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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. 

January 19, 2021 Update

With the recent update from the governor of Illinois, Girl Scouts will continue to update in-person guidelines provided by the State of Illinois and the official Coronavirus Response team. With the most recent update, some areas will be allowed to start meeting in person again. The Girl Scout council is included in the setting named “meetings, events and gatherings (excluding in-person school or sports)" on the Restore Illinois Mitigation Plan website. Please follow the tiered mitigation schedule to find guidelines for the region where your troop meets. Our council's jurisdiction falls within Regions 3, 4, 5 and 6. See the State of Illinois' Coronavirus Response region map

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

The Shop is open again to in-person shopping! We are requiring masks to be worn at all times and will have a limit of 6 customers in the shop at a time. Shop hours are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday. Curbside pick up is still available! We ask customers to place their order ahead of time and call the shop when you arrive to pick up your order.

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 March 2021