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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

COVID-19 Updates

As counties begin to reach the final phase of re-opening level clear/no restrictions, we’re excited that Girl Scout troops can begin to return to somewhat “normal” activities. But because COVID-19 is still present in our communities, 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. 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 the GSCO recommendations 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

GSUSA’s COVID-19 guidelines do not permit international travel at this time. We are monitoring closely to determine when GSUSA permits international travel.

Customer Care and GSCO Shop

All Girl Scouts of Colorado staff are working remotely and our office buildings are closed.

The retail shop continues to take orders at retail@gscolorado.org and is offering shop by appointment and also curbside pickup.

The retail store will be open for in-person shopping by reservation. Please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FAEA722A4FEC25-gsco to reserve your shopping time. During your visit, please wear a face masks, adhere to the recommended 6 feet of social distance to other customers and follow directional arrows. Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer are also available in the store for your safety.

See the FAQs  for details.

You can also shop select GSCO merchandise on our website.

Girl Scouts at Home

We know it’s a bummer that we can’t get together in person yet, but as good Girl Scouts, we’re using this crisis as an opportunity to try new things and new ways to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Watch our social channels, Girl Scouts at Home webpage, and blog for more virtual programming opportunities in the near future!

GSCO Property Use

While it may be a possibility for troops to have overnight experiences come summer, at this time we are pausing taking new reservations on our properties until it is confirmed that troops can have overnights and our properties are available for troop overnight use. At this time, existing group reservations will not be canceled, but we are pausing taking any new reservations currently as we continue to work with the state on overnight guidelines.

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.