Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
GSOC Decision-Making for Girl Scout Events/Activities
Tools and Resources to Help Leaders with Virtual Meetings:
Troop Leader Blueprint
Virtual Meeting Playbook
Virtual Troop Guide
Virtual Troop Meeting Activities
GSUSA Vaccination FAQs Volunteers and Parents
Always Remember to Wash Your Hands