To support our volunteers as they plan for future in-person Girl Scout activities, GSSJC has developed a meter to align our operating procedures and Girl Scout activities with benchmarks from local health and government authorities. This meter is intended to provide members with a framework for what to expect as the pandemic evolves and as we develop appropriate procedures and protocols to enable safe Girl Scout experiences.
Multiple GSSJC teams, including a crisis management team, a focus group and the council’s Operating Committee continuously evaluate the current state of COVID-19 in our communities. This meter will be reviewed and updated as deemed necessary and members will receive a communication from GSSJC’s COVID-19 task force at least once a month.
GSSJC will provide rules that members must comply within each stage, as well as COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Girl Scout Gatherings. Members are always expected to follow any additional local restrictions.
Our current stage is ORANGE.
No in-person Girl Scout gatherings are permitted beyond the household level.
ORANGE **CURRENT STAGE**
In-person Girl Scout gatherings are permitted so long as they comply with current GSSJC Rules (see table above). Additionally, all participants must adhere to the council’s COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Girl Scout Gatherings . GSSJC may offer limited family/household-based in-person programming or special interest group day-only programs. At this stage, the council may also open camps and resource centers for troop gatherings and day use.
At this stage, GSSJC may offer day only troop level, in-person activities. GSSJC may also offer single night family camping opportunities. GSSJC will update the Rules with less restrictions for Girl Scout gatherings, but all participants must continue to adhere to the council’s COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Girl Scout Gatherings .
At this stage, local health and government authorities indicate an overall improvement in GSSJC’s 26-county region. GSSJC may begin planning some programs and events that bring girls together from different communities while continuing safety protocols and limiting event size or capacity. Travel MAY be considered depending on the status of both home and destination of the traveling group.
Volunteers may begin planning overnight troop and special-interest
group activities as well as other day programs with limited event size
GSSJC may resume post-pandemic operational norms which are yet to be defined.