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Democratic Process


A District Delegate is a District Member who is selected as a District Delegate for that District. Delegates must be Members at the time of selection and throughout the term of service.

Each Service Unit is entitled to select from among its members two Delegates, including one adult and one girl Delegate whenever possible, excluding the Directors of the Board. Council employees are ineligible to be District Delegates.

Each District may select no more than ten Delegates-at-large. Each District shall establish its own procedures for selecting Delegates-at-large and for filling vacant Delegate positions with alternates, when and if necessary.

The District Delegates attend the Council’s Annual Meeting and elect the Board and the Council’s National Delegates. Each District Delegate shall serve for a term of two years or until a successor is selected.

Each Delegate’s term of office shall begin on March 1. There are no limits to the number of terms that a District Delegate can serve.

Delegate Position Description [PDF]

Bylaws - Adopted April 16, 2020 [PDF]

If you have any questions, please contact the Democratic Process Task Group at

National Council Session

In the fall of 2020, Girl Scout adults and girls from around the country will gather in Orlando, Florida, for the 55th National Council Session.

The Board Development Committee of Girl Scouts GCNWI hereby issues a call to members of GSGCNWI to apply for consideration as a National Council Delegate, to be elected at the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Learn more about the position as a National Council Delegate.

Applications to be a GSGCNWI National Council Delegate, Class of 2020, are now closed. Applicants will be notified of status, and slate will be developed, in January 2020.