Friday, September 25, 2020

Message from GSGATL - Updated Guidelines for In-Person Girl Scout Activities

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has updated the guidelines for the fall regarding returning to in-person troop meetings and activities. These guidelines were developed using information we currently have from the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health and may be modified as health recommendations change.

The guidelines are effective immediately and supersede previous versions.

Please continue to check our blog and website for additional updates and if you have questions you can contact us at helpline@gsgatl.org or 800-771-1139.



Yours in Girl Scouting,









Amy S. Dosik
CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Message from GSGATL - Updated Guidelines for In-Person Girl Scout Activities

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has updated the guidelines for the fall regarding returning to in-person troop meetings and activities. These guidelines were developed using information we currently have from the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health and may be modified as health recommendations change.

The guidelines are effective immediately and supersede previous versions.

Please continue to check our blog and website for additional updates and if you have questions you can contact us at helpline@gsgatl.org or 800-771-1139.


Yours in Girl Scouting,









Amy S. Dosik
CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Friday, June 5, 2020

Message from GSGATL - Guidelines for In-Person Girl Scout Activities – June 5

As referenced in the Message from CEO on May 28, linked are the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s guidelines for returning to in-person troop meetings and activities. These guidelines were developed using information we currently have from the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health and may be modified as health recommendations change.

The guidelines are effective immediately and supersede past versions before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please continue to check our blog and website for additional updates and if you have questions you can contact us at helpline@gsgatl.org or 800-771-1139.


Yours in Girl Scouting,









Amy S. Dosik
CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Monday, June 1, 2020

A message from the CEO on Racial Justice - June 1



Dear Girl Scouts,

Along with you, I have watched with shock and profound sadness the racial violence and injustice that have played out in our country over the past few months. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd were senseless and horrific. The protests that have followed reflect a difficult truth: the scourge of racism persists within our nation. The black community and other people of color are justifiably frustrated, angry and afraid as they continue to experience a country that is less equal, and where they have a legitimate fear for their personal safety, every day.

This harsh reality is in direct opposition to the values and principles on which our Girl Scout movement was founded. While we are proud of our history of diversity and inclusion, our work as Girl Scouts to end racism is far from finished. At this pivotal moment in our society, we have an obligation to speak out against injustice when we see it and to work harder to become an organization that actively promotes inclusion and equity for all. My commitment to you is that Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will do this work.

To our black and brown Girl Scout community, know that I see you, I hear you and I am here for you. I know that many of you are not ok. While my experience has not been your experience, I am here to listen and to seek to understand. Know that you are not alone, and that our Girl Scout movement stands in solidarity and in sisterhood with you.

To every member of our Girl Scout community, fulfilling our Promise and Law through our words and actions has never been more important. Each of us has the power to be a force for good. Take action when you see injustice. Address racist behavior when you see it in your community. Make your voice heard to your elected officials. Offer strength and caring to those who feel hurt, angry and powerless. Above all, bring your Girl Scout values of kindness and compassion to these efforts. Know that I will be doing the same.

Our founder Juliette Gordon Low said that “the work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” Together, we can make history and achieve our mission of making the world a better – and more equal – place for all of us.



Yours in Girl Scouting,









Amy S. Dosik
CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Message from CEO - May 28



Dear Girl Scouts,

As we move into the summer months, we have received questions from many of you regarding the timing and feasibility of a phased return to in-person programming at Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. On Friday, June 5, we will issue detailed guidelines and a timeline for resuming in-person Girl Scout troop meetings/gatherings and beyond the troop activities.

As we have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will use the latest public health data and recommended best practices from the CDC, the GA Department of Public Health and Girl Scouts of the USA to guide our decisions. The health and safety of our Girl Scouts, families, volunteers and staff remain our highest priority.

We are extending our restrictions for no in-person meetings or activities until our guidelines are released on June 5. We appreciate your patience and hope that you will continue to take advantage of our Girl Scouting from Home resources, which include badge activities by program level, resources for troops to meet virtually, and live weekly programs.

Please continue to check our blog and website for additional updates and if you have questions you can contact us at helpline@gsgatl.org or 800-771-1139.

On behalf of all of us at Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, stay safe and well, and take comfort in knowing that even when we are apart, our sisterhood binds us together.

Yours in Girl Scouting,









Amy S. Dosik
CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Monday, May 4, 2020

Message from CEO - May 4



Dear Girl Scouts,

The health and safety of our Girl Scouts, families, volunteers and staff is always our highest priority. After much consideration of the public health data on COVID-19 and its spread in our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 summer camp programs through August 9. This cancelation applies to our Council-run camps (Meriwether, Misty Mountain and Timber Ridge), as well as Service Unit Day Camps. We know that this news is disappointing to our campers and families, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.

We continue to monitor the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our state. We have reviewed guidance from medical experts, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the Georgia Department of Public Health, the CDC and the American Camp Association. Although the pandemic is a constantly evolving situation, the information shows our community is not at the point of recovery, and gathering large groups of campers and staff presents too great a risk of further community transmission.

While in-person programs cannot take place, we hope that you have taken advantage of Girl Scouting from Home resources, which include badge activities by program level, resources for troops to meet virtually, and live weekly program.

We recognize the disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic has been incredibly trying. Your Girl Scout has experienced many disappointments during this difficult time, from school closings to the cancelation of fun plans like parties and vacations. We encourage you to use the resources Girl Scouts is providing through our Raising Awesome Girls series to talk with her about how she’s feeling.

If you have questions about camp cancelations or other programs, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to camp@gsgatl.org or call our Help Line at 800-771-1139. Please continue to check our blog and website for additional updates.

On behalf of all of us at Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, stay safe and well, and take comfort in knowing that even when we are apart, our sisterhood binds us together.

Yours in Girl Scouting,









Amy S. Dosik
CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta