Keeping our girls and volunteers safe is our top priority.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to develop this page with more information and resources regarding Health & Safety for the members of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Please be sure to check back regularly to review new information as it is added and updated.
Please contact Customer Care if you ever have any safety guidelines questions—it is better to be safe than sorry!
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions.
This advisory will be in effect through 11:59 p.m on Friday, June 9, 2023.
Exposure can cause short-term health effects such as irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and shortness of breath. Exposure to elevated levels of fine particulate matter can also worsen medical conditions such as asthma and heart disease. People with heart or breathing problems, and children and the elderly may be particularly sensitive to the effects of poor air quality.
We will continue to monitor and update on the air quality issues as necessary.
Safety Activity Checkpoints is a resource that provides safety standards and guidelines for Girl Scouts of the United States of American (GSUSA)-approved activities. The Safety Activity Checkpoints (SAC) are written for particular activities.
Volunteers are responsible for seeing that all activities are planned and carried out in a manner that considers the health, safety, and general well-being of all participants in accordance with these guidelines.