The safety of our girls, volunteers, members, families, and staff is
our highest priority. As a reminder, virtual and at-home programming
remains the safest way to participate, and there is no requirement to
meet in person—any in-person meetings or activities are
On November 30, 2021, Monroe County declared a state of emergency due to rising COVID-19 rates and hospitalizations, and the COVID-19 rates in Western New York are the highest in New York State.
COVID-19 is a serious health risk and we will continue to monitor public health guidance and are prepared to make changes to our safety guidance if needed.
GSWNY COVID-19 safety guidance that was issued September 1, 2021, remains aligned to public health guidance including wearing masks indoors and social distancing indoors, and there are no changes to GSWNY safety guidance at this time.
Girl Scouts are always prepared, so please continue to follow the current GSWNY safety guidelines and be watchful for GSWNY communications in case we need to increase COVID-19 restrictions on in-person activities.
As a reminder, GSWNY will give full refunds for any cancellation by you or GSWNY of an in-person program or property rental for council-sponsored GSWNY events, activities and properties during the pandemic.
For locations and vendors that you are working with directly, we recommend that you contact any troop meeting locations and program vendors in advance to ensure they are still open and allowing on-site activities.
In-person programs and events can be a wonderful outlet for our girls, however they are always optional. There are many ways to participate in Girl Scouts at home with virtual meetings, Badge in a Box, and at-home activities. At-home is the safest option. Always follow your own comfort level, and if you participate in person, please follow all safety guidelines to reduce the risk.
We are actively monitoring guidance from NYS and if there are any changes to GSWNY safety guidance, or if we need to suspend in-person activities in the future, GSWNY will notify all members by email and on our social media pages, and update our website.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call 1-888-837-6410. In an emergency, please call 1-800-882-9268.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and members for your dedication to ensuring safety standards. Thank you for all you do!