Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe
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 email@example.com. 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.
Tools and Resources to Help Leaders with Virtual Meetings
Troop Leader Blueprint
Virtual Meeting Playbook
Virtual Troop Guide
Virtual Troop Meeting Activities
Always Remember to Wash Your Hands