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It is now time to elect your new Service Unit Delegates for the new Governance year (which runs Annual Meeting to Annual Meeting).  SU Delegates are elected for 1-year terms and can serve a total of 6 terms in a row.

To hold a Service Unit Delegate Election, each SU must have a meeting where at least 25% of the troops are represented. 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  no later than August 31, 2019.

To help with the Election, please see this suggested script. Also, please note: by Article II, Section 3 of our Bylaws, the ratio of SU Delegates to the Board & Board Development Committee is 5:1. Therefore, GSEP has a total of 150 SU Delegates. Since we have 98 Service Units, the top 52 SUs (in terms of numbers of girls served) are entitled to elect TWO Delegates and an alternate; the remaining 48 should elect one delegate and an alternate. Please check this list to see if your SU should elect 1 or 2 Delegates.

Delegate training for the Service Unit Delegates and Girl Delegates will be held on Saturday, September 14, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Valley Forge Service Center OR Monday, September 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Service Center. To register for the session in Valley Forge, click here. To register for the session in Lehigh Valley, click here

The Fall Delegate Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Camp Shelly Ridge. All Service Unit Delegates, Girl Delegates, and interested members are encouraged to register by clicking here

Thank you!


Governance Calendar

Date Action Item
August 31, 2019
DEADLINE to send in your Service Unit Delegate Election results to to be part of the 2020 Annual Meeting on May 2, 2020.
September 14, 2019
Delegate Training at Valley Forge (9:30-11:30 a.m.)
September 16, 2019

Delegate Training in the Lehigh Valley (7-9 p.m.)

May 5-August 31, 2019
Elect your Service Unit Delegates for the 2020 Membership Year! 

September 24, 2019

Fall Delegate Meeting @ Shelly Ridge (7-9 p.m.)
January 10, 2020
Applications due to become GSEP’s Delegate to the National Council Session in October 2020 in Orlando NCS2020. Applications are expected to open in early fall. Check back after the Fall Delegate Meeting.
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 – location TBD
April 3 – August 31, 2020
Elect your Service Unit Delegates for the 2021 Membership Year

Governance Documents


Governance Questions

Please contact Carla Hickey at with questions.