While a dedicated volunteer may develop and support a great website for your community, when they leave, the website quickly becomes out-of-date and can cause confusion to new or potential members. Additionally, new international data security laws require much stricter compliance with any online presence. Because, legally, our communities fall under USA Girl Scouts Overseas and GSUSA, we assume responsibility for them and to all international data security laws. In this everchanging world, monitoring sites to ensure compliance with all applicable laws is costly, time-consuming, and not feasible for USAGSO nor GSUSA staff.
Starting in 2019, we kindly ask that USA Girl Scout Overseas communities remove their community website or make those sites private.
Understanding that there are valid reasons for having a public website, we will allow for some exceptions. To request an exception to this requirement, please contact USA Girl Scouts Overseas at MarComm@usagso.org prior to setting up a website for your community or if you have a current community website. If you do not contact USA Girl Scouts Overseas with your exception request, you will be out of compliance with USAGSO, and therefore, you will need to remove all Girl Scout trademarked images from your website. If the use of trademarked images is found on an unapproved website, we may ask you to shut down your website immediately.
Please complete this form USA Girl Scouts Overseas before setting up an external social media platform for your community. Similar to community websites, a dedicated volunteer may develop and support a great social media platform for your community; but when they leave, the page quickly becomes out-of-date and can cause confusion to new members. We have found many outdated and/or multiple Facebook pages for the same communities. By submitting your request, we hope to curtail the confusion and duplicative pages.
If you have a current, public social media platform for your community, please complete this form for tracking purposes.
For more information on social media, please look at USAGSO's Social Media Guidelines.