The state, county, town, or region is successfully past its final
phase of re-opening. Large gatherings may be held without restrictions
on size. Council properties will be fully opened.
Troop Meeting Space. Outdoor
spaces where social distancing can be maintained are strongly
recommended for meetings. Get advance permission from the property
owner or the jurisdiction that provides the location.
Troop Meetings in the home. In-home meetings are not
recommended out of concern that there would be greater risk of
exposure to other family members.
Large gatherings. If larger gatherings are permitted, confirm
the number of people permitted and remind volunteers to allow for
proper girl-to-adult ratios. It is strongly recommended to meet
outdoors and only when social distancing can be maintained.
Transportation. Car-pooling may resume as necessary. Even then,
girls and adults should wear masks and keep the car window open, at
least slightly. Remember sustained contact within less than six (6)
feet for longer than ten (10) minutes creates a higher risk for virus transmission.
Virtual meetings. GSUSA recommends maintaining a virtual to
in-person meeting ratio of at least 20/80, which means holding virtual
troop meetings at least 20% of the time to keep tech skills and
virtual meeting habits fresh. Use the Safety Activity Checkpoints for
Virtual Meetings, to guide your meeting plans.
Day trips and activities.
In conjunction with
Safety Activity Checkpoints, follow the guidance for Troop Meetings
and hygiene and COVID-19 risk mitigation guidance. Call ahead to the
facility or vendor to confirm that they are following CDC and state
health department guidelines.
Travel and overnight stays. Overnight trips are permitted. The
timeframes will vary. As always, contact your council for prior
approval before planning any overnight stays and follow the guidance
in Safety Activity Checkpoints.