When Sahara saw a news story about a boy in Tijuana who was trading his toys for food, she sprang into action. She gathered food donations from friends and family and delivered the bounty to the boy at the border. Her mom reported that the best part was when Sahara said to her, “Did you see the boy’s face? He was so happy!”
Meeting in person:
Troop leaders and service unit volunteers, follow the new COVID-19 guidance to decide whether and how to host in-person activities. If you decide to host, be sure to share the participation information with families, and collect the included waiver. These guidelines are based on the color-coded California Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which ties infection metrics to possible activities. As such, it's subject to change. Be sure to check frequently for updates.
When you can't meet in person:
We can keep the Girl Scout spirit going strong even when your troop can’t actually meet face-to-face. These Return to Troop Guidelines and COVID-19 Attendee Screening information will help you prepare when it's time. Meanwhile, here are some virtual meeting resources.
- Tips and tools for planning a virtual meeting (from GSUSA)
- Digital icebreakers and games (from GSUSA)
- Supporting your troop virtually (article from GSUSA)
- Group management and tips and tricks for troop leaders (videos from GSSD Outreach team)
- Tip sheet for making meetings virtual (PDF from GSSD)
- Safety Activity Checkpoints for virtual meetings (PDF from GSSD)
- Request virtual meeting assistance from GSSD staff