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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information for Members

Updated 11/24/2021

Girl Scouts Together (updated 11-24-21) is your one-stop-shop for all of the information you need on Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington's reopening plans, the resumption of in-person Girl Scout activities, and resources for successful Girl Scout meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, Girl Scouts Together is primarily composed of GSOSW’s In-Person Troop/Group Meeting Guidelines (Pages 6-21), along with a few other helpful tools and resources. The guide is updated and enhanced regularly (generally once every two weeks). The most up-to-date version will always be available on this page.

We encourage you to review Girl Scouts Together with your family and Girl Scout troop to understand GSOSW’s guidelines and determine your family’s and troop’s preferences. It is important to note that no troop/group or individual is required to meet in person.

Thank you for your continued resilience and flexibility in the face of challenge and change! We are grateful for your partnership.

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Service Centers and Girl Scout Shops

SERVICE CENTERS
Reservations may be available for GSOSW service center use by members. Contact property@girlscoutsosw.org for more information. Support for members is available during business hours at answers@girlscoutsosw.org or 800-338-5248. For after-hours Girl Scout emergencies, please contact 800-626-6543.

GIRL SCOUT SHOPS
All shops are open for in-person shopping during regular business hours. Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 5. You can also shop safely from the comfort of your home with Zoom shopping and phone or email ordering. Visit our Shop page for details.

Virtual Meeting Tips and Tools

TIPS AND TOOLS FOR TROOP LEADERS
Whether you’re looking for tips on how to structure virtual meetings or safe in-person meetings (once approved), dig into the helpful, one-of-a-kind resources available from Girl Scouts at Home and the Troop Leader Blueprint.

gsZOOM
Girl Scout troops can arrange the purchase of a gsZoom account for $36/year per account. Email answers@girlscoutsosw.org for more information or to get started.

Virtual Program Activities

GIRL SCOUTS AT HOME
Dive in to the Girl Scout experience with free activities, online events, national service projects and tools for families from Girl Scouts at Home.

GSOSW VIRTUAL EVENTS
Find badge and highest awards workshops, volunteer training and more at girlscoutsosw.org/activities.

2021-2022 PROGRAM GUIDE SUMMER SUPPLEMENT
This is your guide to Girl Scout program and fall 2021 events! Discover patch programs, events and workshops (both virtual and in person), interactive activities and all the tools you need to make the most of this season and the Girl Scout year ahead.

Volunteer Training

gsLEARN
Build skills and a toolkit for a successful volunteer experience with courses in gsLearn.

GSOSW VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Visit our Activities page  for details on upcoming virtual volunteer training and select in-person training options.

Girl Scout Property Reservations

All GSOSW properties are now open for day use and overnights, provided that all state, local and GSOSW COVID-19 health and safety requirements are met and COVID-19 in-person activity & travel forms are submitted.

See the Properties page or contact property@girlscoutsosw.org for more information.

Girl Scout Travel

IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATES
Please see important travel updates as of 10/4/21 on Page 16 of Girl Scouts Together and see the COVID-19 Travel Update Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers.

TROOP TRAVEL - DAY TRIPS
Day trips are permitted for troops in all counties within our council. Troops should assess and consider local state and county health and safety guidelines for all areas that the trip will include. See Girl Scouts Together for important information and guidelines, and learn more on the Travel page.

TROOP TRAVEL - OVERNIGHT
Troops may now plan overnight travel, and may submit paperwork for approval on a case-by-case basis. Learn more on the Travel page.

DESTINATIONS
Destinations will not take place during summer 2021. The early application period is open through June 15, 2021, for 2022 Destinations. See the Travel page for more information.

2022 Camp Programs

We are excitedly planning for a safe and fun traditional camp experience for summer of 2022. Stay tuned for more coming soon in the 2022 Summer Camp Programs brochure, to be released digitally on November 9, 2021. We look forward to a summer outside with you!