Girl Scouts’ number one priority is the safety and well-being of our members and the families and communities we serve. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland continues to monitor COVID-19 safety protocols around in-person Girl Scout activities. We have and will continue to follow federal and state guidance, as well as guidelines from GSUSA, the CDC, and county health departments. As we have updates to our guidance, we will share details with our membership through this webpage and other communications.
COVID-19 Important Updates & Frequently Asked Questions
GSCM COVID-19 In-person Girl Scout
Activities Guidance Update
Effective March 4, 2022
The safety of our Girl Scouts and their families, volunteers, and staff remain our paramount priority. We continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions and statistics, as well as consider the guidance from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the State of Maryland, and Girl Scouts of the USA in providing safe in-person Girl Scout activities in informing our guidance.
In light of the current low COVID-19 positivity rate, updated guidance from the State of Maryland and the CDC, beginning March 4, 2022, the face covering (i.e., mask) requirement for in-person Girl Scout activities in GSCM is now optional. Members need to make their own determinations as to the best way to protect themselves while engaging in Girl Scout activities. If local government, county, or businesses with whom we partner on Girl Scouts activities are more restrictive than GSCM guidelines, members are expected to adhere to these guidelines.
With that stated, all girl and adult members participating in Girl
Scout activities are to continue to adhere to the GSCM COVID-19
In-person Girl Scout Activities Guidelines which can be
Required Girl Scout In-person Activities Permissions and Waiver*: We remind our members that for any girl member participating in ANY and ALL Girl Scout activities which are in-person, be it activities at the local troop/group or Service Unit level or a GSCM program/event, all three of the following participation forms are required prior to participation:
- Updated GSCM Parent/Guardian Permission for Girl Scout Activities, Events and Trips
- Updated Girl and Adult Health Record
- GSCM Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
*Note: For Girl Scout troop/group activities and Service Unit activities, the troop/group leader is responsible for obtaining and maintaining these forms with troop/group records.
We thank all volunteers, members, and staff for remaining vigilant in following current GSCM guidelines as we continue to navigate through this challenging time and in keeping our youth and adults safe during activities. We will continue to monitor and evaluate our COVID-19 In-person activity guidance. Please note that this guidance is subject to change should conditions around COVID-19 risk shift in our council jurisdiction
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