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COVID Guidance

Troop and Group Activity & Travel Guidance: Last updated November 19, 2021

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana regularly reviews CDC guidelines and makes changes to its Troop and Group Activity & Travel Guidance whenever the council deems appropriate. The guidelines on this page are the most current council guidelines as of the date indicated.

Use of masks: Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will require that all girls, volunteers, and parents attending a council sponsored event or other events on GSK properties wear a mask indoors. All participants may go unmasked outdoors when they are more than three feet from others. GSK recommends activities outdoors as much as possible.

  • For troop meetings, troops should follow the same mask guidance that their school district follows. If the troop has members from more than one school district, use the district that the majority of the troop attends.
  • We also recommend that girls, volunteers, and parents follow these guidelines for service unit programming as well.

Exceptions:

  • Masks may be removed indoors when eating, drinking, swimming, or participating in vigorous exercise.
  • Troops may decide to not require masks for regular troop meetings, provided all parents consent and no other troops are present.  

The following guidelines should be observed whenever Girl Scouts gather:

  • A person’s vaccination or COVID test status is on their honor as Girl Scouts. We encourage everyone to follow safety measures you feel comfortable with to protect yourself, your family, and the community.
  • Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is strongly recommended for overnights. For testing information in Kentucky click here and for Indiana click here. At home test kits can be purchased from pharmacies such as Walgreens. This is a recommendation not a requirement.
  • Choose outdoor environments, when possible.
  • All participants should practice frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.
  • Troops/groups should limit physical contact such as the friendship squeeze, high-fives, handshakes, hugs, etc.
  • Do not share personal items.
  • No evidence shows that food transmits COVID, but it is important to monitor the behaviors of people as they pick up food, snacks, and beverages. Individually packaged foods are preferable when practical because of ease in distribution, but it is acceptable for adults to serve food to girls. Food and drink items should not be shared.
  • Do not use public water fountains or shared drinking stations. Troops/groups may provide large beverage coolers for refilling personal water bottles.
  • Immediately isolate and seek medical care for any individual who develops symptoms while at the meeting/activity.
Additional Activity Guidance
  • Day use in buildings at camp properties in Kentucky and Indiana are available at full capacity, but masks must be worn indoors. Click here to learn more and make a reservation.
  • Troop and household overnights are available in winterized and semi-winterized buildings and, during the appropriate seasons, in seasonal tents, three season (screened) cabins, and primitive units. Overnight capacity in buildings may be limited during the winter to ensure adequate space. Masks need not be worn while sleeping; see additional mask guidance for indoor activities, above. For more information on camping in buildings or to make your reservation, click here.
  • Troop and group day trips and outings may take place, but masks must be worn indoors (see above for exceptions). Please see the Travel Guide and Safety Activity Checkpoints for more information.
  • If you are planning to travel you are encouraged to check and follow the COVID-related restrictions, if any, at your destination.
  • If an attendee tests positive or exhibits symptoms of COVID after the activity, the troop leader should notify GSK. The troop leader should notify all attendees in the case of a known positive COVID test.