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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information for Members

Updated 3/17/2021

Girl Scouts Together (updated 3-17-21) is your one-stop-shop for all of the information you need on GSOSW's reopening plans, the resumption of in-person Girl Scout activities, and resources for continuing successful virtual 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 6-16), along with a few other helpful tools and resources. The guide will be updated and enhanced regularly as new tools are developed, information changes, or member needs are identified, and the most up-to-date version will always be available on this page.

As of November 1, 2020, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington has begun notifying service units of areas within our council that have been approved by GSOSW to resume in-person Girl Scout meetings and activities. These areas are being determined based on regional health authority metrics for disease spread risk for Oregon and Washington, and each county/region is evaluated on an individual basis.

GSOSW will continue to monitor the most current health authority metrics for Oregon and Washington and maintain a list of counties eligible for GSOSW approval, updated on a weekly basis on this page. This list does not serve as approval to begin meeting, but rather indicates eligibility. GSOSW staff will directly notify service units and troops of county approval and guide them through the reopening process, where applicable.

We encourage you to review Girl Scouts Together with your family and Girl Scout troop to understand GSOSW’s guidelines and begin considering what your family’s and troop’s preferences would be should your county be approved for in-person Girl Scout activities. 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 as we navigate this new phase together.

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Service Centers and Girl Scout Shops

SERVICE CENTERS
While GSOSW staff continue to work from home as possible, 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
Shop safely from the comfort of your home or schedule an appointment to shop in-person at select service centers. 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 new 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’s AT-HOME PROGRAM
Enjoy activities in STEM, the outdoors, life skills and more developed and led by local girls and GSOSW staff. Explore GSOSW’s At-Home Program today!

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

2021 PROGRAM GUIDE SPRING SUPPLEMENT
Discover patch programs, virtual events and workshops, interactive activities and all the tools you need to make the most of this season with Girl Scouts.

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.

Girl Scout Property Reservations

Although the COVID-19 pandemic requires certain limitations, some properties may be open for meetings, outings, and small events. Visitors must comply with current council and state guidelines to limit exposure. Contact our site registrar to see which properties are open for reservations at property@girlscoutsosw.org.

See the Properties page for more information.

Girl Scout Travel

TROOP TRAVEL - DAY TRIPS
Day trips are permitted in areas approved by GSOSW for in-person activities—see Girl Scouts Together for important information and guidelines.

TROOP TRAVEL - OVERNIGHT
Overnight travel is not currently permitted; however, troops may begin planning for trips taking place after June 1, 2021. Learn more on the Travel page.

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

2021 Camp Programs

OVERNIGHT CAMP
Overnight camp is currently planned for summer 2021. See the Overnight Camp page for more information.

DAY CAMP
In-person and virtual day camp programs are planned for 2021. See the Day Camp page for more information.