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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

COVID-19 Updates

Although we’re excited for Girl Scout troops to return to somewhat "normal" activities, COVID-19 is still present and troops are advised to take all necessary precautions, including mask-wearing, social distancing, limiting group size, and frequent hand washing. Because COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines can vary, GSCO advises troops to check your local county guidelines and the hosting location/business’ guidelines prior to holding meetings, activities, or events. Health and safety is always a top priority and troop leadership team members may work with their troop to create more a stringent set of protocols for their troop meetings and activities. 

You can find your county’s level here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to ensure the health and safety of our communities. 

Troop Meetings and In-Person Events

Girl Scout troops may hold in-person meetings if they follow the guidance that pertains to their meeting location. See examples of typical meeting locations and the applicable sector guidance in the Navigating COVID 19 Guidelines for Girl Scout Activities

Before planning an in-person meeting, troop volunteers should check CDPHE, your county guidance, and the guidelines for the location/business.

When considering in-person meetings or activities, troops should consult their county's guidelines and consider that some Girl Scouts may feel uncomfortable returning to in-person activities and we want to create an inclusive environment for concerned families. Facilitate a discussion with the families in your troop or group before transitioning back to in-person activities to gauge comfort and to plan for this transition.

All minor and adult participants will need to have a COVID waiver on file with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Before attending an in-person meeting or activity, each participant should submit a COVID-19 pre-screen questions pdf (Spanish version) or COVID-19 pre-screen form (online version). Troop volunteers can collect the information and signatures at the event or send to caregivers ahead of the event/meeting on the same day. Because the health and safety of everyone is the top priority, if a participant answers "yes" to any of the questions, they should not participate. If you are feeling sick at all, you should not attend in-person activities.    

Girl Scouts of Colorado is temporarily allowing troops to meet in private residences if gatherings in private residences are allowed in that county. Troops should follow all local, state, and the CDC guidelines and MUST submit the Request to Meet in a Private Residence form at least two weeks prior to the first meeting. If you’ve already submitted this form, you’re good to go unless there have been changes in the household. Please note as things begin to open up and more meeting options become available, troops should return to other meeting spaces.

Travel

Girl Scouts traveling out of state must complete this waiver prior to travel. One waiver should be signed and submitted per trip.

Customer Care and GSCO Shop

Most Girl Scouts of Colorado staff are working remotely and our office buildings are open by appointment.

The retail shop continues to take orders at retail@gscolorado.org and is open for in-person shopping.

Girl Scouts on the Go

GSCO on the Go is what you know and love of the Girl Scout program but reimagined for that Girl Scout that is constantly on the go and wants to do Girl Scouts on their own schedule. Activities are available online and on your own time. Visit the Girl Scouts on the Go webpage.

GSCO Property Use

New reservations for GSCO properties are now open and we are excited to welcome troops and Girl Scout families back to our properties!

Tomahawk Ranch and Sky High Ranch will not be opening for new reservations while we evaluate COVID-19 guidelines at those properties. Any new group reservations will need to meet COVID–19 guidelines for GSCO property rentals, which includes limited group sizes to less than 10 girls, sleeping six-feet apart, completing health screenings, and other limitations.

See the Outdoors page for information about new Troop Adventure Days at Camp and family camping reservations.

Overnights

Once a county is in its final stages of reopening level clear/no restrictions, Girl Scout troops may participate in activities that include an overnight stay. Both the county of origin and the county where the overnight occurs should be in the clear stage. View the full list of guidance for overnights here.

 

Be a source of calm for your girl.
We appreciate all that you do to support girls and we know the news in our world today can cause a significant level of anxiety.  GSUSA published a helpful article on how to talk to kids about Coronavirus and how you can help provide that sense of calm.