- Wash hands frequently especially before eating or after sneezing, shaking hands, or having other bodily contact with another individual. Use soap and water for 20 seconds or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick - health officials call this “social distancing” and recommend staying about 3 feet away from someone who is sick.
- Stay home from any activities when you are not feeling well.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, like your phone or computer.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing then throw the tissue in the trash, or as a last resort, cough into your elbow.
- Get plenty of sleep, good nutrition, stress-relief, and exercise – a healthy body is the best defense against illness.
Updated November 13, 2020
UPDATE: Due to recent Vermont State restrictions, in person Girl Scout troop activities in Vermont are prohibited from November 13 until further notice. As the situation continues to evolve, we recommend checking your local and state restrictions regularly, https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19. We encourage troops to consider virtual meetings. Please reach out to customer care for ideas and assistance with purchasing a zoom license at Girl Scout rates.
know our volunteers and girls are looking forward to engaging in
person again, so we are excited to share how we can move ahead while
keeping the safety of our volunteers and girls our priority.
For those who are ready to meet in-person, we have released guidelines for troops to meet in person outside and beginning September 15 in person inside. We are happy to provide these guidelines to allow troops to safely meet in person so they can get to doing what they do best.
Girl Scouts and troops are still encouraged to continue to connect through a variety of virtual programs offered locally, council-wide, and by GSUSA. Girl Scouts and their families may participate in events at our camp properties supervised by camp staff who have received special training and will be following procedures to reduce risk. Our retail stores will continue to offer curbside pickup and while our offices remain closed to visitors, our staff are available via customer care for any needs.
At Girl Scouts, the safety, and well-being of girls remains our top priority. Our committee of staff and volunteers continues to carefully consider CDC recommendations, state guidelines in NH and VT, and best practices from GSUSA, to adjust procedures and expectations for in-person activities.
We appreciate the efforts of all our members to stay home since mid-March to protect their communities. We have been so proud of the ways Girl Scouts have continued to make the world a better place during this pandemic.
Please continue to check our website for the most up to date information on programs. On May 15, we made a decision regarding our summer camp programs Please click HERE for more details.
Patricia K. Mellor
Chief Executive Officer
Gold Award Girl Scout
The safety and well-being of girls is our top priority. We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers to help address the questions we’ve been receiving. Clearly this is a fluid situation and we ask that you continue to check our website for updates as we follow the guidance of the CDC and both of our state governments. We are working diligently to make sure we are making the best decision for our girls, volunteers, families, and staff.
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