Currently, we are continuing to provide programing and activities to girls, members, and guests while implementing preventive measures in line with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health agencies. As a precautionary measure, we have:
- Heightened disinfection practices at our three program centers and two camps
- Added hand sanitization stations at all service centers
- Made plans to establish hand washing breaks at events
- Made proactive changes within our camp food service
- Shared guidance with the staff and trainers who serve our members
At this time, we are cancelling all scheduled events for groups of more than 250 people as well as all encampments through March 31. Should we receive a recommendation to cancel other activities, we will notify all registrants by email and/or text as promptly as possible. Please review our FAQs below and visit our website or follow us on social media @sdgirlscouts for up-to-date information.
Girl Scouts San Diego’s Answers to FAQs about COVID-19
Will GSSD cancel its events and activities?
Council-run events, programs, and activities:
At this time, we are cancelling all scheduled events for groups of more than 250 people as well as all encampments through March 31. Should we receive a recommendation to cancel other activities or beyond March 31, we will notify all registrants by email and/or text as promptly as possible. Smaller events with less than 250 people can proceed only if organizers can implement social distancing of six feet between participants.
Members may make the personal decision of whether or not they would like to attend. Those changing their reservation should contact our Customer Care team (619-610-0821).
We will reevaluate this every day and communicate out any changes. Refunds will be provided for any events cancelled by GSSD.
Volunteer-led events and activities:
We ask volunteers to cancel any events for more than 250 people occurring through March 31. Volunteers and girls should evaluate and decide for themselves whether or not to proceed with events scheduled for less than 250 people. Refunds will be determined by volunteer leadership for each event or activity.
Other events and activities:
Girl Scouts San Diego will cancel any property reservation for group gatherings of more than 250 people at any of our properties through March 31.
Troops and small groups who already have outdoor activities or overnights planned through March 31 may continue with their activity if they choose to, or they may change their reservation by contacting our Customer Care team (619-610-0821).
Refunds will be provided for any gatherings cancelled by GSSD.
Beyond these event/program/activity restrictions, it will be “business-as-usual” for smaller events, day-to-day work, office hours, retail shops, meetings, etc. until otherwise informed by the CDC or local health agencies.
Should Girl Scouts travel?
Girl and troop travel:
International travel and cruises are not recommended for the next 30 days. If you are planning a Girl Scout trip to an international destination or a cruise, please contact Sandy Sultz (619-610-0814).
Domestic travel: If you are planning a domestic trip through Girl Scouts, please monitor the CDC website for up-to-date travel advice and plan accordingly.
Health of our members, volunteers, and staff
Staff members are asked to stay at home from work or Girl Scout activities if they are exhibiting any signs of illness or may be at an increased health risk. We ask our volunteers and girls to do the same. Should this be necessary, please contact our Customer Care team (619-610-0821) to update your registration.
Girl Scouts leave a place better than they found it
Extra cleaning supplies will be provided for all meeting rooms at our program centers. We ask that after each meeting, attendees use these supplies to wipe down all surfaces as an added measure to our daily custodial services.
Thank you for being helpful, considerate, and thoughtful in your words and actions.