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COVID-19 Updates from GSSJC

Last updated March 20, 2020 at 3:20 p.m. CST

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council continues to monitor COVID-19 updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and local public health departments and all of the counties and cities within our council boundaries.

Here is the latest - find more detailed information in the drop-down section.

  • All GSSJC facilities, camps, shops and resource centers are closed.
  • All in-person activities, including troop meetings, should be canceled immediately.
  • All council-coordinated events, including camp, are canceled through at least April 10 and refunds are being issued. Gatherings of 50+ are canceled through at least May 10, including Adult Recognition Event and Annual Meeting.
  • The 2020 Cookie Program is suspended.
GSSJC Facility Closures

All GSSJC facilities, including camps, shops and resource centers/offices, are currently closed. We encourage you to use our online shop during this time.

Council staff are working remotely. Staff who perform essential council functions that require physical presence at a Girl Scout property may be scheduled on a staggered basis to limit potential contact. The Girl Scout Center in Houston is closed to visitors.

For staff who are present at GSSJC facilities, we are continuing to keep our properties well-stocked with supplies needed to reduce the spread of germs.

Refunds on Activities

All council-coordinated in-person events, including camp, are being canceled through at least April 10. Our Adult Recognition Event on April 18 is canceled, and refunds are being issued. Our Annual Meeting will now take place online. All gatherings of 50+ are canceled through at least May 10. Program registrants will receive direct communication concerning their activity.

Participants will automatically receive refunds. No action is required. If you registered online, your refund will be applied as a credit back to the card used for registration within 10-15 business days. Paper registration refunds will be returned by check and will take 3-4 weeks to process.

For third party event refunds: we will communicate with participants registered to attend programs delivered by third parties or vendors. If you registered directly through a vendor, please contact them for guidance. If you have questions or concerns, email

The Adult Recognition Event on Saturday, April 18 is canceled. We will share additional guidance for recognizing our amazing volunteers in a follow-up communication soon. All registrants will receive a full refund.

Cookie Program Updates

The 2020 Cookie Program is suspended. All members must discontinue all public activity, including booths, walkabouts and lemonade stands effective immediately.

More information on next steps is being developed and will be communicated with troop cookie managers and troop leaders once it's finalized. TCMs - please see the Online Community group for more details.

Girl Scouting from Home

As Girl Scouts, we live by the motto "be prepared" - and that includes when the unexpected happens. While we ask that all members continue to follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and their local health officials and cease in-person meetings, we want to deliver the opportunity for Girl Scouting to continue at home. Learn more at

This situation continues to evolve quickly. Please check back frequently for updates.

GSSJC Virtual Friendship Circle - March 20, 2020

We hosted a webinar for all members sharing the latest updates on our council, cookies and how to participate in Girl Scouting from home. Watch the recording and download the slides below.