More In-Person Meeting Options for Girl Scout Troops

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to share an update from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that will allow for more options for Girl Scout troops to meet in person.

We have been working with state officials throughout the past year regarding COVID-19 guidelines. As positivity levels change and more of the population becomes vaccinated, the CDPHE has been able to re-evaluate the guidance they provided.

The state previously classified Girl Scout troop meetings as “personal gatherings,” but now only meetings or activities occurring in a private residence fall under the ”personal gatherings” category. This means Girl Scout troops have more options to meet in person as long as they follow the guidelines for indoor events, outdoor events, or outdoor recreation, depending on the location and activity planned for the meeting. Be sure to check the state and county guidelines, but in most cases, this means a hike, a get-together in a park, or a meeting at a neighborhood clubhouse may be options for you. However, Girl Scout troops cannot meet in a private residence, whether the meeting is held indoors or outside.

Safety is always No. 1 priority and we stress that troops must follow all safety guidelines and take the responsibility of ensuring their activities are aligned with the safety standards for the activity and location.

Always check with the location or business before hosting a meeting or activity to ensure you are within capacity limits for that location and ensure you follow all safety guidelines associated with that business or activity.

At this time, overnights are not allowed per GSUSA for our state’s current phase of reopening. We continue to work on this with the state to determine what requirements will be in place once overnights are allowed again.

We appreciate your patience as we’ve all tried to navigate these challenging and ever-changing times while making safety a top priority.

Visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org/covid for the most up-to-date information. You can also use this document  to help you navigate where your activity might be categorized.

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