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Call for 2017 National Delegates

The Board Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for National Delegates to represent Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road at the 2017 National Council Session Convention, October 4-8, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.

The National Council of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) comes together in session every three years and consists of delegates elected by Girl Scout councils, delegates representing lone troops outside the United States (USA Girl Scouts Overseas), members of the National Board of Directors and the National Nominating Committee, past presidents of GSUSA and other persons who may be elected by the National Council. Delegates serve a three-year term and must be registered members of GSUSA and 14 years old or older.

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Apply to Become a Delegate

The National Council is responsible for giving broad policy direction to the future of the Girl Scout movement in the United States. Members of the National Council elect the National Board of Directors and the National Nominating Committee for the upcoming triennium act on proposals directed toward the fostering and improvement of Girl Scouting and receive a report from the National Board of Directors on its stewardship of the movement in the past three years.

If you are up to this exciting and important work, please read the position description and complete and submit the 2017 National Delegate application by December 15th, 2017 to: cgriffith@gswrc.org  

The number of delegates a Council may sent to the convention is determined by membership numbers as of September 30, 2016.   It is anticipated that the council will be eligible to elect approximately 6 delegates to the 2017 session.  

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Make a Difference in Girl Scouting

National Council members assume one of the most significant responsibilities in Girl Scouting. Through discussion and careful deliberation of issues that will impact the Girl Scout movement, they reaffirm the strong partnership between Girl Scout councils and the national organization, and their commitment to girls and to the future growth of Girl Scouting.

They are accountable for:

  • Carefully preparing for participation in the democratic process in action at the National Council Session
  • Opening their minds to the opinions and situations of others during the meetings in order to better understand the diversity of perspectives and their impact on Girl Scouts; and for
  • Voting as conscience guides, keeping foremost in mind the well-being and future development of the entire Girl Scout movement, and not of any one particular council or grouping of councils.
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Logistics for National Convention

Costs for elected National Delegates attending the GSUSA National Convention will be paid for by Kentucky’s Wilderness Road and will include the following:

  • Registration fees
  • Transportation from Minneapolis to the Convention
  • Transportation to/from the hotel during the Convention
  • Hotel accommodations during the Convention
  • Meals during the Convention