Updated 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) remains committed to keeping
each other safe and healthy as we introduce new phases to resuming
Effective Tuesday, July 13, 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 COVID-19 vaccine.
NEW regarding face coverings (effective August 4, 2021):
- Face coverings are required when:
- You are indoors with
girls or adults (regardless of vaccination status).
are in a vehicle with girls or adults who are not of the same
household (regardless of vaccination status).
- Face coverings are optional when:
- You are outdoors
(regardless of vaccination status).
Phase 3 (effective July 13, 2021)
- The Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center will re-open to
the public (no appointment necessary) with limited operating hours
effective Tuesday, July 13. All departments will be available to
visitors the following days/times:
- Tuesday and Wednesday
from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Thursday from 2–7 p.m.
- Closed Friday–Monday
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.
Common Preventive Measures:
- 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 stay home.
and communities are expected to encourage good hand hygiene.
Plan for hand washing before and after activities and have hand
sanitizer readily available for all participants.
- 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
- GSSWT is resuming 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.