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.
Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is closely monitoring the
COVID-19 updates from the Centers For Disease
Control, the World Health Organization, and the local
public health departments for the District of Columbia and each of
the 25 counties and cities within our council boundaries.
Girl Scout events are similar to schools, and we are paying close
attention to local guidance around school closures.
Here are the additional things we are doing to keep our community
clean and safe:
- We are keeping our properties well-stocked with supplies
needed to reduce the spread of germs.
- All staff members
who are ill will be sent home.
- We are encouraging all
members who are sick or are at a higher risk for serious illness to
not attend Girl Scout meetings, programs, or events.
advise all service units to follow CDC-recommended hygiene measures
at their large group gatherings.
- We advise our service
units and members to consider buying cancelation insurance for any
upcoming large Girl Scout event or travel.
Girl Scout large gatherings.
- The CDC has indicated that this is an emerging, rapidly
evolving situation, please understand we will update information as
decisions are made based on the best information at the time. We
understand that the COVID-19 is a serious concern for our members
and leave the final decision to participate in Girl Scout events to
families. When circumstances change, we are prepared to follow the
recommendations of the CDC and local health departments to ensure
the health and safety of our members.
- The Council is
reviewing the status of Council-sponsored programs and events.
Decisions to postpone, reschedule, and/or cancel any events will be
made two weeks before each event.
- For Girl Scout events
managed by outside vendors (i.e. Girl Scout Day at the Nationals)
check with the vendor regarding cancelations or refunds.
Increase hygiene at Girl Scout events, such as:
- Try to maintain at least 6 feet of physical space between you
and other people.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not
available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used in a pinch.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Do not cough
into your hands and always wash your hands after coughing or
sneezing if you use a tissue.
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
- 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
800-523-7898—we're here for you.