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Make a Difference and Become a National Delegate!

Join us at the National Council Convention as we reinvigorate the Girl Scout Movement, celebrate the organization’s accomplishments, and chart a path for the future girl leaders. The event will attract 12,000 Girl Scout officials from around the globe who are making a difference and is a great opportunity to be the voice of girls and volunteers in shaping the direction of the Girl Scout movement. The delegate application period has ended. Thank you to all those who applied.

Delegate Requirements
Eligibility is defined in Article IV of the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA. In brief, all delegates must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • 14 years of age or older at the time of the National Council Session (Oct. 16, 2014)
  • A registered member of Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
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Delegate Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the National Council members are listed in the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA, Article V, as found in the current Blue Book of Basic Documents (the 2012 edition), available on our Girl Scout Website. These are:

  • Electing a National Board of Directors and National Board Development Committee to provide leadership for the 2014-2017 triennium;
  • Providing direct input to the National Board on major topics to guide the direction of the Girl Scout Movement in years to come;
  • Voting on proposals and amendments to the Constitution placed on the agenda by the National Board; and
  • Receiving a National Board report on its stewardship of the Movement for the 2011-2014 training, with an opportunity for dialog.

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Resources
•    Job Description
•    Agreement Form
•    Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised

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Girl Scout Leadership Institute
Running concurrently with the National Convention, The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a triennial conference that presents girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The GSLI experience will give each girl the opportunity to make new friends, develop important skills, learn about new planning processes, and take advantage of a support system that will be there to meet her needs—all delivered in a fun, engaging way. Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her and her council with a significant and lasting return on investment.
 
When: October 16-18
Who: Girl Scouts who are 14 years and older
Cost: If selected as a representative for our council, we will pay for your airfare, lodging and fees to the GSLI and Convention. Representatives will be responsible for cost of meals (GSLI offers some meals) and spending money.

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Convention Visitors
If you would like to make plans to attend the National Convention as a visitor, we encourage you to do so. More information about full experience passes and alumna rates can be found on the newly launched convention website.
 
Registration opens later this spring, and as a visitor you can purchase your passes and lodging through the national website. However, if you want to make sure you are connected with our council’s delegates and GSLI representatives, we would be happy to book your convention pass and lodging with our group. You would then just reimburse the council for the expenses. If you are interested in this option, please notify us at prdept@gsksmo.org. no later than February 28.

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Questions? Email prdept@gsksmo.org.