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Holiday COVD Procedures

Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

Updated: March 1. 2022

The March update to COVID guidelines include:
-Mask wearing will be optional for all in-person Girl Scout gatherings if no county or state mask mandates are in place.

Our last update in February included the following:
- Lock-ins hosted in commercial spaces do not need approval from Council

Effective March 1st:
- Transition to Step IV: Elimination of group size restrictions
- Pre-screen forms no longer required for routine individual troop meetings
- Elimination of room sharing restrictions
- Effective March 11th, lodges will open for overnights

Beginning March 1, 2022
1. Members of the troop and/or service unit must agree and adhere to COVID-19 Safety Requirements which include a pre-screen form for non-routine troop meetings.
a. Members are not required to be vaccinated to participate in Girl Scout in-person gatherings.
2. Masking is optional at all Girl Scout in-person events if there are no county or state mask mandates in place.
3. All group size restrictions are lifted. Follow venue capacity limits.

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 except covered wagons are available to troop camping. Lodges are open for overnights starting March 11th.

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.