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COVID-19 Information

As we continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 across our region, Girl Scouts of Western Washington has the health and safety of our members and employees at the forefront of every decision we make. Girl Scouts of Western Washington is classified as a non-essential business, which requires us to follow Washington State's Safe Start Phase plan, but has elements of our operations, like Retail, that allow us to open outside the phase guidelines. Below is a high-level overview of how GSWW will apply the Governor’s phasing plans to our business operations.

Phase Plan: GSWW supports 17 counties across western Washington. We have designed our reopening plan to correspond with each county’s Safe Start requirements in an effort to be responsive to our members’ community circumstances. Please note, these phases are dynamic and are subject to change at any time. If a county reverts to a lower phase, programs may be cancelled with little notice to align with phase guidelines and/or state mandates.

Phases 1,1.5 & 2: Virtual/Online Only. The Washington State phase guidelines prohibit GSWW from allowing in-person programming due to group gathering guidelines and GSUSA’s girl/adult ratio requirements. All counties in these phases will need to remain virtual/online until they are authorized to move to Phase 3.

  • GSWW in-person group programming—including council-led, partner, and volunteer-led activities—is cancelled until further notice, depending on civic and health authority directives. All volunteer-led activities and programs—including troop meetings, travel, and Encamporees—should be held virtually only. This guidance extends to events held on or off Girl Scout property.
  • GSWW Properties: All GSWW offices and troop houses will remain closed until further notice. Equipment depot items can be reserved for curbside pickup in both Everett and DuPont. Contact our Customer Care team for more details (customercare@girlscoutsww.org or 1(800) 541-9852).
  • Camp Properties & Reservations: GSWW is exploring all possibilities to balance mitigating risks and following legal counsel with utilizing camps in the coming membership year. Updates and additional information will be shared as we have more details. At this time, camp properties will remain closed until further notice.
  • Troop Meetings: Troops need to continue meeting virtually/online through these phases.
  • Fall Product Program: Modified Fall Product Programming will begin September 25 through November 17. Troops can attend virtual/online SU training and schedule product pick-up by appointment with a SU Product Manager. Product can be direct shipped to customers via the M2 online system or delivered to known friends and family with no-contact porch drop-off, to in-household family members or up to five in-person contacts monthly. All girl activities are under direct parent supervision.
  • Girl Scouts at Home, Camp at Home and Volunteering at Home: We encourage members to participate in our Girl Scouts at Home programming, which we’re continually working to update and enhance based on member feedback.


Phase 3: Virtual/Online + Small Gatherings. GSWW will allow for program gatherings with no more than eight participants and two unrelated adult volunteers. Modified in-person programming can be conducted in accordance with CDC health and safety guidelines, which will be outlined in GSWW’s Member Safety Guidelines.

  • GSWW Programming: Modified programming with eight participants and two unrelated adult volunteers will be re-opening September 25, 2020, for counties in this phase.
  • GSWW Properties: All GSWW offices and troop houses will remain closed to the public until further notice. Equipment depot items can be reserved for curbside pickup in both Everett and DuPont. Contact our Customer Care team for more details (customercare@girlscoutsww.org or 1(800) 541-9852).
  • Camp Properties & Reservations: GSWW is exploring all possibilities to balance mitigating risks and following legal counsel with utilizing camps in the coming membership year. Updates and additional information will be shared as we have more details. At this time, camp properties will remain closed until further notice.
  • Troop Meetings: Outdoor only. GSWW will outline these details in our Member Safety Guidelines.
  • Fall Product Program: Modified Fall Product Programming will begin September 25 through November 17. Troops can attend virtual/online SU training and schedule product pick-up by appointment with a SU Product Manager. Product can be direct shipped to customers via the M2 online system or delivered to known friends and family with no-contact porch drop-off, to in-household family members or up to 10 in-person contacts monthly. All girl activities are under direct parent supervision.
  • Girl Scouts at Home, Camp at Home and Volunteering at Home: We encourage members to participate in our Girl Scouts at Home programming, which we’re continually working to update and enhance based on member feedback.

Phase 4: Guidelines for this phase aren’t specific enough for us to know if programming will resume without modifications. Once we move to this phase, there will be at least a 2-4 week transition period to re-open programming council-wide. Camp Properties may take longer to reopen due to property needs and limited staffing.

In order to comply with regulatory guidelines, all council-wide or multi-county programming that requires travel across county boundaries is cancelled until further notice. If your troop or program has participants from multiple counties, you must adhere to the gathering requirements of the county with the smallest group size regulations in place.

Retail Stores: We are pleased to announce some of our council stores will be  re-opening the week of September 14.

  • Bremerton: September 17
    • Thursdays: 11am-6pm
  • DuPont: September 18
    • Tuesdays 11am-6pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11am-3pm 
  • Everett: September 23
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm-5pm and Fridays 10am-3pm
  • Georgetown & Longview retail locations are closed until further notice.


Lastly, please be sure to join us for our sidewalk sales to celebrate the re-opening of our retail stores. The sidewalk sales will take place at our Everett and DuPont locations.

  • September 11
    • Hours: 3pm-7pm
  • September 12
    • Hours: 11am-4pm


Note: Outdoors only. Only non-core items will be sold. Girls are encouraged to spend their Cookie Dough or gift cards. Should be fun-filled days for all!

Girl Scouts of Western Washington is working diligently on Member Safety Guidelines. We expect to have these guidelines ready to share by August 31, which will include procedures on:

  • Social distancing and face coverings
  • Food
  • Transportation & travel
  • Gathering restrictions
  • Safety Activity Check Points modifications
  • Health & sanitation
  • Exposure & incident reporting


Please know we share your frustration and disappointment. We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented health crisis. Customer Care is available (customercare@girlscoutsww.org or 1(800) 541-9852) to help with any immediate questions to support your annual program planning needs.

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