We all have been seeing the news about the challenges we are facing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These are unique times and now, more than ever, programs that keep us connected are vitally important. Here at Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, we are embracing the challenge of finding unconventional ways to strengthen the sisterhood that is Girl Scouts.
GSGMS will continue to be there for the families we support. We will be converting our in-person summer resident camp program to a virtual camp for our camper families. While not all plans are finalized, we are working on a virtual camp session for each age level, with activities closely following the camp sessions published in the camp brochure. Details will be released next week. Each camper will receive a box of supplies to use while completing STEM and craft activities she would have completed at camp, along with a camp t-shirt. We will have on-line activities led by her camper’s counselor, as well as assignments to complete on her own. The girls for each session will be able to meet each other using an on-line platform. This will allow us to keep our campers, camper families, staff, and other volunteers as safe as possible during this time. We are excited about the opportunity to introduce new and innovative ways to keep our camp community connected, and we will continue to build a sense of belonging and confidence over the summer. Troop camps will be rescheduled for a later date as soon as it is safe to camp together. We will have specialized programs in July – August if camp does not fit your family’s schedule.
There are several options for pre-paid fees. You can donate them to provide experiences for girls who may not otherwise be able to participate or you can have them credited to your child’s account to pay for upcoming activities. You can also receive a full refund. Please contact us at 601-326-GIRL or email us at email@example.com to discuss options.
Follow us on social media, through our website at www.gsgms.org, or our weekly newsletter, Council Connections for updates! We look forward to providing virtual camp to our families soon, and we will keep you informed along the way. Thank you for your ongoing support.