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Back-to-Troop Guidance

Girl Scouts River Valleys

Beginning July 1, some in-person Girl Scout activities, service unit activities, and troop meetings are permitted to resume provided guidance is followed. Read Girl Scouts River Valleys' In-Person Girl Scout Activity Guidance (English)(Spanish)(Hmong)(Somali). This guidance acknowledges the need to take all reasonable precautions to limit potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus to girls, volunteers, and families. You can also check out our Planning Your Troop Year: 2020 Style In the Loop blog post for additional guidance and details.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change, we recognize that there may be regional differences or developments since this guidance was published. Continue to follow local, state, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) national regulations and guidance. As decisions are made, we ask all volunteers to keep safety, inclusion, and responsibility at the center of your efforts as each family will have varying comfort levels of gathering in-person.

Volunteers, families, and girls should be prepared to meet in a safe and thoughtful way. Good communication and flexibility is key to success. Keeping group sizes small with a maximum of 15 people for indoor spaces, and 25 for outdoor spaces (New Wisconsin order as of 10/9/20: Indoor gatherings can be no larger than 25% of capacity of the meeting/activity space, or if indoor capacity is not stated, no larger than 10.), finding the right meeting location, and routinely disinfecting high touch surfaces will be required. We strongly recommend the use of face coverings to ensure people are protecting themselves and others from the spreading and contracting of COVID-19.

We recommend continuing virtual troop meetings to keep tech skills and virtual meeting habits fresh. New Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Meetings (PDF) are now available to help guide meeting plans. 

This guidance is in effect until further notice, and is subject to change at any time by Girl Scouts River Valleys and/or in response to changing location conditions.

Additional Resources


In-Person Adapted Troop Meeting Plans

Daisies (Grades K-1)

Brownies (Grades 2-3)

Junior (Grades 4-5)

Cadettes (Grades 6-8)

Seniors (Grades 9-10)

Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)