Girl Representatives — Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
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Lend your energy, passion and Girl Scout experience to influence our council's governance process as a girl representative to our board of directors!

Apply to be a Girl Representative to the Board here!

Position Requirements:

  • Serve a one-year term.
  • Attend girl representative orientation and training.
  • Attend and participate in three board meetings. Girls are expected to provide their own transportation to meetings, which are typically held on a weekday morning in downtown Chicago.
  • Be prepared by reading materials shared prior to meetings.
  • Actively participate in discussions and debates and meetings and be willing to share personal stories as part of a "Mission Moment."
  • Take part in group projects with other girl representatives.
  • Represent the Girl Scout movement as a spokesperson at board and council events.
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What is the board of directors?

The board of directors is an elected group of volunteers, both men and women, who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and its ability to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

What does the board of directors do?

Board members use their professional expertise and personal views to inform decisions that affect the entire council. They establish policies to determine the organization's direction, and they influence the budget, executive hiring and strategy.

Girl Representative Bios

Elizabeth, 17, Crown Point, IN

Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am a senior at Crown Point High School in Indiana. I recently became a gold award girl scout and am currently student body president of my high school. I am most proud of the pro-kindness organization I created called CURE. I hope to attend the University of Notre Dame in the fall and study in the Keough School of Global Affairs.

Gianna, 16, Burr Ridge, IL

Hi, I’m Gianna and I’m currently a junior at Nazareth Academy. I’ve been in girl scouts for 10 years now and am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a girl rep to the board. Besides girl scouts, I am involved in my school’s student council, tennis, youth initiative, and tutoring. In the future I look forward to studying speech pathology in college (hopefully at Northwestern!).

Julia, 14, Arlington Heights, IL

Hello! I’m Julia and I’m a freshman at Rolling Meadows High School. I’ve been a girl scout since I was in kindergarten. Other than girl scouts, I enjoy participating in band, orchestra, jazz band, student council, competitive rock climbing, dance, tech crew and speech team. I am so excited to be a girl rep to the board this year and speak on behalf of other girls from our council.  

Lia, 17, Oak Park, IL

Hello! My name is Lia and I am a senior at Oak Park/River Forest High School. I am involved in my school’s tutoring club and service club. I plan to study nursing in college with a specialization in pediatrics or neonatal care. I have been a girl scout for 12 years and I am so excited and honored to work with my fellow girl representatives. I am thankful for my girl scout experience and all of the opportunities it has provided.

Nooriyah, 14, Romeoville, IL

Hi there! My name is Nooriyah and I am a freshman at Romeoville High School. I’ve been a girl scout for 10 years and just completed my silver award. I am very passionate about traveling and have already spent a year studying abroad and plan to do another one soon. I am also excited about learning and am interested in everything from business to science to ceramics.

Samantha, 17, Chicago, IL

Hello! My name is Samantha and I have been a Girl Scout since 3rd grade. I live in Chicago and am a senior at Northside College Prep High School where I play basketball and lacrosse. I enjoy exploring the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. I am so excited and grateful to serve as a Girl Rep to the Board of Directors and be a voice of the amazing girls in our council.

Zamayah, 13, Lansing, IL

I wanted to become a Girl Rep because I wanted to make a change in our community. I want girls to feel like they belong with the GCNWI because it’s the right thing to do. I enjoy making new friends in and out of Girl Scouts. In my free time, I like to play volleyball and coach soccer for my local community. 

 
Questions? Please contact agilmartin@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or call 815-651-2715.