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 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