Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Update March 25, 2020 5:30
Girl Scouts of Citrus (GSC) continues to monitor the Coronavirus
situation and is diligently following recommendations from the Center
for Disease Control (CDC) and our local Health Department. As Girl
Scouts, we have an obligation to our community to do all that we can
to limit the spread of the virus, even if we as individuals are not at
risk of serious illness.
“Stay at Home” Order
Effective in Orange and Osceola Counties as of 11 p.m. on Thursday,
March 26, 2020
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Orange and Osceola County
officials have issued a "Stay at Home" order. All
non-essential retail and commercial businesses are ordered to close
and all residents to stay home from non-essential travel.
The order goes into effect on Thursday, March 26th at 11
p.m. and will remain in place until April 9th at 11 p.m.
This order impacts the Girl Scouts of Citrus main service center and
Council retail shop on Mills Avenue, both of which will remain closed
until further notice.
Girl Scouts of Citrus staff will continue work remotely.
- You may reach out to our Customer Care team for any inquiries
- Shipment of all Girl Scout merchandise will continue and can be
placed through firstname.lastname@example.org with free
shipping to all Citrus Girl Scout members.
Out of an abundance of caution, Citrus Council strongly advises
that community volunteer leadership suspend any in-person activities
– including troop meetings, camporees, and any other events or gatherings.
With local events postponed or cancelled and schools closed, Girl
Scouts is a great resource for volunteers and parents. A wide variety
of virtual activities, including badge and patch work are available.
Troop leaders and parents are encouraged to embrace online
opportunities to keep girls engaged with their sister Girl Scouts
through virtual troop meetings. Girl Scouts can continue working
toward goals, earning badges and completing service projects to help
neighbors who may be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Activities for Kids of All ages
- Visit All Things
Girl Scouts for virtual Girl Scout activities for kids and
resources for adults.
- Citrus Council will continue to
release more programming content in the coming days so be sure to
check back often.
- Earn council-own badges featuring virtual
activities led by GSC program partners.
Interactive videos featuring girls and council staff will show how
to earn badges while practicing safe social distancing.
Troop Meetings, Events & Camporees:
Girl Scouts of Citrus (GSC) is closely monitoring the Coronavirus
situation following recommendations from the Center for Disease
Control (CDC) and our local Health Department.
Girl Scouts of Citrus is temporarily suspending all
Council-sponsored activities until May 1. The following applies
during this time:
- All Girl Scout programs and activities will be cancelled until
- Property Reservations for all of our properties
are closed through April 30th.
- TARs and Travel requests
will not be approved for trips through April 30th.
Parents who had registered and paid for a Council-sponsored activity
will receive a refund from Citrus Council. If an event is
managed by a community partner, please contact them directly for more information.
Citrus Council strongly recommends that community volunteer
leadership also suspend any and all local activities – including
troop meetings, camporees, and any other events or gatherings.
Council Office and Retail Shop:
- The Girl Scouts of Citrus Service center and Citrus Retail
Shop will close to the public as of March 18 and remain closed until
- Orders can still be placed through email@example.com and these
will be processed and shipped out. The council shop will be offering
free shipping to our council volunteers on orders made through the
- While the office is closed, council staff is
continuing to work remotely. You may reach out to our Customer Care
team for any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that all Girl Scout event insurance will remain in effect as
before. However, keep in mind that this is liability insurance and
will cover injuries resulting from an accident. THE GIRL SCOUT
INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER HEALTHCARE OR ILLNESS.
As new information becomes available from the CDC and GSUSA it will
be posted on our official website.