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COVID Guidance

Troop and Group Activity & Travel Guidance: Last Updated January 8, 2021

At Girl Scouts, there is nothing we take more seriously than the safety and well-being of our girls, volunteers, and council staff. We understand that our members need guidance on what is safe for troops and groups as we navigate COVID-19. So, with the recommendations of the CDC, Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Indiana State Department of Health, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana is putting the following measures in place.

These policies will be reviewed and updated regularly.

  • In Kentucky, groups may meet outside in groups of 10 or less, including outdoor day use at GSK camp properties. Propane heaters are available at camp properties for troop use on a first come, first served basis.
  • In Indiana, Girl Scout gatherings in orange counties are limited to groups of 50 or less. In red counties, gatherings are limited to 25 people. Positivity rates by county can be found here. All safety guidelines listed below should be followed.
  • Day use of buildings at camp properties in Kentucky will be suspended until March 15.
  • Troop and household overnights in buildings will be suspended until April 15.
  • Virtual troop and volunteer meetings and trainings should continue to take place.
  • Use the resources at Girl Scouting at Home to learn and stay engaged with Girl Scouts.
  • Out of state travel for troops and groups is not recommended.

The following guidelines should be observed when meeting:

  • Face masks should be worn outdoors when you are within six feet of anyone not in your household or in gathering places where others could be.
  • Social distancing should occur when around people who are not in your household.
  • All participants must practice frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.
  • Temperature checks should be conducted on each participant prior to leaving their homes for an activity.
  • Only household members should transport girls.
  • If your household has traveled to a high risk area please refrain from attending any Girl Scout troop meetings, camp, or activities until after you have completed the recommended post-travel 14 day quarantine or follow CDC guidance to shorten the quarantine period.
  • Troops should follow the no touch rule. No friendship squeeze, high-fives, handshakes, hugs, or other physical contact. 
  • No personal items should be shared. 
  • No shared water coolers or shared drinking stations. 
  • Serve only prepackaged food and beverages.
  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at the meeting/activity. 
  • If an attendee tests positive or exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 after the meeting, the troop leader should notify GSK. GSK will notify the state health department. 

The following guidelines apply to meetings in Indiana: 

  • Outdoor meetings and activities are highly encouraged.
  • Face masks should be worn at all times when you are indoors with people outside of the members in your household.
  • Troop camping in tents, cabins, and primitive units is available. A COVID specific training is required for troop leaders wishing to take girls overnight. It can be found in our training platform DigitalChalk here. For more information or to make your reservation, please click here.
  • Troop and group day trips and outings may take place, but all safety guidelines listed below should be followed.
  • Social distancing should occur whether indoors or outdoors when around people who are not in your household.