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GSOC Covid Prepardness

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Updated: 2/25/21

In-Person Troop and Group Meetings May Resume Beginning 3/01/2021

After carefully evaluating the newest set of guidelines and most current data from the CDC’s K-12 School Guidance (released 02/12/2021), Girl Scouts of Orange County is happy to announce that in-person troop and group meetings may resume as soon as 3/01/2021. In-person meetings planned for indoors will follow the California Depart of Public Heath’s Guidance Related to Cohorts (14 girls and 2 adults for girl activities). Outdoor meetings, which the CDC strongly recommends, will be based on the outdoor space size and the ability to maintain the required physical distance. Service Unit and adult group gatherings will be limited to no more than 3 households and 15 people at this time. Please refer to the our FAQ and COVID-19 Guidance For Volunteers and Staff documents for more information on additional guidelines and requirements.

We also sincerely recognize that not all of our members can return (or are comfortable returning) to in-person activities just yet. We understand and support you. Girl Scouts of Orange County will continue to offer virtual programming and resources for troop leaders and volunteers to support virtual gatherings and badge-earning activities.

In terms of our physical spaces, please note that our Activity Center at the Shops of Mission Viejo remains open for GSOC staff to conduct business operations. Girl Scouts of Orange County's Program Centers, mall Activity Centers, and the Argyros Girl Scout Leadership Center will open for Girl Scout meetings and activities on 04/01/2021. The Girl Scout Shop at our Irvine Headquarters will remain open at 20 percent capacity and continue curbside pick up.

Please know, we are with you in this! The majority of council staff are telecommuting during our regular business hours, M-TH from 8AM-6PM. If you need to reach your troop support specialist or a specific member of our team, the best way is by email. 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.

COVID-19 Guidance For Volunteers and Staff

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.


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