Updated 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) remains committed to keeping
each other safe and healthy as we introduce new phases to resuming
GSSWT lifted most all restrictions concerning COVID-19 health
protocols for troops and communities. We will continue to emphasize
face coverings, physical distancing and good hand hygiene in daily
activities, as it is proven these tactics are most successful in
protecting the girls we serve who are not eligible to receive the
NEW regarding operating hours at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout
Leadership Center (effective October 18, 2021):
- The Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center introduces new
operating hours to best meet the need of our member families and
volunteers. Effective Monday, October 18, all departments will be
available to visitors the following days/times:
- Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Thursday from 2 – 7
- Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 2nd Saturday
from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Closed Sunday – Tuesday
The Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will continue to offer
curbside service on select days during operating hours.
GSSWT will also accept room reservations for the Sally Cheever
leadership center during operating hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
210-349-2404 to make a reservation.
- GSSWT troops and communities are welcome to meet and plan
in-person events. COVID-19 Protocols training for volunteers and
advance permission granted from the council is no longer necessary
for troop meetings or low-risk day trips within GSSWT’s service
area. However, GSSWT expects volunteers and caregivers to follow
guidelines regarding face coverings and other common preventive
measures outlined below.
Please Note: Troops are NOT allowed to meet in any
private residence at this time. Learn
Common Preventive Measures:
- Face coverings are required when:
- You are indoors
with girls or adults (regardless of vaccination
- You are in a vehicle with girls or adults
who are not of the same household (regardless of vaccination
- Face coverings are optional
- You are outdoors (regardless of vaccination
- Health screenings are no longer
required for girls and adults. We expect individuals who feel
ill or demonstrate any of the common symptoms of COVID-19 to
- Troops and communities are expected to
encourage good hand hygiene. Plan for hand washing before and
after activities and have hand sanitizer readily available for
- Minimize the use of shared materials
such as markers, crayons and scissors. Use troop or community
funds to provide each girl with her own supplies. Shared items
should be sanitized after each use.
- When eating snacks
or meals, troops and communities are asked to serve food in
pre-packaged individual servings or designate one individual to
plate each participant’s meal.
- GSSWT has resumed pre-pandemic approvals required for the
- High risk activities
trips outside GSSWT’s service area
- Overnight trips of 1
to 2 nights
- Extended travel trips of 3 or more
- International travel
To request approval for one of the above activities, submit a
complete Activity and Trip Form.
What will it take to slow the spread of COVID-19?
Wear a mask, wash your hands, practice physical distancing and
get your vaccine.