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Program Updates 2021

The Council is expanding offerings for Girl Scouts, families and members at home:


Virtual Resources: Virtual resources will be available on the Council website for members and families.

Girl Scouts at Home: GSUSA is inviting every girl and any of their female friends to engage with other girls across the country! Girls can stay connected and continue making the world a better place. Programming is open to girls of all grade levels (K-12th grade). There are also awesome links for parents and families and troop leaders. We are all in this together as we continue to celebrate our national sisterhood. To learn more, please click here.

Aquarium Adventures

Our Program Partners are stepping up to the plate to offer live interaction with animals. Join the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium

every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to see live streaming videos of their center. This past Wednesday, they taught girls how to feed sharks. The videos will stay online for girls who join at a later time. This is a free program. Please click here for more information.

Facebook Groups

If you are a parent or volunteer, please join our Facebook Group. We are posting new opportunities for your girl almost daily.

Event Cancelation Policy

If you have been affected by the events being canceled or postponed, there are three options available:

1. Do nothing. If the event you registered for is rescheduled at a date that works for you, we will automatically move your registration to that date.

2. Request a gift certificate to be used at a different event. We offer events all year long, and there might be another program that catches your eye. You could also use the gift certificate in the shop.

3. If none of the options above work for you, please reach out to our Customer Care Team to request a refund. They can be contacted at info@gsdsw.org.

Higher Awards

Recognizing that many schools, youth activities and community gatherings have been suspended, Girl Scouts offered a three-month extension from Sept. 30 to December 31, 2020, to provide flexibility for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors earning Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards. This was particularly relevant for 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes and 12th grade Ambassadors who bridged to the next program age level officially on September 30, 2020 and typically would not be eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, respectively.

 

BE A SOURCE OF COMFORT AND CALM FOR GIRL SCOUTS


 Girl Scouts of the USA has developed a helpful resource for How to Talk to Your Girl About Coronavirus to help minimize stress and worry in your Girl Scout’s life and give her a sense of calm and control.

Throughout our history, Girl Scouts have played an important role in helping to keep our country safe. The 1947 Girl Scout Handbook explains: "A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed.
Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency." During World War II, Girl Scouts tended victory gardens, sold war bonds, and collected scrap metal. The work of today’s Girl Scouts is just as essential. Girl Scouts can continue to demonstrate leadership in the fight against coronavirus by teaching proper handwashing and other hygiene practices to their peers. They can learn about how coronavirus is spread and how to protect themselves and share this information with others. Girl Scouts can be a force for good by confronting misinformation about Asian-Americans, who increasingly have been the targets of racist attacks and discrimination.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you would like more information and updates about COVID-19, please visit the following links:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

GSUSA

How to Cope with Feeling Overwhelmed

Safety Activity Checkpoints