark trip in 1975—at 23 years old! We recently sat down with him to hear his travel memories, trip planning tips, and the many lessons he's learned over 45 years on the road with us.
Watch the videos below to relive his experiences leading student tours to Springfield and Washington, DC.
45 Years of History
Scott talks about his start as a Group Leader and the lifelong connections made on those early trips.
Working with the Brightspark team
Cathy and the Brightspark team have become Scott's trusted friends over the years.
Making It New After 45 Years
How do you keep the trip feeling fresh and exciting time and time again?
Lessons Learned on the Road
Hear travel advice for new and veteran Group Leaders as you embark on planning your own student trip.
7th Graders in the Land of Lincoln
Follow along as middle schoolers catch the travel bug on a Springfield student trip.
8th Graders in our Nation's Capital
Journey with Scott and 300 students on their annual middle school trip to Washington, DC.
Inspiring Memories in DC
With 45 years' worth to choose from, you know Scott has fun travel stories to share!
The Impact of Student Travel
Educational trips affect not just youth, but also their teachers and chaperones.
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