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Working together to keep our Girl Scout community safe

Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

(Updated July 23, 2021) 

Due to the steadily increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County is again requiring people to wear masks in indoor settings as of 11:59 p.m. on SATURDAY NIGHT, JULY 17, 2021, regardless of vaccination status.

See below for highlights on what troops and service units can do now. Download Troop Activity Guidelines for complete details.

Jump to forms, steps, and guidelines related to in-person meetings »

Troops can now:

  • Resume Girl Scout troop meetings and activities at full capacity with masks when indoors. Please refer to Safety Activity Checkpoints.
  • Participate in overnight camping provided you adhere to the 75% tent capacity. (Example, an 8-person tent would not exceed 6 occupants).
  • Travel
    • Outside of their home county, domestically and internationally (with CDC compliance).
    • Hotel stays are allowed provided that each room does not exceed 75% capacity.

Service Units can now:

  • Host outdoor and indoor in-person events, such as bridging events, service unit day camps, and service unit campouts.

For additional guidance please refer to LA County WhenToWearAMask.pdf.

For questions, please contact GSGLA by email at customercare@girlscoutsla.org or phone at 213 213-0123.


Steps & Forms for Meeting In-Person

Step 1: Review the GSGLA In-person Activity Guidance for Volunteers document.

Step 2: Every member/girl/family that will meet in person must fill out the GSGLA Member Agreement Participation Form / Formulario de Acuerdo de Participación del Miembro de GSGLA.

Families can assist in helping to maintain a safe environment for all girls and volunteers. An agreement should be completed by families prior to the first in-person meeting. It outlines what families can expect and how they can help. (A hard copy of this physical form will be maintained by troop leaders.)

Step 3: Complete the Assumption of Risk, Release, and Liability Related to COVID-19 eForm.

This eForm should be completed for each participant (girls and adults) who are attending in-person meetings, leaders will receive notification that troop members have completed it. If you have questions regarding completion, please contact covid19@girlscoutsla.org.

Step 4: The member attending an in-person meeting/activity should complete the COVID-19 Self-Screening Assessment / Evaluación de Auto-Examen de COVID-19 prior to attendance at every in-person gathering to ensure that participants are following health screening guidelines. You are not required to submit this document, only to conduct the self-assessment prior to leaving home.

Step 5: Print and have available the Troop/Service Unit In-person Meeting Activity Sign-In sheet / Planilla de Inscripción para Actividad/Reunión Presencial de la Unidad de Servicios/Patrulla de GSGLA.

This sheet is to be completed for each troop or service unit in-person gathering. It serves two purposes 1.) to indicate that participants acknowledge that screening guidelines have been met and 2.) serves as a roster of those who were physically present for event or activity (This form is to be retained by meeting organizer, see details on form.)

COVID-19 Self-Screening Assessment 

Please complete the self-screening assessment prior to attending a GSGLA in-person activity, meeting, event, or property. You are not required to submit this document, only to conduct the self-assessment prior to leaving home. 

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Staffing Note

In accordance with leading practices regarding social distancing and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Safer at Home" order, our staff will continue to work remotely. We will continue to provide uninterrupted service. The customer care line, office phone lines, and email remain available for you to reach out to staff. If you have specific questions regarding COVID-19 updates and impact to our programs or services, continue to reach out via our response email address, COVID19@girlscoutsla.org.

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Below is a list of free and low-cost tools troops and communities in other councils are using for virtual meetings. While we cannot endorse or support specific online meeting tools, we encourage you to look at these and alternative options and discuss with parents and girls to determine what the best solution is for your troop or community needs.

Video and Audio-Conferencing Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Zoom 
Note: Meeting duration maximum of 40 minutes in free version
Skype 
Note: Up to 10 participants free
Webex 
Note: Limited file and content sharing in free version

Chat and Collaboration Tools

While all of these options have a free version, please note you may be prompted to consider their upgraded versions for a subscription fee.

Microsoft Teams 
Slack 
Facebook Groups 

Additional Low-Cost Tools

Additional low-cost tools for collaboration and conferencing to consider if the above options do not meet your group's needs.

GoToMeeting 
Google Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet 


For concerns not covered on this page, please contact GSGLA at customercare@girlscoutsla.org or 213-213-0123.