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Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The health and well-being of our girls, volunteers, and staff are our top concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will keep our activity guidelines up-to-date based on the most recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local officials and health experts.  

Girls and adults must social distance and wear masks at all times. Please abide by all guidelines for your region set by the State of Illinois COVID-19 Response team.  Thank you for helping keep our girls, volunteers and communities safe and healthy! 

Before meeting, please review all guidelines on our website. Waivers and pre-screening forms are found below. 

November 18, 2020 Update

In response to the State of Illinois' Tier 3 Mitigations going into effect on Friday, November 20th, all indoor service unit and troop activities should cease at that time. Service units and troops may transition to a virtual format or can hold outdoor meetings in groups of 10 participants or less. Any in-person, outdoor meetings will require face masks to be worn by all participants. Please refer to the State of Illinois’ Coronavirus Response webpage for any additional guidance.  

As a reminder, Girl Scouts is offering an option for discounted Zoom licenses at $3 a month. This expanded Zoom option will give your troop more time to meet and access for more people to attend at once. If your troop is interested in a Zoom license, please notify your Service Unit Manager and contact Customer Care at  customercare@gsofsi.org or 800-345-6858. 

Also, we have partnered with a coalition of nonprofits to distribute $20 computers to those in need in communities across Southern Illinois. See our PCs for People event schedule to learn more. 

Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to stay safe and healthy! 

Council Event Waivers
Troop and Service Unit Activity Updates

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is following local and state mandates in the case of COVID-19, an extremely contagious virus. Girl Scouts encourages volunteers, parents and guardians to take all reasonable precautions to limit potential exposure to this virus for girls, volunteers and families. The safety, health and well-being of our members is our first priority. 

Group gatherings must meet requirements set for your region by the State of Illinois COVID-19 Response team. Review Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois In-Person Meeting Guidelines.

Currently, GIrl Scouts of Southern Illinois allows single day events only. Overnight events are currently prohibited. Limited travel for one day activities will be allowed as long as Girl Scouts travel in vehicles with immediate household members only. Social distancing and use of masks are required upon arrival at the destination. All guidelines should be followed in conjunction with Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Waivers and Forms

Parent Permission, Health History & COVID Waiver
Adult Health History & COVID Waiver

Meeting and Event Checklist

Before hosting a meeting or event, please review the Troop and Service Unit Activity Updates. Follow these guidelines for each meeting of event: 

  1. Everyone must sign an Assumption of Risk, Release and Wavier of Liability, and Indemnity Agreement in Relation to COVID-19.
  2. Keep groups to the capacity mandated by the State of Illinois COVID-19 Response Team for your region. 
  3. Meet Girl Scouts' required Girl to Adult ratios. 
  4. Maintain social distancing. Participants should be at least six feet apart.
  5. Facemasks are required. 
  6. Hand-washing capability or hand sanitizer must be available to everyone at the event.
  7. Maintain an attendance log of participants and spectators.
  8. Please avoid personal physical contact at this time, such as hugs, handshakes, high-fives, etc. 

Waivers and Forms

Parent Permission, Health History & COVID Waiver
Adult Health History & COVID Waiver

Service Center and Council Shop Updates

Council Shop:
#4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Due to rising COVID-19 numbers, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has decided to suspend all in-person shopping at the Glen Carbon location starting Tuesday, November 17. We will reevaluate this decision at the beginning of December. Curbside order pick up will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place orders:

By phone: 618-307-3626
By email: customercare@gsofsi.org
Shop in our local online store: https://bit.ly/3bxDKpX

Orders can also be shipped to your home for $5.Shop Safety Guidelines

Service Center
The Council Service Center remains closed to the public; however, staff are working remotely and are available by contacting 800-345-6858 or customercare@gsofsi.org.

Camp Updates

All activities on our camp properties must follow guidelines set by the State of Illinois. Let's all work together to have fun at camp while keeping girls, volunteers and our communities safe. 

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Camp Property Guidelines
Updated November 2020