COVID-19 Updates from GSSJC

Last updated October1, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto strives for all Girl Scouts, volunteers, and families to feel included and safe throughout their Girl Scout experience. We continue to monitor COVID-19 through the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, local public health departments and counties and cities within our council jurisdiction.


Group Size:


  • All participants must be separated into activity groups of no more than 20 total people (including at least two adults or required adult ratio). Meeting space must accommodate the size of the group and include the ability to maintain six feet of physical distance between members of different households. Volunteers will receive additional guidance about maintaining activity cohorts/pods at larger events. 

  • Outdoors, masks are not required. Per CDC guidelines issued July 27, 2021, indoors, masks are strongly recommended.

  • Masks are required in groups where there is an individual with a medical need or a high-risk individual. Our Girl Scout Promise drives us to provide experiences where all girls are confident they belong. With this, we ask that members of a group in this situation help support these members and wear a mask for the duration of the activity. Participants are expected to recognize that due to confidentiality, the details for the requirement of masks in the troop/group will not be publicly shared. Mask status may change.

  • Event coordinators, troop leaders, and vendors may still make the decision to require masks for specific activities. This requirement must be made clear as part of the registration process for activities or in any pre-activity information. Mask status may change. When participating in Girl Scout activities, Girl Scout troops must wear masks for indoor activities or meetings if their local school/district requires masks indoors.

  • Masks are required in all GSSJC indoor facilities. GSSJC staff should refer to current employee responsibilities regarding COVID-19 protocols.

  • Members must follow the recommended and required mask and safety guidelines of vendors when participating in vendor programming.


  • GSSJC does not require its members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the council encourages members to educate themselves about the vaccine and become vaccinated when eligible. It is important to keep in mind that vaccines are not available for our age 11 and under Girl Scouts at this time.

  • While COVID vaccination is not required, accurate medical forms including vaccination records are required for all Girl Scouts in case of emergency.

  • Reminder: no participant can be excluded or segregated from an activity based on vaccination status.

Physical Distancing:

  • Members should keep three to six feet of distance between themselves and members of different households.