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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

GSOC Covid Prepardness

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Updated: 09/22/2021

We are continuing to adapt our COVID-19 protocols in order to maintain the hallmark of our organization – an unyielding commitment to the health and safety of our Girl Scouts, their families, our staff, and the community. Accordingly, we have updated our guidelines for in-person meetings to align with the CDC guidance for K-12 schools. Of course, the safest course of action is to plan outdoor or virtual activities when possible. Foremost, keeping in mind that most of our youth membership is not yet eligible for the vaccine, masks are required for all in any setting.

Use these recommendations to help decide if and how you can host in-person troop or service unit meetings or activities during the pandemic:

COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers and Staff

Additionally, please note:

  • Vaccine status is private health information, and the decision to vaccinate or not is highly personal. Be sure to respect individual decisions. Girl Scouts does not require vaccination in order to become a member; however, there may be a time when the Council requires vaccination to participate in specific activities.
  • Everyone has different levels of comfort in group settings. Be a sister to every Girl Scout and help each person feel valued and welcome.
  • Each troop and family should make the decision that is best for them.

For general questions, please contact us at customercare@girlscoutsoc.org. If you have an urgent concern that needs immediate response, please call (949) 461-8800 and follow the prompts to reach the manager on call.

Thank you for your patience, mindfulness, and collaboration as we all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 – while continuing to build girls of courage, character, and confidence.

To better understand our decision-making framework, please see:
GSOC Decision-Making for Girl Scout Events/Activities

Tools and Resources to Help Leaders with Virtual Meetings:

Troop Leader Blueprint

Troop Leader Blueprint

Find tips and resources for safe virtual meetings.

Virtual Meeting Playbook

Virtual Meeting Playbook

This playbook provides insight into having fun, engaging, and safe meetings in a virtual setting. 

Virtual Troop Guide

Virtual Troop Guide

This guide will help you select a platform, prepare your space, and keep your girls and families engaged in a virtual space. 

Virtual Troop Meeting Activities

Virtual Troop Meeting Activities

Great ideas to keep your virtual meeting interesting and engaging. 

Zoom Licenses

Zoom Licenses

Zoom licenses are now available at a reduced annual rate of $36 through our council for troops that want to meet virtually. Your girls can stay connected, continue building their skills, and have a blast no matter where they are. Please allow us 7 business days to issue a license. Zoom Licenses must be requested by the troop leader. Contact  customercare@girlscoutsoc.org for more info. The term of the license is for 12 months from Aug 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. Licenses will not be prorated and cannot be shared.

GSUSA Vaccination FAQs Volunteers and Parents

Always Remember to Wash Your Hands



Fall Recruitment 2022
Fall Recruitment 2022