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Working Together to Keep Our Girl Scout Community Safe

Concerns about COVID-19

Girl Scouts of Colorado is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as we monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

It has never been more important to remember that Girl Scouting is not just what we do, it’s about who we are.

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 (Updated 9/1)

As the school year gets started, everything looks different, but Girl Scouts can help provide a sense of connection and normalcy for our girls. When considering in-person meetings or activities, troops should consult the GSCO recommendations and the current guidelines posted in their county. All minor and adult participants will need to have a COVID waiver on file with Girl Scouts of Colorado.

Because of COVID-19, we realize many of our typical meeting places are not hosting outside groups. If your troop is unable to find another meeting location, troops are allowed to meet in a volunteer’s home or yard as a temporary solution if all requirements are met. The homeowner or renter must submit this form at least two weeks before the first meeting and all adults living/present in the home must pass the required background check. Girl Scouts of Colorado does not recommend meeting in homes and stresses this is a short-term solution during these unprecedented times.

Travel

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

Customer Care and GSCO Shop

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

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

Starting on September 9, 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.

We will continue to gather information to make decisions in the best interest of our members and staff as we move forward.

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

All troop and group reservations of GSCO properties have been canceled through 2020. See the Outdoors page for information about new Troop Days at Camp programs and family camping reservations.

 

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. Our girls can use a sense of calm in their lives right now despite the fact that we’re all preparing for the worst-case scenario. GSUSA recently published a helpful article on how to talk to kids about Coronavirus and how you can help provide that sense of calm.