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Important Program and Procedure Updates
June 26, 2020
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland continues to monitor the impact of the virus closely and look to state and federal authorities, as well as GSUSA, to inform our way of work. Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.
While many local jurisdictions are cautiously moving into Stage 2 of the Governor’s statewide re-opening plan, he has cautioned that those at risk should continue to shelter in, everyone must still wear masks in indoor public areas, physical distancing still must continue and that employees should work from home as much as possible.
The council has decided to continue many of the safety protocols and activity restrictions currently in place regarding Girl Scouts of Central Maryland programs. In addition, after much consideration we have made the very hard decision to cancel in-person day and resident camp for summer 2020. We concluded there are too many unknown factors related to ensuring the safety of our campers and staff. That being said, we will be offering some camp related activities for our members with strict social distancing guidelines.
In addition, we are developing Back to In-person Girl Scout Activity Guidelines
We have created a ‘Back to In-person Girl Scout Activities’ advisory group, comprised of staff and volunteers from across our council footprint, who will work to develop guidelines for when and how we return safely to in-person Girl Scout activities.
The advisory group will focus on creating guidelines in regard to troop meeting space and sanitization; troop meeting size; girl and volunteer safety; day trips and transportation; hygiene practices; and COVID-19 risk mitigation. As we have guidelines to share, we will do so on our COVID-19 webpage, as well as communicate the guidelines via email to our members.
Please keep in mind, that while Girl Scout troop/group meetings, trips, events, and activities may not yet be in-person, there are many ways , including Girl Scouts at Home for Girls and At Home Camp Adventures, that allow Girl Scouts and volunteers to stay engaged:
We also have virtual programming for our volunteers. We are currently offering Girls Scouts At Home for Volunteers , where you can find trainings and other information to help you with your volunteer experience.
GSCM Seton Center Serving the Community as a Food Distribution Center
As a service to our neighbors and community, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is hosting a safe summer meals program for children. A grab and-go bag of fruit, vegetables, a protein plus beverages for breakfast and dinner, for two days is being provided for pick-up at Girl Scouts of Central Maryland headquarters. Drive ups and walk ups will receive grab and go meals for each child in their family. Quantities are limited, first come, first served.
*Please note: GSCM staff who serve as food distribution volunteers were provided training in order for the GSCM headquarters to serve as a distribution site. Staff volunteers will follow all safety protocols for meal distribution, including sanitation of all surfaces and all refrigeration units. Staff will employ social distancing, and safe handling practices including wearing gloves and masks.
As a part of the USDA program, GSCM is not able to address food allergies, so please be sure to check food items and take your own preventive measures to avoid any food allergy reactions.
Food Distribution: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 12 noon Monday, June 22, 2020 – Friday, August 21, 2020 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21215