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Council Guidelines & Protocols 

We're here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have and to find reasonable solutions to help you continue to deliver the Girl Scout Experience. Please don't hesitate to reach out for support! Call 518-489-8110, or email

March 3, 2022

Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our members, families, and the communities we serve. Thank you for your continued cooperation as we navigate COVID-19.


  • Do not participate in activities if not feeling well
  • Continue mitigation efforts related to cleaning, handwashing, social distancing, symptom monitoring  
  • Masks are optional
  • Follow any protocols of the location that you are attending/visiting
  • Follow local guidance and check COVID-19 community levels
  • We encourage testing for overnights and travel

We encourage our members to continue to review NYS and CDC  for additional information as needed.

Visit the CDC’s Use and Care of Masks and COVID-19 Community Level resources for additional background.

Thank you for helping keep our Girl Scout community fun and safe.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 518-489-8110 or

Past Guidance -Covid-2019 Update January 2022

Meeting Guidelines and Council Protocols (Updated as of  1/24/2022)

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York remains committed to the health and safety of guests and staff.

Visiting Council Service Centers:

Virtually (Email & Phone) 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday
In-Person – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday - Thursday

In-person visits are walk-in, appointments are strongly encouraged if meeting with a specific person.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Girl Scouts you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Help keep each other healthy.

In-person programs and events can be a wonderful outlet for our Girls when permitted by NYS, however, they are always optional. There are many ways to participate in GS at home with virtual meetings, badge in a box, and at-home activities. Virtual 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.

Do not attend in-person meetings/events if you are sick, or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Girls should not attend in-person meetings if they are sick, experiencing any symptoms of illness, or have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Please continue to wear a mask at all times in the Service centers and when mandated at programs and events. Please refer to  CDC Website for more information and guidelines. Please continue to visit our website for the most current up-to-date Council COVID-19 plans.

When meeting in person please keep in mind how individuals can clean their hands (access to handwashing stations or hand sanitizer), avoid sharing supplies, and how space will be cleaned prior to Girl’s arrival. Any supplies purchased to keep the Troop/Service Unit safe can be purchased with Troop funds. Everyone must follow the guidelines of the property or place of meeting.

As a reminder, GSNENY will give full refunds for any in-person program or property rental for GSNENY events, activities, and properties.