Last updated April 30, 2020 at 12:45 p.m. CST
To our Girl Scouts, families, volunteers and supporters,
Your health and safety are our number one priority.
Over the past weeks, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has
made many operational decisions based on guidance from the US Centers
for Disease Control and local/state mandates due to COVID-19.
Out of an abundance of caution for our Girl Scouts and extended
Girl Scout family, we have made the tough decision to extend our
current in-person program suspension. All in-person Girl Scout
programs, troop camping and events, including Girl Scout school
activities and facility rentals, are canceled through at least
Friday, July 31, and all resident and day camps are canceled through
We ask for your patience and understanding as we
navigate these unprecedented times. After careful deliberation, we
decided it is best not to bring girls, volunteers, and staff together
in large groups this summer. We ask that during this time, you also
suspend your in-person Girl Scout activities, including day and
troop camp (on and off-Council-owned sites), troop meetings,
trainings, and district/neighborhood meetings through at least
Friday, July 31. We hope you will continue these activities
virtually, to the best of your ability, and we are here to
We will develop, implement, and offer virtual
summer programs and camp opportunities so our girls will continue to
build leadership skills, make friends and memories all while having
fun. We will communicate those plans and opportunities in the coming
days and weeks. New adventures, including camping expeditions,
activities and much more, will continue to be rolled out and
announced on our Girl Scouting from Home microsite.
We are providing a detailed Q&A to help answer
The Q&A is updated in real-time, and our Answer Center is
available to help answer any additional questions you may have. You
may reach the Answer Center during regular business hours at email@example.com.
Thank you for believing in the power of Girl Scouts! For over 100 years Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has been a cornerstone in our community delivering the best leadership development program for girls—and we continue doing so today! Now more than ever, the world needs Girl Scouts.
Please take great care of yourself and your loved ones—nothing is more important than your health and safety. Without a doubt, these are challenging times, and we will get through this together!
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO
This situation continues to evolve quickly. Please check back
frequently for updates.