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:
- It has been determined that all offices and shops will be closed to public until further notice. This includes troop meetings that are held within our facilities and those troop leaders are being contacted.
- Effective June 15, 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 are being postponed until a time when we can appropriately celebrate our many volunteers and the remarkable actions they perform, in person.
- GSKH has evaluated council-led programming events based on the COVID-19 situation and all 2020 summer camps have been cancelled. Please check specific event listings on our website for more information.
- 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.