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COVID News & Resources

Check this page regularly for the most current COVID news and updates related to Girl Scout activities, program events, facilities, shops, and camps.

Last updated May 5, 2022

May 5, 2022: Although we recognize a nationwide decline in COVID-19 cases, the variants remain a continued threat. In accordance with the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health for schools and youth activities, Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines has amended our masking guidance to: masks must be worn for all indoor Girl Scout activities, where children are present, regardless of vaccination status.

Staff and adult customers regardless of vaccination status are not required to wear masks in the retail shops and in all offices where more than one employee is present.

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Service Unit & Troop Activities

Guidelines on Troop events and meetings 

May 5, 2022

All Troop Meetings and Special Events must adhere to State and Federal Guidance for Safe Celebrations and Events. Please click the links below to review the entire document.

Troop Meetings and Activities

  • Having meetings and activities in outdoor spaces where 3-6 feet of social distancing can be maintained is recommended.
  • Indoor meetings and activities are allowed, following all Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines masking requirements.
  • Participating in parades and festivals is allowed, following all masking requirements.
  • Meeting in private homes is not recommended.
  • Don’t assume the space has been cleaned and sanitized—come prepared.


  • Outdoor/tent overnights are allowed with one household per tent.
  • Overnights are allowed for larger events run by volunteers (day camps, encampments, program events) as long as masking guidelines are enforced.

Face Coverings

  • Masks are required any time you are indoors with children. 
Retail Shop & Office Hours

Girl Scouts Lakes & Pines has shop locations throughout Minnesota which currently offer a variety of shopping options.


Our online store is fast, easy, secure, and orders typically ship within five business days. For additional shop resources, discounts, and special items, visit our ONLINE SHOP.


In-store shopping without appointments is available. Please view shop locations and hours prior to your visit.

Contactless Pick-Up

Our staff is available to answer your calls and questions. You can reach us at 800-955-6032 or 

Camp Properties
April 5, 2022

Please see Covid-19 related updates in the 2022 Summer Camp Guide.

Programs & Events

Updated 4/5/2022

Find a listing of upcoming virtual and in-person events on our Events page. Be sure to check this list regularly as we continue to add more events.

Product Program

Updated: April 5, 2022

General Travel

Follow CDC travel guidelines.


Please keep the following in mind in regard to your Girl Scouts events and activities:

  1. The Health and Safety of all our members is and always will be our top priority.
  2. All Volunteers and Staff must understand that COVID-19 and related variants are extremely contagious and easily spread in communities.
  3. All Volunteers and Staff must take precautions to limit the exposure to girls, volunteers, staff, and the greater community. That is the Girl Scout way.
  4. Adults are required to immediately report any/all Girl Scout Members who have tested positive for COVID-19 to the council designated person:  Julie Svir-Peters, GSMWLP COO at 218-302-3187.
  5. Medical information including positive COVID-19 tests are confidential and the reporting and communication of this information is to be handled at the council COO/CEO level. At no time should a volunteer assume this responsibility. 
  6. The Council will handle all reporting and communication specific to COVID-19, compliant with all applicable laws. 
  7. The COVID-19 Pandemic is a fluid situation that requires our ongoing monitoring and consideration of several agencies including: State and Federal Mandates, Opening America Again, Center for Disease Control (CDC) Recommendations and GSUSA Recommendations.