Girl Scout events
and meetings is similar to
school, we are
paying close attention to local guidance around school closures. Per the CDC, children have not been shown to be a high-risk group for serious illness from this virus
much as possible, children should be allowed to carry on with their education and normal activities. We understand that some children have underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk, and caregivers of children with
health conditions should consult with healthcare providers about whether their children should stay home.
As always, decisions regarding participation in Girl Scout activities are up to the discretion of parents and guardians.
Council events and activities:
Though we are currently continuing to offer some regularly scheduled activities and events, this is a fast-evolving situation and we are making decisions on a case-by-case basis using current reports, information and guidance available from local, state and federal health agencies which are being updated regularly and will likely continue to affect Girl Scout programming.
Amidst this guidance, we are also considering such factors as the number and makeup of participants, type of activity and if it requires resource sharing, the venue and social distancing as feasible in vetting to either continue, cancel, postpone or modify activities and events. In addition, we are enhancing extra health and safety measures and promoting good health practices on our properties and at our events. For any activity or event that is cancelled, all registered participants will be contacted and the council will provide a full refund.
A list of current cancellations and updates can be found on our website.
Enhanced health and safety protocols
at Girl Scout events, such as:
- Keep our properties well-stocked with supplies needed to reduce the spread of germs.
- Encourage all members who are sick or are at a higher risk for serious illness to not attend Girl Scout meetings, programs, or events.
- Advise all troops and service units to follow CDC-recommended hygiene measures at their meetings and activities.
- Cancel, postpone or modify activities and events as needed that are not conducive to elevated health protocols.
CDC recommendations for minimizing risk:
- Try to maintain at least 6 feet of physical space between you and other people.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Do not cough into your hands and always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing if you use a tissue.
Thank you for your help in keeping Girl Scouts a safe, fun space for everyone! If you have questions about how novel coronavirus may impact Girl Scout activities, please visit our
or contact our Help Desk by
or phone at 800-284-4475—we're here for you.