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Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times. 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 .
Governor Hogan announced that he was proceeding with phase one of a 3-part plan to re-open Maryland. Simultaneously, he cautioned Marylanders 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. He also noted that restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people remain in place.
The council has decided that safety protocols and activity restrictions currently in place regarding Girl Scouts of Central Maryland remain in place. In addition, after much consideration we have made the very hard decision to cancel in-person day and resident camp for summer 2020. After much thought and research we concluded there are too many unknown factors related to ensuring the safety of our campers and staff.
In keeping with putting the safety of our members, staff, and volunteers first andcooperating with the state’s efforts to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19:
*GSCM offices, stores, and camps remain closed.
*All programs, events, service unit and troop meetings and activities remain suspended. To assist troop leaders with their virtual troop meetings GSUSA has issued new Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Troop Meetings, which have been posted to our webpage.
* Girl Scout groups/troops’ travel should be cancelled or rescheduled. In light of Governor Hogan's announcement that travel restrictions remain in effect and that only essential travel should proceed, all domestic and international Girl Scout travel will be prohibited indefinitely.
These decisions did not come easy and have been difficult to make, but know they have been made with the safety of our girls, volunteers and staff being the primary concern. Please continue to check the GSCM website for COVID-19 protocol updates.