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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe


Updated: October 22, 2021

The Council has a stepped approach to guide safe participation to in-person gatherings. The Council is currently at Step III:

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Step III (modified October 21, 2021)

  1. Members of the troop and/or service unit must agree and adhere to guidelines below:
    ·         Members are not required to be vaccinated to participate in            Girl  Scout in-person gatherings.
    ·         Members are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  2. For in-person gatherings hosted by a Girl Scout troop, service unit, or association
    ·            Maximum of 100 people may attend an indoor gathering
    ·            Maximum of 150 people may attend an outdoor gathering
    ·            Girl members should be in activity groups of no more than 25        total people. For Daisies and Brownies: 21 girls and 4 adults. For        Juniors and above: 23 girls and 2 adultsMaximum 150 people at        an in-person outdoor gathering.

  3.  For in-person gatherings sponsored by community organizations, businesses and venues:
    ·            Council spans a wide geographic area with different                          approaches to managing COVID-19
    ·            Council provides flexibility to volunteers and parents to        evaluate their personal risk tolerance for participating in large         community events that exceed 75 -150 people.

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 will reopen to the public on September 7, 2021. 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: 
Council Camp Properties

At Council camp properties, glen shelters, platform tents, and hammock units are available for troop camping. Currently, lodges and covered wagons are not available for overnight troop rental, but lodges are available for volunteer training and day use at 100% capacity only.

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.