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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19

We're here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have and to find reasonable solutions to help you continue to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Please don't hesitate to reach out for support! Call 1.855.213.8555, email info@gsnypenn.org or use the Let’s Chat feature in the lower right corner of this screen during business hours.

July 15, 2021

Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our members, families and communities we serve. Please continue to follow current federal, state and local COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions as reopening progresses in your area.

Of note, effective today:

  • We highly recommend unvaccinated individuals and any adults in close contact with children under the vaccination age continue to wear masks during indoor activities (except when eating, drinking or sleeping) or if distance cannot be maintained outdoors. 
  • Fully vaccinated individuals may choose to continue wearing masks. No one may be prevented from wearing an acceptable face cover voluntarily.
  • Please be respectful of others and refrain from asking if they are vaccinated. It’s a personal choice.
  • Continue sanitization, hygiene and COVID-19 risk mitigation.
  • We recommend a verbal pre-screening and symptoms check acknowledgement when gathering in-person. 
  • Troops may resume meeting in accordance with Safety Activity Checkpoints. Council approval is no longer required for troop meetings.
  • Size restrictions for gatherings are removed. Please continue to host where physical distancing can be maintained. Council approval is no longer required. 
  • Troop/Group Activity Application is only required for activities involving overnight stay, high-risk or travel more than 200 miles roundtrip from your normal meeting place.
  • Our rentable spaces are now available for troop/group overnights. Visit Doubleknot and select Property Reservation.

As always, updates are subject to change based on fluidity of infection rates or rollbacks to local, state or federal guidelines. Thank you for your continued patience as reopening progresses!

COVID-19 Guidance for Returning to In-Person Troop Meetings & Activities

As our council regions move through re-opening, we’ve created recommended guidance for you to follow. 

We recognize that returning to in-person troop meetings and activities is a decision to be made with careful consideration and one that will happen when the time is right for you and your girls.

Please note that we may modify this guidance from time to time and as circumstances change. 

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily in the community. Please take all reasonable precautions to limit potential exposure for girls, volunteers and families. 

Please refer to these documents to review all aspects and then work with your Engagement Manager to help answer any additional questions or concerns you may have. (Documents are also available on our Forms page.)  

COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers (Updated: July 15, 2021)

Attendee Screening Log

Annual Permission Form
(Updated: September 2020)

Troop and Group Activity Application

COVID-19 Incident Report

Print at Home Signs for In-Person Troop Meetings & Activities 

Troop Checklist for Safe In-Person Meetings