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Apply to be a National Council Session Delegate in 2020!

The next National Council Session is being held October 21-23, 2020 in Orlando, Florida…and GSEP wants you to consider becoming a Delegate!  

NCS Delegates influence the strategic direction of the Movement by providing guidance to the National Board. They vote on national Board members and national Board Development Committee members. NCS Delegates discuss, debate, and vote on proposals impacting the entire Movement. They also participate in major discussions on topics of vital interest to all members in all Councils. Check out this NCS Delegate position description from GSUSA for more details. You can also look at the National Council Resource Center.

Adults and girls who will be at least 14 years old by May 2, 2020 (our Annual Meeting) can apply via this online application. Applications are due by January 10, 2020!

Please know that this is a 3-year term (and even girls who will bridge to adult membership within those 3 years are welcome to apply!). The expectations of the role include preparing for the Convention as a group here at GSEP and then bringing back to the Council the ideas and information shared at the National Council Session. GSEP will underwrite most travel expenses (air fare, hotel and most meals) since this is a working commitment.

It is also once-in-a-lifetime experience to be among THOUSANDS of sister Girl Scouts and provide strategic direction for the future! Consider applying today!

Interested in being a Girl Delegate or Girl Advisor to the Board next year?  Apply now!

Of course, you can also have an impact on policy and strategic decisions closer to home! Girls who will be at least 14 years old by May 2, 2020, are encouraged to apply to be either a Girl Delegate or a Girl Advisor to the Board of Directors.

As members of the Delegate Council, 30 Girl Delegates represent the more than 35,000 girls in our 9-county footprint. They bring the girl perspective to governance issues at two Delegate Meetings a year and get to vote on Board members, Board Development Committee members, and Bylaws amendments at the Annual Meeting in May.

Every year, 3 Girl Advisors are elected to share their voices and opinions at the five Board meetings throughout the year. This is a phenomenal experience to interact and influence adults who are shaping the future direction of GSEP.

Apply via this online application; the due date is January 10, 2020. Don’t wait too long!  You will also need at least one reference (to apply for the Girl Delegate position) or two references (to be considered for the Girl Advisor position). References (from teachers, coaches, troop leaders, employers, etc.) are also due January 10, 2020.


Know someone who would make a great Board member? (or member of the Board Development Committee?)

The Board Development Committee (BDC) works year-round to identify, cultivate and recruit candidates for the Board of Directors as well as the BDC itself. As a piece of building a constructive pipeline of potential governance leaders, there is an opportunity for members of GSEP to nominate themselves or other people who they feel would be worthwhile candidates for the BDC to consider. Download this nomination form, fill it out, save it, and email it to by January 10, 2020.

Service Unit Delegate Election Info
Haven’t elected your SU Delegates yet? There’s still time!

We’re still missing 1/3 of the SU Delegate Election Forms!   If you haven’t sent in your results yet, please hold a Service Unit Delegate Election at your next SU Team meeting!  To help with the Election, please see this suggested script. Check this list to see if your SU should elect 1 or 2 Delegates. Please know that girls, 14 years and older, can also serve as SU Delegates (as long as they are not also current Girl Delegates or Girl Advisors to the Board).  

Election results (reported via this form) must be emailed to  ASAP!

Thank you!

Overview of Board of Directors Meetings
Past Governance Bulletins

Governance Calendar

Date Action Item
January 10, 2020 Applications due to become GSEP’s Delegate to the National Council Session in October 2020 in Orlando NCS2020. This is also the due date for applications to be considered as a Girl Delegate or Girl Advisor in Membership Year 2021. Plus, any nominations or self-nominations for the Board and/or Board Development Committee are also due on 1/10/20. 
March 18, 2020

Spring Delegate Meeting @ Shelly Ridge (7-9 p.m.)

April 2, 2020
2020 Annual Meeting info emailed to Delegate Council
May 2, 2020
Annual Meeting, 10 a.m. – 12 noon @ Shelly Ridge
April 3 – August 31, 2020
Elect your Service Unit Delegates for the 2021 Membership Year

Governance Documents


Governance Questions

Please contact Carla Hickey, Director of Governance & Staff Development, at with questions.