At the council's 2013 annual meeting, the delegate body voted to amend the Bylaws regarding the election process for council delegates. According to Article IV, Section 4.3(b) of the Bylaws:
The rationale for this Bylaws revision was to allow for a clear line of communication between the service unit and the governance body. This revision allows the service unit volunteers the opportunity to elect a delegate or delegates from among their peers, who will represent the members of that service unit as a voting member of the council.
"Each Service Unit shall elect delegates from among its Members who are 14 years of age or older at least four (4) months prior to the annual meeting of the Council in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board in the Standing Rules. Each service unit shall establish its own procedures for filing vacant delegate positions with alternate delegates, when and if necessary."
If you have any questions, please contact the Democratic Process Task Group at email@example.com.
national council delegates
- Electing a National Board of Directors and National Board Development Committee to provide leadership for the 2014-17 triennium;
- Providing direct input to the National Board on major topics to guide the direction of the Girl Scout Movement in years to come;
- Voting on proposals and amendments to the Constitution placed on the agenda by the National Board; and
- Receiving a National Board report on its stewardship of the Movement for the 2011-14 triennium, with opportunity for dialogue.
Criteria and Characteristics of a National Council Delegate:
- Strategic thinking
- Clear Communication
- Knowledge of Girl Scouts
- Decision-making skills
- Adaptability and flexibility
Requirements to be a National Council Delegate
- A citizen of the United States
- A registered member of the Girl Scout Movement
- Be 14 years of age or older at the time of election (2014 Annual Meeting)
- Available to attend the National Council Session in Sale Lake City, Utah, Oct. 16-19, 2014
- Committed to participate in National Delegate training sessions offered by the council
- Committed to a three-year tenure as a National Delegate
- Committed to participating in National Council Session follow-up activities sponsored by the council.
- National Delegates may serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms.
Mail: Chair, Board Development Committeec/o Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana20 S. Clark Street, Suite 200Chicago, IL 60603Fax: 312-750-0718