All GSSEM in-person girl events, community events, service unit meetings, and in-person volunteer training sessions are cancelled through July 31.
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COVID-19 Waiver of Liability and Indemnification (PDF)
Troop Meetings and Community Events
This information is current as of June 16, 2020:
Now that Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order permitting indoor gatherings of groups of 50 or less, some troops may want to resume in-person meetings.
To ensure the health and safety of our membership, it's GSSEM's recommendation that troops continue to meet virtually. However, if troops choose to meet in person, we strongly encourage troops to adhere to safety and precautionary measures as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and follow GSSEM's guidelines for resuming in-person troop activities—which includes guidance on transportation, meeting space, and day trips/activities.
Participating in in-person troop meetings is at your own risk.
We suggest troops use free group video chat and web conferencing resources like Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Whats App, Free Conference Call, or any other group video/audio conferencing platform you prefer to use to hold your meetings during this time of social distancing.
See GSSEM's Safety Activity Checkpoints for Virtual Troop Meetings >>
Online Training Sessions
GSSEM online training sessions will proceed as planned. Please check the event calendar to view upcoming grade-level webinars for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes.
Keep Girl Scouts Going at Home with VTK
You may already be familiar with Volunteer Toolkit (VTK). It allows troop families to view what the troop leader has planned, learn more about troop experiences, and tap into additional resources. Usually, the Volunteer Toolkit planning tools for earning badges and awards are available only to your troop's leader. However, with our current stay-at-home situation, we want to make these resources available to parents and caregivers as well—as you and your Girl Scout are discovering new ways to experience Girl Scouts at home.
These resources are available to parents and caregivers through June 30.
If you'd like more information or access to VTK resources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Promise, My Faith
My Promise, My Faith, which had been rescheduled for July 19, is now cancelled. More details about this event, including a virtual option, are forthcoming. If you have questions about your refund, please email email@example.com.
Cookie Celebrations have been rescheduled for August 17, 19, 22, 24, 25, and 26.
High Award Report Deadlines
High Award (Bronze, Silver, Gold) report deadlines have been extended to December 31 for inclusion in the 2021 Honor Reception.
This means that girls who are 5th-grade Juniors, 8th-grade Cadettes, and 12th-grade Ambassadors now have until December 31, 2020 to turn in their reports. All Silver Award and Gold Award Final Reports must be received by GSSEM by that time.
NOTE: Gold Award Girl Scouts must have an approved project proposal in place by September 30, 2020. Bronze Award Girl Scouts' projects are handled by the troop/group leader.
Keep checking gssem.org/highawards and your email for more information.
If you haven't yet received your refund for a cancelled event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.