GSNEO Statement, 4/1/2021:
As the weather begins to get warmer, we know that many troops may be excited to get together in person. We continue to be in contact with the Ohio Department of Health and monitor and follow their recommendations. At this time, based on guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, there are no major changes in our meeting guidance.
The State of Ohio continues to mandate that groups should be of no more than 10 persons, which would mean a maximum of 8 girls for 2 adult volunteers in relation to troop/group meetings for Girl Scouts. We would like to clarify, that if space permits for physical distancing and all other guidelines are followed, it is possible for groups larger than 10 to meet; however attendees must be arranged into “pods” of less than 10. “Pods” should be kept separate from each other and not intermingle any persons between groups. This “pod” structure helps minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and limits the number of people that need to quarantine should someone test positive for COVID-19. Our guidelines for in-person meetings as well as camp outings are available here. Girl Scouts of North East Ohio covers 18 counties in the state of Ohio and additional requirements may vary from county to county or even city to city. Please follow guidance from your local authorities. The most up to date county alerts can be found here.
Our camp properties continue to remain open and we are still allowing Day Pass and limited Overnight visits with confirmed/approved reservations. However, we will continue to monitor the latest COVID information for each county and will cancel reservations with full refunds, as we deem necessary to protect the health and safety of girls, volunteers, and staff. All visitors must follow our guidelines (referenced above) and the recommendations from local and state officials regarding gatherings, mask-wearing, hygiene, and social distancing.
Our retail shops offer curbside orders and in-person shopping by appointment only, and volunteers should make an appointment through our shop calendar for any other material pick-ups as well. While our offices remain open for essential business purposes, our onsite staffing is limited, as many work a few days from home to reduce the virus spread. Appointments are available by visiting our Shop page .
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio may need to cancel some programs and trainings that pull together members from different geographic areas, and if so, will process full refunds for those cancellations. Some programs and trainings may shift to a virtual experience or be rescheduled for a later date. In the event of any changes, registered participants will be contacted directly.
If you have a current reservation for a program, training, event, or camp activity/overnight and need to cancel due to COVID-19, please contact us prior to your event date for a 100% refund on your purchase with us.
Please note that if your county or city is rated as “Purple” by the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, has a stay-at-home order, essential travel only restriction, or similar advisory in place, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio recommends that all members, troops, and groups suspend in-person Girl Scout meetings/activities
We will continue to monitor and follow recommendations by the State of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health, and county and local authorities throughout our footprint at Girl Scouts of North East Ohio. Please feel free to contact GSNEO Customer Care at 800-852-4474, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Live Chat with any questions that you might have.
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