Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Update: Girl Scouts to Close Offices for the Week

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced that it will close its offices at 420 Fifth Avenue and its facilities at the Merchandise Distribution Center in New Jersey for the remainder of the week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The offices have been without power since the hurricane made landfall on Monday, October 29. Con Edison has said that power to the area below 38th Street in Manhattan should be restored within the next several days. However, as a precaution and given the affect the storm has had on mass transit throughout the Tri-state area, Girl Scouts of the USA has opted to keep offices closed through the rest of the week. Employees should continue to monitor the Girl Scout blog here (, but if it's not working, check out updates on Facebook and Twitter. On Sunday, after 3pm, call 1-877-474-6245 for a voice mail message on the latest information.

Offices are scheduled to reopen on Monday, November 5, once power has been restored, but employees should confirm Sunday night via any of the channels listed above, in case power has not been restored.  Employees with urgent work during this period, please be in touch with your supervisor. 

Our first priority is the safety of you and your family. Please take care.