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 -
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
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.