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Returning to In-Person Troop Meetings and Activities Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteer

From the start of the pandemic, Girl Scouts have proven themselves to be strong community supporters, going above and beyond to keep themselves and others safe. COVID-19 remains an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily in the community. Volunteers should take all reasonable precautions to limit potential exposure for all members and their families, and to prevent additional community transmission.

Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore has established the guidelines below for troops and service units who are ready to meet in person.

  • These guidelines are based on measures shared by the State of Michigan as part of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, and are subject to change
  • In additional to the guidelines listed, all Girl Scout policies and procedures must be followed, including Safety Activity Checkpoints, when applicable.
  • Troop leaders and families should thoughtfully discuss if they are ready to meet in-person. Families who are not yet comfortable with activities in-person should be provided a way to stay connected to the troop.
  • In-person troop meetings are not required. Each troop/family should weigh their participation based on their own health concerns and tolerance for risk. Members and troops who prefer to continue with virtual meetings and activities may continue to do so.

Permission Slips

Prior to resuming in-person troop meetings, an Annual Permission and Health History Form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian for each girl who will be participating. The troop leader must retain the permission slips.

COVID-19 Response Form

Prior to resuming in-person troop meetings or activities, a COVID-19 Response Form must be completed by a parent/guardian for each girl who will be participating. The troop leader must retain this form.

GSMISTS Guidelines

For the most up-to-date information an GSMISTS guidelines for Girl Scouting (including Transportation, Meeting Spaces, Meeting Sizes and general best practices) review our Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers


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