(Updated April 12, 2021)
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles recognizes that the COVID-19
health crisis is a fluid situation, and we continue to monitor the
guidelines provided by the state and local agencies. We recognize that
things are difficult right now and many troops are connecting
virtually, and we encourage you to continue to do so.
to forms, steps, and guidelines related to in-person meetings »
Effective April 12: A leader/troop can meet in person following
GSGLA's In-person Activity Guidance.
New for Troops as of April
- Troops can hike, backpack, and participate in outdoor
activities that allow social distancing (i.e. kayaking or horseback
riding). Troops can participate in indoor/outdoor tours with social
distancing and PPE (i.e., museums, zoos with indoor areas).
- Troops can participate in overnight outdoor camping provided
each camper has their own tent and are following the California
Department of Public Health and Cal Osha guidelines found here.
- Troops are
permitted to meet indoors while maintaining social distancing, 14:2
ratios, and PPE Please adhere to all health and safety guidelines
and follow the recommendations in the GSGLA In-Person Activity
New for Service Units as of April 13, 2021:
- Service Units can host outdoor in-person events, like bridging
events, service unit day camps, service unit campouts.
Effective April 24: GSGLA is permitting the use of our
properties! To browse our properties and to make a reservation, click here.
(Updated Feb. 5,
Effective Monday, March 1, a
leader/troop can meet in-person following GSGLA's In-person Troop Guidelines. We want to support you by
providing options to allow your troop to connect – virtually and or
in-person. GSGLA recommends a blended approach, connecting virtually
and in-person; this allows all members of a troop to participate in
a way that is comfortable for the girl and her family.
Starting March 1: Limited* outdoor in-person troop meetings
(*limited to 14 girls and 2 adults), outdoor in-person parent
meetings, and outdoor in-person service unit leader meetings are
permitted in a limited capacity.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Step 4: The member attending an in-person meeting/activity
should complete the Member Self-Screening Checklist prior to attending.
Self-Screening questions to be completed prior to attendance at
every in-person gathering to ensure that participants are following
health screening guidelines. (This information is NOT to be retained
by troop/group/event leader and is for the participant only.)
Step 5: Print and have available the Troop/Service Unit In-person Meeting Activity
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 Notification Report
Use this form to notify GSGLA if someone connected to your troop or
service unit is diagnosed with COVID-19 and has potentially exposed
others during a Girl Scout event or activity. To maintain the affected
person's privacy, do not share health information with others; council
staff will notify those potentially exposed in a manner consistent
with healthcare privacy laws. After filling out the document, please
email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.