There is nothing Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council takes more
seriously than the safety and well-being of our girls, volunteers and
staff members. We know the desire for safety is one shared by all of
us. We want to be together and remain physically healthy, and we need
to have our emotional and social needs met as well. A healthy Girl
Scout community can only be achieved if we ALL commit to doing it
together. If even a fraction of our members ignore our guidelines,
this effort will fail.
No CEO, council staff, service unit team leader, troop co-leader,
parent, girl, or other individual or single group can assure
everyone’s health and well-being without the support and effort of us
all. In a sea of unknowns, what we do know is that we have to make our
communal health our top priority.
In order to gather as Girl Scouts, we have to prioritize mutual
accountability and responsibility for our communal well-being.
To that end, the "Culture of Care" commitment
will need to be made by all members and families. Our togetherness
depends on our ability and commitment to keep one another well. Every
action counts and matters. We ask everyone to take the Girl Scout
Culture of Care Pledge:
In keeping with our Girl
Scout Promise & Law, I (council staff, volunteer, parent, and
girl), hereby pledge to approach the challenges of the new
membership year with a renewed focus on mutual accountability and
collective responsibility. I commit to learn and grow as an
individual, mindfully and intentionally, for and with one another
as leaders in the broader community. I accept the necessity of
personal sacrifice for the achievement of our communal goals. As a
member of the Girl Scout community, I commit to step up and forego
some conveniences in the short term for the greater opportunity to
return and be together, as safely as possible.
I acknowledge that our "Culture of Care is
merely a means to express the ideals we have long valued: beloved
GS traditions, experiencing new things, gathering together,
creating connections, making new friends; and exercising integrity
to be leaders and a source of safety in our community. I hereby
pledge to be a role model for how we navigate this moment in history.
Here are the updates to GSVSC’s reopening strategies and
the steps we are taking to fight the spread of COVID-19 and comply
with Gov. Northam’s executive orders:
When Girl Scouts Meet In-Person (Overview)
read carefully our COVID-19 In-Person Meeting Guideline Updates for Volunteers.
- It is to be understood that meeting in-person is a personal
decision families must make for their girls and individuals must
make for themselves.
- It is to be understood that a
communicable disease is not covered under the Girl Scouts of the
USA's general liability policy provided through Girl Scout
membership. If you have questions regarding the purchase of
additional insurance coverage, please contact the council at email@example.com.
outdoors is preferred over meeting indoors; virtual meeting options
should be made available for those who do not wish to meet
- All participants must follow Virginia’s Phase 3
social distancing, face mask, disinfecting, and all other guidelines
as outlined by Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and
recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Parents must drop-off and pick-up their own girls from all Girl
Scout activities because maintaining six feet of space between
people inside a car is not possible.
- All individuals must
agree to a temperature check and the Girl
Scout Culture of Care Pledge (#1082) prior to their
- All individuals must complete a COVID-19
Questionnaire, Participation Agreement, and Pledge (#1082) and
Waiver (#1083) prior to their participation.
designated, trained volunteer must be on site to serve as point of
contact and lead person in charge to:
- Confirm temperature
checks, and keep stellar attendance, contact, and health records
for all participants.
- Routinely clean areas before and
after all in-person meetings or activities; must have cleaning
supplies available for all in-person meetings or
- Avoid providing food or drinks.
If the event is a family gathering, then each family should provide
their own food and drinks. Do not share with others outside of your
ADDITIONAL GIRL SCOUT COVID-19 RESOURCES
If you have questions or need
further assistance, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-777-5100. If
you have an emergency after hours, then please call the emergency
number at 1-540-598-0974. Your call will be answered by a GSVSC staff member.