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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

For concerns not covered on this page, please contact Customer Care at 213-213-0123.

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 31, 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.

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 until at least Jan. 4, 2021. 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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Virtual Ways to Connect

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