Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is actively monitoring the Centers
for Disease Control (CDC), the
Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Based on public health
authorities’ current guidance, we have updated our recommendations for
Girl Scouts across our council. We will also be taking several actions
to support the health and well-being of our girls, members, and the community:
Effective June 15, 2020, some restrictions have been lifted
for troop activities. Girl Scouts should continue to follow state
and local guidance regarding the number of people who can gather,
and adhering to social distancing and sanitization practices. For
troops that decide to meet:
- Daisy, Brownie and Junior troops
should have a parent/caregiver accompany each girl to help
ensure social distancing and sanitization practices are followed
so that adherence to these guidelines does not fall on the
leader to enforce.
- Cadette, Senior and Ambassador
troops can meet if they follow state and local guidelines and
have parent/caregiver approval.We are requiring that in-person
troop and service unit meetings suspend until further notice.
Virtual meetings may continue as planned.
- Volunteer recognitions have been postponed until a time when
we can appropriately celebrate our many volunteers and the
remarkable actions they perform, in person.
- The council is working closely with program
partners who offer programming to Girl Scout members to determine
the best course of action, and those registered will be contacted
with more information.
This is a quickly evolving situation and we will stay in touch with
members about any additional changes in public health recommendations
and how they affect Girl Scout programming and events.