Updated October 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
- GSSWT troops and communities may be granted permission to meet
in person effective August 1, 2020. The COVID-19 Health & Safety
Protocols ensure the minimum standard health protocols as
recommended for youth groups by The Governor’s Report to Open Texas
and by Girl Scouts of the USA are followed. Minimum standard health
protocols include, but are not limited to, the following:
- In-person gatherings may not take place in homes or exceed 10 individuals
- Facilities must follow the recommended cleaning and disinfecting protocols
- All individuals present must submit to a health screening and follow the recommended preventive measures, including physical distancing and face coverings
In May, Governor Greg Abbott announced the state’s ongoing plan to “safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.” Under Phase II, Gov. Abbott granted youth clubs permission to meet assuming minimum standard health protocols are followed and allows youth clubs to “adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all employees, volunteers, contractors, and participants.” It is the council’s responsibility to develop a process that informs our members of the required screening, cleaning, hygiene and physical distancing recommendations to best limit the risk to our girls, member families, volunteers and the council.
On July 1, 2020, GSSWT released a COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols process to ensure the preventive measures recommended by The Governor’s Report to Open Texas and by Girl Scouts of the USA are followed. Note: any current restrictions required by GSSWT supersede all permissions granted through the new COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols process outlined below.
Troop or Group Permission to Meet Approval Process
Request and Use of Meeting Space at GSSWT