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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

GSOC Covid Prepardness

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Updated: 12/10/20

On November 16, the State of California moved Orange County back into the Purple Tier on the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the county. In line with state guidelines for businesses within the Purple Tier, all GSOC in-person troop and service unit activities must be moved to virtual effective immediately. All troop reservations scheduled for GSOC Program Centers or Activity Centers will be on hold until we move into a less restrictive tier. The Girl Scout Shop at our Irvine Headquarters will remain open at 20 percent capacity and continue curbside pick up. Individual families may continue to participate in Girl Scout activities as a single-family unit.

We understand that this news is disappointing, but we are confident that Girl Scouts and their families will continue to safely stay connected to each other and all that Girl Scouts has to offer in the safest way possible at this time. We thank all our members for doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Please read our FAQ for additional guidance or contact us at  customercare@girlscoutsoc.org. We're here for  you.

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.


COVID-19 Guidance For Staff and Volunteers

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.


Permitted Activities by County Risk Level

According to the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy each county is assigned one of four colored County Risk Levels: Purple, Red, Orange and Yellow. Orange County is currently identified at a widespread Purple risk level.

County Risk Level Multi-Household:
Troop
Multi-Household:
Service Unit
Individual Household
Program & Activity Centers
Widespread

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed
Virtual only Virtual only Virtual

In-person Outdoors
Program Centers-closed

Activity Centers-open with modifications (no in-person activities)
Substantial

Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed
Virtual

In-person, limited to 14 girls and 2 adults, with modifications
Virtual

In-person, limited to 15 adults, with modifications
Virtual
In-person Outdoors

In-person following all CDC and GSUSA safety guidelines
Program Centers – open

Activity Centers-open with modificationsActivity Centers-open with modifications
 
Moderate

Some indoor business operations are open with modification
Virtual

In-person, modifications and aligned with CDC guidelines
 
Virtual

In-person, with modifications and aligned with CDC guidelines
 
Virtual

In-person following all CDC and GSUSA safety guidelines
Program Centers-open

Activity Centers-open with modifications 
Minimal

Most indoor business operations are open with modifications
Virtual

In-person, with modifications, and aligned with CDC guidelines
Virtual

In-person, with modifications, and aligned with CDC guidelines
Virtual

In-person following all CDC and GSUSA safety guidelines
Program Centers-open

Activity Centers-open with modifications  

Updates on Girl Scouts of Orange County Closures

  • In line with the guidelines for businesses in county’s within the Purple Tier, all in-person troop and service unit activities must be conducted virtually until Orange County moves to a less restrictive tier.
  • Girl Scouts of Orange County's Program Centers and mall Activity Centers are closed for troop meetings and activities. Our Activity Center at the Shops of Mission Viejo will remain open for GSOC staff to conduct business operations.   
  • The Girl Scout Shop at our Irvine Headquarters will remain open at 20 percent capacity and continue curbside pick up. Individual families may continue to participate in Girl Scout activities as a single-family unit.
  • 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
  • Find the latest virtual program content and resources at girlscoutsoc.org/athome.  Girl Scouts of Orange County also has a robust offering of virtual badge-earning activities at girlscoutsoc.org/events.

COVID-19 FAQs

Have additional questions? Please read our FAQs for additional guidance or 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. We're here for  you!

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