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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

Updated: August 30. 2022

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has lifted most restrictions to be in accordance with common practice of the public. Members are not required to be vaccinated to participate in gatherings. Masks are optional for all in-person Girl Scout gatherings and there are no restrictions on group sizes beyond venue capacity limits.

We do require guardians or caregivers to complete a pre-screening form when their child participates in a gathering consisting of multiple troops in the event a participant tests positive afterwards. Adult volunteer meetings no longer require a pre-screen form if a roster of attendees is available for contact tracing.

In the event of a positive COVID test within five (5) days of a gathering, troop leaders or volunteers should notify other gathering participants. If exposed to COVID, we recommend that individuals follow CDC protocol:

Positive COVID incidents should be reported to council ( only if they are after a Service Unit or Association gathering. If an individual tests positive after a troop meeting, there is no need to notify council staff.  Further details on reporting can be found on page 7 and 8 of the Response Guidelines linked below.

If state or local government guidelines are more restrictive than the Council guidelines, members are expected to adhere to the government guidelines.

To check current state government guidelines, please visit:

District of Columbia
West Virginia

Here are additional resources related to the Council’s COVID-19 Response Guidelines:

Contact if you have any questions.

Council Offices
Council offices reopened to the public. No appointment is required but if you want to see a specific member of the staff, we recommend that you coordinate in advance of your visit.
Connecticut Avenue Office hours
Monday – Friday 9 AM and 5 PM
Satellite Offices
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 1 – 5 PM
Wednesday and Thursday 9 AM – 5 PM

Camp Updates:
At Council camp properties, all sites are available for troop camping.  

Girl Scout Shops

Our Shops have reopened to in-person shopping at all locations with health/safety guidelines and occupancy restrictions in place.

Please visit our Shop page for locations/hours of operations/guidelines.

Recent update letter to our members: 
A Letter to our Members | September 2021

Be a source of Comfort and Calm for Girls

  • Girl Scouts of the USA has developed a helpful resource for   How to Talk to Your Girl About Coronavirus to help minimize stress and worry in your Girl Scout’s life and give her a sense of calm and control.
  • Thank you for your help in keeping Girl Scouts a safe, fun space for everyone! If you have questions about how novel coronavirus may impact Girl Scout activities, please contact us at,  800-523-7898—we're here for you.