Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe
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Important updates from GSGLA CEO, Theresa Edy-Kiene
These messages were emailed to all members and are archived here for your convenience:
July 6, 2020 letter to GSGLA families
May 14, 2020 letter to GSGLA families
April 24, 2020 letter to GSGLA families
April 16, 2020 letter to GSGLA families
March 27, 2020 letter to GSGLA familes
March 13, 2020 letter to GSGLA familes
March 10, 2020 letter to GSGLA familes
March 3, 2020 letter to GSGLA familes
At Girl Scouts, our motto is “be prepared.” The COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) protocols at our council are changing rapidly in response to available information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), school districts, and other partners. As Girl Scouts, we have an obligation to our community to do all that we can to limit the spread of coronavirus, even if we as individuals are not at risk of serious illness. See how we are responding to these changing circumstances below.
Returning to In-Person Activities (updated July 1, 2020)
On June 12, 2020, California entered Stage 3 of the Pandemic Resilience Roadmap. Based on those guidelines, GSGLA has developed a tentative plan for the return to in-person activities. View our Returning to In-Person Activities document.
Big News! Girl Scouts at Home Virtual Programs
We know it can be hard for girls to be without their friends and to navigate the challenges of online learning. Fortunately, councils from around the world are coming up with ways to help by offering innovative (and fun!) alternatives to in-person programs on GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home web page. Take a look and explore by topic or by grade level. And be sure to share this resource with friends—Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts alike!
In addition to GSUSA's Girl Scouts at Home website, check out GSGLA's web page for even more information on how girls, their families and troop leaders can continue to participate in Girl Scouting at home or virtually until we are able to meet again in person.
GSGLA Events, Programs, and Trainings Update
To continue to help keep our communities safe, the cancellation of all in-person programs and events has been extended through May 31, with some postponements and adjustments for virtual experiences. All in-person trainings through June 30 are cancelled; However, live training webinars are continuing as planned.
- Silver Award Ceremonies will continue virtually on the same dates and times as originally scheduled.
- Gold Award and Silver Award trainings/workshops will be presented as recorded webinars.
2020 Summer Camp Update + Camp: The Remix!
Taking every necessary step to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to cancel our traditional 2020 Summer Camp season through August (for more information, please see our April 24 CEO letter and FAQs.) In its place, we're beyond excited to invite your girl(s) to join us at Camp: The Remix, a camp-in-a-box program offering six, week-long sessions, each with a unique theme, led by our creative camp staff, delivered to your door.
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 until at least September 1. 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.
We continue to closely monitor developments surrounding the coronavirus. You are encouraged to keep checking this web page, which includes an archive of COVID-19 communications from our CEO.
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