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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

GSOC Covid Prepardness

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Updated: 11/17/2021

Girl Scouts of Orange County (GSOC) continues to closely monitor COVID-19 updates from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, California Department of Public Health, and Orange County Health Care Agency.

To keep our members and staff safe during this unprecedented time, we will continue to follow all Covid-19 guidance. Members should refer to the GSOC Transmission Level Activity Chart for more information on activities and precautions during each transmission level. To determine the current community transmission level, please refer to the CDC COVID-19 data tracker site.

To keep yourself and others safe, follow these six guidelines:

  1. Monitor Your Health Daily
    • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, AND STAY HOME IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD IS SICK.
    • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.
  2. Get Vaccinated
    • Authorized COVID-19 vaccines can help protect you from COVID-19.
    • The CDC recommends that you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.
    • Once you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
    • Girl Scouts does not require vaccination to become a member; however, there may be a time when the Council requires vaccination to participate in specific activities.
    • Vaccine status is private health information, and the decision to vaccinate or not is highly personal. Be sure to respect individual decisions. 
  3. Wear a Mask
  4. Maintain Physical Distance
    • Maintain 3-6 feet (about two arm's length) of the distance between yourself and people you don’t live in your household.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
    • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces – bring in fresh air by opening windows and doors, if possible.
  5. Wash your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  6. Clean and disinfect
    • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If someone is sick or has tested positive for Covid-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Use a household disinfectant product from EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19)  according to manufacturer’s labeled directions.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water before disinfection.

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