Girl Scouts of Western Washington continues to regularly review these guidelines and uses guidance from the CDC and Washington state to inform our policies.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington is aware that there are continuing concerns around viruses that affect public safety. Monkeypox has many worried, and we want to assure you that council staff are monitoring federal and state guidelines regarding all threats to the health of our staff, volunteers, and Girl Scouts.
At this point in time, there are no current restrictions related to monkeypox, and Girl Scout activities are considered low risk.
We are also continuing to encourage everyone to adhere to basic pandemic guidelines of handwashing, sanitizing, and appropriate distancing, and discourage activities such as sharing clothing, sleeping bags, or beds.
This assessment should be administered approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of all in-person program activities for all participants. You will be asked by program leadership if you’ve completed your “Girl Scout Ready" assessment upon sign-in.
In the last 72 hours, have you/your Girl Scout experienced ANY of the following new symptoms that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity such as physical exercise?
If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, please follow CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation.
Troops and groups are allowed to set safety guidelines that are stricter than those set by Girl Scouts of Western Washington Safety Guidelines. Common safety requirements that are approved include:
If your troop or group wants to require additional guidelines outside of these common requirements, please reach out to Customer Care for final approval.
If a volunteer, program host, and/or participant is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 they are required to leave the program site immediately. If unable to leave immediately, the following protocols should be followed:
In the event of a COVID-19 positive test result, promptly contact a member of Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s customer care team at 800-541-9852 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the after-hours emergency line (800) 303-9963, if applicable.
Reporting and communicating a positive COVID-19 case should be managed by the program partner. In the event of a positive test result, the partner should contact and inform the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's Program Manager, Community Partners at email@example.com. All Girl Scouts of Western Washington Program Partners are required to comply with Washington State COVID-19 laws and regulations; this includes contact tracing in the event of an exposure or positive case confirmation.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have encountered someone who has recently tested positive, we ask that you do not attend the in-person event. Please email a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund.
The health and safety of families and campers is our number one concern. Girl Scouts of Western Washington has updated our COVID-19 testing requirements for participation at resident camp in order to help ensure the safety of all. The following requirements, policies, and processes are currently for Camp Robbinswold and Camp River Ranch resident camp programs only.
Effective June 18–August 20, 2022, we are requiring all youth participants to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arriving at camp, regardless of vaccination status. If your camper is vaccinated, we ask that you also provide proof of vaccination in addition to proof of a negative test.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington camp staff will also regularly test for COVID-19 throughout the summer and will follow appropriate quarantine and isolation protocols along with seeking treatment if they have a positive test result.
While masks are not required per current CDC or local guidelines, at resident camp, campers will be required to wear masks when interacting with other “cohorts” (campers from different living units) if appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are also required for anyone who has an exposure to a positive COVID -19 person prior to arriving at camp, even if the camper tested negative at check-in, or if CDC or local guidelines change. Camp staff ask that if a caregiver is made aware of a possible COVID -19 exposure prior to the camper’s arrival at camp (especially if the camper is currently at camp) to please contact the camp in order for staff to take appropriate precautions in accordance with applicable guidelines. Campers who test positive for COVID-19 at camp will be sent home and will not be able to return to camp without (1) satisfying applicable isolation guidelines and (2) a physician’s written clearance.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington camps are judgment-free zones. Bullying and shaming others for different values will NOT be tolerated, and that includes teasing or bullying about mask use. Campers will be welcome to wear their masks more than required by camp staff, even in their cohort if they desire with no judgment. Campers will be required to always keep a mask on their person. If a camper does not have a mask, one will be provided to them.
Masks are encouraged but not required while participating in camp activities, indoors and outdoors. While visiting the first aid space, masks are required. We will also require regular handwashing, hand sanitizing and cleaning/disinfecting of surfaces/equipment/touchpoints (door handles, etc.). It is our goal to reduce shared touch points whenever possible.
All summer camp participants are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours prior, at check-in for camp. Proof of negative test results must be shown and collected at check-in (if not uploaded prior to arrival). Please note, we do NOT need to see the physical test if your camper is taking an at-home test. A photo taken of the negative test once negative results are showing will suffice. Similar to the information collected with health forms, COVID-19 vaccination and testing results are kept confidential.
Acceptable COVID-19 tests are FDA-authorized viral COVID-19 tests, including a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (such as a PCR/molecular test) or an antigen test that is preferably collected and performed in a healthcare setting or certified testing site. We will also accept negative at-home tests.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Camps strongly recommend that all attendees have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status as defined by the CDC. Vaccinated participants are requested to upload a photo or digital copy of their CDC-issued vaccination cards to the “2022 COVID-19 Vaccination Status” form located in the Forms and Documents section of your Camp InTouch account no less than one week prior to check-in. An up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status is described as follows:
Uploading your camper’s vaccination information is important. Vaccination status has important implications regarding who needs to quarantine when exposed to a case of COVID-19. We will comply with contact tracing and best practices outlined by the CDC and American Camp Association regarding campers.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Travel Disclaimer: At any time, approvals for travel can be rescinded as COVID-19 restrictions are updated due to phase rollbacks, outbreaks and/or new COVID-19 state restrictions. Make sure that you research your destinations and work with vendors/locations that have flexible cancellation policies. Girl Scouts of Western Washington will not be responsible or held liable for travel refunds, incurred fees and/or trip cancellations costs.
The Travel Guidelines chart outlines the types of overnight travel that are approved for both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals/groups.
When traveling, make sure you understand and follow all state, tribal, local, and territorial travel restrictions, including proper mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, tribal, local, and territorial health department’s website where you are, along your route, and where you are going.
Starting June 1, 2022, the domestic travel policy will be that all travelers, youth and adult, should provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to their trip advisor/troop leader no more than 48 hours to departure and should quarantine between taking their test and getting their results. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required or collected by council staff for domestic travel.
Volunteers and partners can reserve meeting space at Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Georgetown, Bremerton, and Everett offices and the Oak Harbor and Port Townsend Troop Houses.
For office reservations at least five business days before your desired reservation date, complete the Reserving Girl Scouts of Western Washington Office Form with your reservation request. If the space is available, a Girl Scouts of Western Washington office supervisor will contact you to confirm your reservation.
Troop Houses may be reserved using the site reservation form available on the Girl Scouts of Western Washington website.
If members who reserve Girl Scouts of Western Washington office spaces are all fully vaccinated, they should follow current CDC recommendations for vaccinated indoor activities. The Member Safety Guidelines must be followed by all members while in public and/or shared office spaces.
Have questions about the COVID-19 Member Safety Guidelines? Feel free to contact us using the form below or call 1(800) 541-9852.