Effective June 1, 2021:
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa members should use the following
guidelines for their activites*:
- Masks are optional for in-person meetings and visits to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Retail Shops and Leadership Centers. We continue to encourage troops to practice good hand washing habits with their Girl Scouts.
- Troop Leaders and families be mindful of their local guidelines and the personal choice that people have in mask wearing. If a girl/adult chooses to wear a mask for a Girl Scout activity, they should be able to do so without teasing or judgement.
- Troops must still follow the guidelines of local businesses that require masks when they are representing Girl Scouts.
- Communicate with families about when their girls should stay home. Anyone who is sick or had close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days should stay home. If you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, you should not meet with anyone on behalf of Girl Scouts.
- Every registered Girl Scout is covered by a basic accident insurance plan. The plan is designed to help pay medical expenses if an accident occurs during a supervised Girl Scout activity. Girl Scout insurance does not cover healthcare or illness.
- *Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa's Camp Sacajawea and Camp Tanglefoot have additional guidelines for campers. Please see the Camp Guidelines below.
Guidelines for Meeting Spaces
- Outdoor meeting spaces where social distancing can be maintained are strongly recommended.
- Volunteers must ensure meeting spaces are clean and touch surfaces (i.e., tabletops, chairs, etc.) have been sanitized.
- UPDATED: Any troops planning on meeting in a private residence should submit the In-Home Meeting Application, provided all of the requirements listed can be met.
- For any overnight trips or travel, follow the current guidance from the CDC. This includes aligning mats or bed so that individuals are sleeping head-to-toe at least 6 feet apart, monitoring and enforcing social distancing and healthy hygiene behaviors throughout the day and night, and cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms regularly
Keep in mind that some families may choose not to participate in in-person activities at this time. Please consider creating ways to help keep those girls involved as members of your troop.