When situations change, Girl Scouts display their adaptability. Our program team is bringing Girl Scouts to your nearest device, with virtual programming and resources. Below is the latest—stay tuned for future new developments!
Due to the uncertainty of community transmission levels and state and local health mandates in the coming months, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our 2020 summer camps. This includes resident camp, day camp, troop adventure camp, special summer events, and volunteer-led day camp.
Camp is about making new friends, holding hands while skipping to your next activity, sitting close around the campfire while singing your favorite Girl Scout songs, and getting packed like sardines into the dining hall for fun and food. These traditions contribute to the magic of camp—which will live on in our hearts until we can be together again!
Everyone who has already registered for camp will receive a full refund, including their deposit. Refunds will be made in the same format the payment was made. Due to the high volume of refunds, we appreciate your patience in allowing up to 45 days for processing.
If you paid with Digital Dough, we will send that portion of your refund to your Digital Dough account. You can check your Digital Dough balance at any time. If you have lost your Digital Dough number, please contact the Customer Care Team and they will be able to help.
We know this news will be disappointing to many Girl Scouts, and please know that we are just as disappointed as you are. We reviewed many possibilities and options before deciding to cancel. It is a hard decision, but it is the right decision for the safety of our Girl Scouts.
We look forward to the day when we'll meet around the campfire again!
Due to the uncertainty of community transmission levels and state and local health mandates in the coming months, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all program events through July 31 and cancel all of our 2020 summer camps. This includes resident camp, day camp, troop adventure camp, special summer events, and volunteer-led day camp. Refunds will be made in the same format the payment was made. Due to the high volume of refunds, we appreciate your patience in allowing up to 45 days for processing. Some refunds may be delayed until our offices reopen.
Please note, this cancellation includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- In-Person Troop Meetings
- Service Unit Meetings & Events
- Volunteer Appreciation Events
- Council Events, including summer camp
- Events at GSWO camp properties
- Troop trips and travel
Council Camp Properties
All Girl Scouts of Western Ohio camp properties will remain closed to Girl Scout members and the general public through July 31, 2020. Reservations through July 31 will be canceled automatically.
Pools at GSWO camp properties will remain closed for all of 2020.
Fall camp reservations, which were originally scheduled to open on Friday, May 1, have been delayed until Wednesday, July 1.
Resources to Support Virtual Troop and Girl Activities
Check out our Girl Scouts at Home page for free Video and Audio Conferencing and Online Collaboration Tools you can use to keep troop activities going, plus tips for conducting a virtual troop meeting.
Virtual Program Opportunities
Join the program team live twice daily on Facebook! You and your girl will have fun and earn badges during our virtual programs. Each activity is recorded and posted in the video section of our Facebook page, so you can view them later, too.
Silver and Bronze Celebrations
We are excited to celebrate ALL Highest Awards this year, but given the uncertainty of holding events in mid-May, we must postpone these events and look for another opportunity to recognize our 2020 class of Girl Scout changemakers. We will share revised plans when available.
GSUSA Highest Awards Deadline Extension
Recognizing that many schools, youth activities and community gatherings have been suspended, and that we are navigating a period of rapid change, Girl Scouts is offering a three-month extension from September 30 to December 31 , 2020, to provide flexibility for Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors earning Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards. This is particularly relevant for 5th grade Juniors, 8th grade Cadettes, and 12th grade Ambassadors who will bridge to the next program age level officially on September 30, 2020, and typically would no longer be eligible to earn the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, respectively.