A Note from Carol: In-Person Meetings Update
Feb. 24, 2021
Update March 5: A recording of the conversation with San Diego County officials about in-person activity safety guidelines and additional information will be available here in several days.
Girl Scouts San Diego (GSSD) is committed to the health and safety of its members, volunteers, and staff. We understand the desirability, and importance, of reuniting our girls in person as many continue to suffer from the stress of isolation and a lack of connection with their peers. In response to inquiries from our Girl Scout community about when girls might be able to gather, we have partnered with San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) to review our GSSD COVID-19 safety guidelines alongside the guidelines for small group youth cohorts, youth recreation, and others.
After careful review and under the HHSA’s guidance, we are able to
offer our members in San Diego and Imperial counties more choices for
in-person gatherings including Girl Scout troop meetings and
traditional cookie booths. These choices are based on the proven
research and guidelines established with the cohort model (used at
schools and with sports teams) and the retail booth model (used at
retail and farmers’ markets). With the assistance of HHSA, we have
revised our safety checklist for hosting in-person meetings and
activities for girls and adults as well as our participation guidance and waiver form.