Council serving New Hampshire and Vermont urges safe health practices
BEDFORD, NH – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains has made the difficult decision to suspend all Girl Scout activities until April 13. Cookie booth sales are suspended through April 13. Our offices, retail stores and camp properties are now closed to visitors. As appropriate, our staff will continue to provide support to our membership from our offices or their homes. Troop meetings, community activities, council and other related programs, property rentals, and cookie booths were suspended as of March 16.
The council prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of our girls and volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont. We are doing our part to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, and are closely following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with state government advice.
We expect to provide resources on our website, www.girlscoutsgwm.org, later this week for girls to continue their participation in Girl Scouting from home and for troops to offer virtual meetings if they so choose. Refunds will be issued for all programs and events scheduled before April 13. When possible, events will be rescheduled for a future date, including the G.I.R.L. Expo that was to take place April 11 in Vermont.
Girl Scout Cookie season is an important time for our troops and organization. Last year, nearly $1 million in cookie proceeds was distributed to troops. The council intends to offer troops the opportunity to again host booths after the suspension of activities is lifted.
We look forward to sharing information with the public on how to purchase cookies once our sale resumes. Online sales will continue through March 30, and by contacting a Girl Scout you know.
We urge our members and the public to make every effort to stay safe and healthy by following the CDC’s recommendations.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.