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Girl Scouts of Central Indiana COVID Guidelines

Updated June 6, 2022

The safety of our girls, families, volunteers and staff is, and always has been, our primary concern.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana does not require campers, volunteers or staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the council encourages everyone to educate themselves about the vaccine and become vaccinated, if possible.  

No one will be excluded or segregated from any Girl Scout activity or camp based on vaccination status. 

We will continue to monitor and consult guidelines primarily from: 

CDC – including the COVID data tracker by county and CDC guidelines for recreational activities and the Indiana State Department of Health

How We Will Help Protect Everyone at Summer Camp

All surfaces and materials that are regularly touched by campers, staff, and volunteers will be cleaned on a regular basis following the CDC guidelines

Any camper, volunteer, or staff member who desires to wear a mask may wear one, as long as it doesn’t present a safety risk during an activity. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana will monitor community spread of the virus and may enforce the wearing of masks indoors if recommended by the CDC COVID data tracker by county. In this case, camper families, volunteers, and staff will be notified in advance. 

Any camper, volunteer, or staff member who is sick will be encouraged to stay home. If a camper, volunteer, or staff member develops COVID-19 symptoms while at camp, that person will immediately be quarantined and sent home to follow the CDC guidelines.

If a camper, volunteer, or staff member has recently been at camp (within the past 5 days) and has a positive COVID-19 test, they should immediately complete this form to notify Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and follow the CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation and contact tracing

Within 24 hours of being notified of confirmed COVID case, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana staff will notify by email the caregiver of any camper, volunteers, or staff who were exposed – meaning within 6 feet of that individual for 15 minutes or longer, according to CDC guidelines.  

Guidelines for Girl Scout Activities

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana recommends that Girl Scout troops and service units follow CDC guidelines for recreational activities

If the venue where you are holding a Girl Scout activity has additional COVID-19 guidelines, we ask that you follow those.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or suspect you’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please follow the CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation and follow these  contact tracing guidelines  provided by the CDC.

Travel Guidance

Trips 

Domestic Day and Overnight trips are permitted.  Troops must follow all CDC guidelines and the guidelines of any state the troop is entering. 

International Travel 

Travelers are at more risk in some countries than others. Please check the COVID-19 section of the State Department and CDC websites frequently if you are considering a trip out of the country. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html  

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html  

Transportation 

For local transportation, follow the safety guidelines provided above for Girl Scout activities.  

For non-local transportation (airlines, trains, etc.) follow the safety guidelines of the transportation carrier and the CDC. Girl Scout leaders / volunteers should investigate transportation choices to make sure they are appropriate for the current stage of the pandemic.