SERVICE CENTERS AVAILABLE FOR TROOP MEETINGS
Troops who haven't been able to gather due to COVID-19
restrictions are invited to utilize our service centers for meetings!
Leaders: Please reach out to your Troop Support Specialist to
reserve space at the service center closest to you. You can find your
Troop Support Specialist's contact information at the bottom of your
Note: If you don't know your community number, please email Nafeesah
Williams, Director of Troop Support, at email@example.com.
See the list of GSSEM service centers >>
TROOP MEETINGS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Now that Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order
permitting indoor gatherings of groups of 15 or less (from 3
households), 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 our guidelines for resuming in-person troop meetings and
activities—which includes guidance on transportation, meeting
space, and day trips/activities. We also have guidelines for meeting in private residences.
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 >>
AT-HOME & VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS & ADULTS
Check out what GSSEM is doing to keep girls engaged and
connected during this time of necessary social distancing:
TIPS & TOOLS FOR LEADERS
ONLINE TRAINING SESSIONS
Is your troop planning to host a virtual meeting? If your troop
would like to explore meeting online, please register for one of the
upcoming Engaging Troops Online webinars. Please visit gssem.org/listings for upcoming dates and times of
all of our volunteer training sessions.
KEEP GIRL SCOUTS GOING AT HOME WITH VTK
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.Several virtual resources have been added to VTK.
VTK now includes:
- Tips on how to plan a virtual
- Digital icebreakers and games
- Easy badge and
- Virtual bridging resources
If you'd like more information on VTK resources, please contact your
Troop Support Specialist.
If you haven't yet received your refund for a cancelled event,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.