There are two different types of Girl Scout Delegates: council delegates and national delegates. Council Delegates have the right to vote at the annual GSMH meeting 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.
Constituency numbers and delegate forms are sent to all volunteer services coordinators in October after the final membership count for the year. 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 this year. In October, volunteer services coordinators 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.)
Membership Year Delegate Timeline
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 2012 Blue Book of Basic Documents, and the Council Bylaws.
Current GSMH National Delegates