There are two different types of Girl Scout Delegates: council delegates  and national delegates. Council Delegates have the right to vote at annual GSMH meetings of the corporation on items such as electing officers, considering amendments to council bylaws, and key issues affecting the council and Girl Scouts of the USA, and other business appropriate to come before the corporation. National Delegates attend the GSUSA national session which is held every three years to vote on proposals and constitutional changes, be the voice for GSMH membership, help set the strategic direction, and help establish requirements for credentials.


Council Delegate


It’s time to recruit council delegates for the 2015 membership year. Constituency numbers and delegate forms will be sent to all service unit team managers in October after the final membership count for 2014. The “service unit girl member number” determines the number of delegates each service unit is allowed. You can use last year’s delegate numbers as a guideline for how many delegates you might need for 2014. In October, service unit managers may officially appoint or put to vote their recruited delegates. If you have any questions, contact Executive Assistant Missy Cravens or 877-312-4764 x1124. (More information on this position.)


 2015 Membership Year Delegate Timeline


  • First of October:  Release constituency delegate numbers and send out delegate selection form.
  • October 1: Start delegate selection process at the service unit level. Delegates may be selected by service team or by service unit vote.
  • December 13: Deadline for turning in delegate elect information. All council delegate information must be delivered to the board secretary no later than 45 days prior to annual meeting.
  • December-February: Online Delegate Training. All delegates must have completed delegate training by March 1.
  • December 22: Discussion Items for Consideration at Annual Corporate Meeting due.
  • Early/Mid-February: Delegate Annual Meeting Packets mailed to delegates elect.
  • February-March: Delegates relay governance information to constituency and get feedback from constituency.
  • March 28: Annual Meeting–Standing delegates terms end, delegates-elect term begins.


Delegate Resources    


Our board of directors appreciates your feedback, email questions, concerns or comments.  Use the Annual Meeting Discussion form  to submit items for consideration at the Annual Corporate Meeting. You will find more resources in the Delegate Newsletter, 2012 Blue Book of Basic Documents, and the Council Bylaws.  




Current GSMH National Delegates

  • Jayme Dement, Ashland, Mo
  • Joyce Dixon, Mountain View, Mo
  • Lindsey Godfrey, Bolivar, Mo
  • Brigitte Marrs, Springfield, Mo
  • Jennifer, Orban, Springfield, Mo
  • Valerie Richardson, Poplar Bluff, Mo
  • Brigitte Scott, Springfield, Mo
  • Savannah Stepp, Bolivar, Mo
  • Tina Stillwell, Springfield, Mo




  • Carolyn Harris, Sikeston, Mo
  • Anne Soots, Springfield, Mo
  • Angie Sullivan, Jefferson City, Mo


The 2013 National President's Report will provide you with information about National Board Actions, Executive Recognitions, CEO Year-End Report, Treasurer’s Report, Pension Plan Update, Realignment Report, and the International Commissioner’s Report.