Due to the increased ability to serve all members, GSHCC staff will continue to focus our work in the virtual space, creating fun and unique opportunities that engage girls, families and troops both online and offline. For more information about our program offerings, including upcoming trainings and leader meetings, visit the activities page and gshccvirtual.org.
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Your Health and Safety Come First: COVID-19
Last updated 12.15.2020
Due to the shelter in place ordered the GSHCC Guidelines for meeting in person are on hold until the mandate is lifted. The safety of our members and girls is our number one priority, and we understand girls need to feel a sense of belonging – now more than ever.
Recently GSHCC put forth guidance for in-person troop meetings based on the Blue Print for a Safer Economy. Our decision was based on schools returning to in-person learning. While this is a goal to get all youth back to in-person learning, it may not represent the best criteria for when troops can meet in-person. Further review of the Blue Print for a Safer Economy and the California Department of Health guidelines for children participating in youth groups and day camps provide us with additional guidance on in-person troop meetings.
GSHCC will follow the COVID-19 - Industry Guidance: Cohorts for children and youth in supervised settings. This guidance is state-wide and applies to groups of children participating in youth groups and day camps. Here is the link to the California Department of Public Health Guidance Related to Cohorts – Updated September 4, 2020. Cohorts must be limited to no more than 14 children and youth and no more than two supervising adults, or a configuration of no more than 16 individuals total (children and youth or adults) in the cohort. When considering how to configure your cohort troops must maintain adult supervision ratios listed in Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Your county risk level DOES NOT impact the guidelines that support public health guidelines related to cohorts.
Before meeting in person make sure you understand and follow these guidelines, checklists and planning worksheets. If you have additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
- GSHCC COVID-19 Guidelines for Participating in Girl Scout In-Person Meetings or Events
- SU's or troops planning group or Multi-troop activities or events
Guidance for troop meetings and outings
- Until further notice all troop travel is suspended at this time.
- Event planning worksheet
- Attendee Screening Form
Please continue to check our website for updates or changes. We will continue to update in-person troop and service unit meetings as conditions continue to change. Thank you for your consideration and support.
Here are two blog posts from Raising Awesome Girls that you may find helpful during these times:
When will GSHCC staff begin hosting in-person events?
What is the best way to get in touch with council staff if I have questions?
Are the GSHCC shops open?
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