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.
Position Description [PDF]
Adopted April 8, 2021 [PDF]
If you have any questions, please contact the Democratic Process
Task Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual 55th National Council Session in the NCS Gallery
October 23, 24, and 25, 2020, Girl Scouts from across the United
States and around the world will gather for our 55th National Council
Session. For more than a century, delegates have come together to
represent their collective voices and discuss and debate the future
direction of Girl Scouts.
This year, due to COVID-19 and
Girl Scouts’ emphasis on safety, we’re holding our first-ever virtual
National Council Session October 23–25—and as a member of Girl Scouts,
you’re invited to attend from the comfort of your home! We’d also love
for you to join us for two unique events leading up to the session:
National Council Delegates serve as Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago
and Northwest Indiana’s voting members at the National Council
Session. They engage and gather feedback from Girl Scout members in
our council, learn about proposals, and take action to be the voice of
Girl Scouts GCNWI during the National Council Session. They then bring
back information to share locally.