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.
It’s time to recruit council delegates for the 2014 membership year. Constituency numbers and delegate forms will be sent to all service unit team managers in October after the final membership count for 2013. 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.
2014 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 Delegate Newsletter, 2012 Blue Book of Basic Documents, and the Council Bylaws.
It’s also time to elect the new three-year term national delegates to represent the council at the 2014 national council session. The session will be held October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Council pays for transportation, hotel, meals, and registration. To be considered for a national delegate position, all of the position requirements must be met and a letter of interest must be received by December 1, 2013. Your letter should indicate why you would like to be a national delegate, and why you think you are qualified to be a delegate. Please send the letter to GSMH, Attention: Board Development Committee, 210 S. Ingram Mill Road, Springfield, Mo 65802. The slate will go to the board of directors in January to be voted upon by the membership at the March 22, 2014 annual council meeting of the corporation.
Current GSMH National Delegates
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.