COVID-19 Update: October 2020

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has updated its guidance for in-person gatherings and now requires a health screening questionnaire to be filled out and signed by the caregiver on the day of an in-person meeting or activity. If a participant answers “yes” to any of the questions, they should not attend the in-person activity. Before attending an in-person meeting or activity, each participant should submit a COVID-19 pre-screen questions (pdf) or COVID-19 pre-screen form (online version – automatically emailed directly to the troop leader’s email address input on the form). Troop volunteers can collect the information and signatures at the event or send to caregivers ahead of the event/meeting on the same day.  The forms do not need to be collected by GSCO, however troop volunteers should save paper or electronic files for one year.

There are also updates to face covering and carpooling sections of the COVID Guidance for Volunteers. Be sure to check the COVID page on the website for the most recent information. (You can also get there by clicking the pink banner on the home page.)

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

3 thoughts on “COVID-19 Update: October 2020”

  1. Is there a way to premade copies of all these forms that GSCO is requiring leaders to “keep on file”, or maybe in a word document format please? I have spent a lot of my own funds on toner and paper already, and now I have to add this form for every girl and volunteer at every meeting too? Many of my scouts don’t have printers at home and I never get parents to return e-forms as they can’t edit PDFs. Thank you!

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