We have limited our capacity at both Resident and Day camp and are
not near the 100 persons with staff included. For Resident camp all
campers are required to arrive with a negative COVID test as well as
14 days of temperature logs and signature of not having had known
As of July 27, 2021 the CDC is urging all individuals regardless of vaccine status to wear a mask while indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission. As of July 28th, 2021 five of the seven counties we serve are in the substantial or high category. We are asking that as Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona we continue to lead by example and have the greater health and wellbeing of our communities along with the Girl Scout Promise and Law at the forefront of everything we do. While outdoors, where social distancing can be maintained we are not requiring masks.
Property reservations will open on August 2nd, 2021 and troops can make on-line reservations here.
The council calendar is being updated with upcoming fall programs and events. Our goal continues to be hosting in-person program. We will monitor and adjust our protocol based on guidance from all agencies including the CDC, the state and the counties we serve.
Camp Whispering Pines and the Hacienda Program Center are open for reservations. Angels Place for Girls is taking reservations on a case-by-case basis for the months of June and July, If you are interested in reserving space at Angels Place for Girls please contact MacGyver Tank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support in helping to keep each other safe. “Sister to every Girl Scout”
Gatherings up to 100 may start to open following local guidelines. Council facilities may begin to accommodate small, socially distanced groups on a case-by-case basis.
Troop Meeting Space. Outdoor spaces where social distancing can be maintained are strongly recommended for meetings. Get advance permission from the property owner or the jurisdiction that provides the location.
Large gatherings - up to 100. Remind volunteers to allow for proper girl-to-adult ratios. It is strongly recommended to meet outdoors and only when social distancing can be maintained
Transportation. Carpooling may resume as necessary. Even then, girls and adults should wear masks and keep the car windows open, at least slightly. Remember sustained contact within less than six feet for longer than ten minutes creates a higher risk for virus transmission.
Virtual meetings. GSUSA recommends maintaining a virtual to in-person meeting ratio of at least 20/80, which means holding virtual troop meetings at least 20% of the time to keep tech skills and virtual meeting habits fresh. Use the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Meetings, to guide your meeting plans.
Day trips and activities. In conjunction with Safety Activity Checkpoints, follow the guidance for Troop Meetings and hygiene and COVID-19 risk mitigation guidance. Call ahead to the facility or vendor to confirm that they are following CDC and state health department guidelines.
Overnight trips and activities. Overnight stays may begin to commence as long as they are in alignment with our current council practices. All overnight attendees must present a negative COVID test, taken within 7 days prior to the event. Fully vaccinated individuals can use vaccine card in lue of current test results. Troops must submit these results to council prior to the event. A short or extended trip form must be completed to notify the council about a trip that takes place outside of your normal meeting time/place or occurs outside of your town/city.
Please note that a short trip form must be completed to notify the council about a trip that lasts three days or less, takes place outside of your normal troop meeting time or place, and occurs outside of your town or city. You must submit this form for trip approval at least three weeks in advance.