Everything in life needs to move forward, looking for ways to
improve upon whatever we currently have. This is also true in Girl
Scouts. Juliette and those early volunteers created the framework
for our movement, but we must continually examine what we are doing
and try to make it better.
-Karen, Volunteer and National Delegate
The democratic process is important because it gives people a voice in decisions which impact them. It allows everyone involved to begin to see the world from someone else’s shoes. Being a National Delegate has made me realize just how great an impact one voice can have.
-Kate, Ambassador and National Delegate
I love being a girl delegate for my district! It is amazing to be able to make a difference in the Girl Scout Program and have more perspective on how Girl Scouting runs from working in the Delegate position. Being a girl delegate has helped me to find my voice and be able to speak out for what I believe in.
-Julia, Ambassador and District Delegate
I decided to be a District Delegate to be more connected to Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout community. It is also important to me to have my ideas and voice heard and being a District Delegate is a great way to do that. I would tell another person considering this role to go for it, and to not be afraid to speak up with your ideas!
-Emily, Senior and District Delegate
Delegates together approve the Board of Directors who in turn select our CEO, who in turn, hires the staff. (And our current CEO is awesome!) The Board is all volunteer, as we are, but they have not all had experience at the troop level or service unit level. Our guidance, our input assists the Board members in the major decisions they must make. We have a voice.
-Carol, Volunteer and District Delegate
It is important the Leaders and girls have a voice in decisions that are made in their name.
-Christine, Volunteer and District Delegate
It may seem simple on the surface, but it is of the utmost importance to the girls’ futures.
-Sandy, Volunteer and District Delegate
“The ultimate responsibility for the Girl Scout Movement rests with
its members. We govern by an efficient and effective democratic
process that demonstrates our leadership in a fast-changing
-Preamble to the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the United States of America
GSGCNWI Council Delegates are an important part of our council's Democratic Process as defined in our council bylaws. GSGCNWI Voting Members are made up of our Board of Directors, District Delegates, and National Delegates. Council Delegates serve as the primary communication link between our council’s members, communities, and Board of Directors.
Council Delegate Testimony
District Delegates serve as voting members of GSGCNWI and participate locally in our council’s Democratic Process. District Delegates serve as a link between District Members and the Board of Directors. They gather opinions on governance matters, elect our Board of Directors and National Delegates, and approve changes to our council Bylaws.
How to become a District Delegate
National Delegates represent GSGCNWI as voting members at the
National Council Session. They gather input, debate and vote on
proposals that impact the future of the Girl Scout Movement, including
changes to the Blue
Book of Basic Documents. National Delegates also elect the
National Board of Director and the Board Development Committee.
National Delegates are also voting members of GSGCNWI and participate locally in our council’s Democratic Process. National Delegates serve as a link between our members and the Board of Directors. They gather opinions on governance matters, elect our Board of Directors and approve changes to our council Bylaws.
Apply to be a National Delegate
Current National Delegates
National Council Session
What is the National Council Session?
The National Council Session happens every three years and it brings together Girl Scouts from around the world. Not only do National Delegates attend, but so do other members of our movement, including Troops, Juliettes, Volunteers, Girl Scout families and supporters.
55th National Council Session – 2020
56th National Council Session – 2023