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GSNI Updated COVID-19 Guidelines!


Updated as of 10/28/22

GSNI’s Current COVID-19 Guidelines                                    

We have all been living with COVID-19 for quite some time now, and it is evident we are all adjusting and learning to live with it. Of course, we understand this may look differently for each individual Girl Scout family within GSNI.

GSNI hasn’t required masks be worn at any of our properties for several months and that has not changed. We are giving our members the choice whether to wear a mask, based on their own individual needs and situation. We realize you are better equipped to make the best decision for your families.

GSNI is not the experts, so in principle we are aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines. So, when in doubt or if you are looking for more details, please see the CDC/IDPH links below:

For the latest GSNI COVID updates, click here!

We strongly encourage all GSNI members, supporters, and stakeholders to check our website and our social media for our most current guidelines related to COVID-19. This will ensure you are following the most up-to-date guidance.

Our most current reporting procedures can also be found on our GSNI at Home page under a dropdown menu titled: Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test.

The most recent guidelines are dated October 28, 2022, and a significant update is that we will no longer require the COVID Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement be completed annually—effective immediately.

GSNI’s guidelines have been shortened and are again aligned with the CDC/IDPH and your local school districts.

GSNI’s Resource Centers

Please reference our website for the most up-to-date store hours. We no longer require mask be worn by staff or patrons; this is now optional.

We also want to remind you about Girl Scout Activity Accident Insurance! Every registered member (youth or adult) of Girl Scouts of the USA is covered under the GSUSA Activity Accident Insurance Basic Plan 1. This plan covers approved, supervised Girl Scout activities except activities lasting more than two consecutive nights.

For events that include non-Girl Scout members, such as family events, you may purchase the Optional Plan 2. We recommend that this insurance be purchased for in-person and virtual activities that would include physical activity where injury may be possible. To purchase this insurance, contact Customer Care at 1-844-476-4463 or Plans are also available for activities that last more than two consecutive nights.

It is our goal that every Girl Scout, family, and volunteer stays safe and healthy while enjoying all the amazing benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. We’re here to help, answer questions, and guide you in making your Girl Scout journey the best it can be—for now and into the future! Let us know how we can make your Girl Scout year a success at

P.S. - Don’t forget to submit your courageous Girl Scout stories and photos to us at for a chance to be featured on GSNI social media, our website, or online!