Service Unit Delegates
According to GSEP's Bylaws - Article II, Membership and Delegate Council:
1. Membership. The Members of the Council will be members of Girl Scouts
of the U.S.A. (GSUSA), age 14 or older, and currently registered through
2. Delegate Council. The Council will have a Delegate Council which will
consist of the following:
a. Service Units Delegates. Delegates elected by Service Units to
represent the entire Council.
b. Additional Delegates. Additional elected Delegates, if any, as
determined by the Board of Directors.
c. Board and Board Development Committee. Members of the Board
of Directors and those members of the Board Development Committee
who are not otherwise members of the Delegate Council.
d. Girl Advisors. Girl Advisors to the Board of Directors.
e. Girl Delegates. Girl Delegates elected as determined annually by
For more specific information, please refer to the GSEP Bylaws linked below.
Girls in Governance - Call For Nominations!
Girl Advisor to the Board of Directors
The position of Girl Advisor to the Board of Directors is a leadership opportunity for a current 10th and 11th grade Girl Scout to participate in the responsibilities of the Board and provide girls’ perspective on policy decisions to the Board. The position is a non-voting position and nominees will be elected by GSEP’s Delegate Council at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 3, 2014 for a one year term. Two or three girls will be selected to serve.
All interested girls should complete the application (docx version or pdf version) and provide two references (docx version or pdf version). The application and references must be received via email or postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Girl Delegates will also be elected by the GSEP Delegate Council at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 3, 2014. This position is for a one-year term from the end of the Annual Meeting on May 3, 2014 through the end of the Annual Meeting in 2015. During their term, Girl Delegates become voting members of the GSEP Delegate Council. Girls may serve in this position for three consecutive terms. All girls must be a registered and active member of GSEP, age 14 or older at the time of their election. Girl Delegates are required to travel to three meetings a year. The Fall and Spring Delegate meetings are held locally in two locations. The Annual Council meeting is held council-wide in a central location. Delegates are expected to be open-minded and good communicators and expected to:
Share their knowledge with girls and adults involved in Girl Scouting;
Talk to girl and adult members to learn their opinions about governance issues important to Girl Scouts;
Share their opinions and suggestions in a positive and collaborative fashion at Delegate Meetings.
All interested girls should complete the application (docx version or pdf version) and provide one reference (docx version or pdf version). The application and references must be received via email or postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Call for Nominations!
GSEP Board of Directors and/or Board Development Committee
Please click here to complete an application for the nomination of a candidate for a position on the Board or the Board Development Committee.
Applications for both of these positions must be received via email or postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
National Council Session
The 53rd Convention of the Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. will be held October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Delegates to the National Council
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is eligible to send 22 voting delegates as prescribed by a formula established by GSUSA in conjunction with GSEP’s membership. GSEP's Board Development Committee is now seeking candidates to apply for the position of Delegate to the National Council. These delegates will represent Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania at the National Council Session in Utah, and will remain in term through 2017.
All applications must be received no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will cover the expenses including registration fees, airfare, hotel accommodations, and meals from the time of departure from Philadelphia airport to departure from the airport in Utah for voting Delegates. Individuals will be expected to pay for travel to and from the airport, and incidentals, including baggage fees.
Girl Scout Leadership Institute
GSEP is also eligble to offer 10 girl members the chance to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) which will run from early afternoon on October 16, 2014, through the evening of October 18, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Girl Scout Leadership Institute is open to girls 14 and older from all 112 councils and USAGSO. It is designed to challenge and engage teen girls who are excited about how they will impact the world, are positive role models for their peers and younger girls, have aspirations to do big things for others, are in leadership roles in their school, church, community group, or Girl Scout council.
All interested girls must complete this application and provide two references from unrelated adults. Both the application and references should be returned via email to email@example.com, no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will cover the registration fees and hotel accommodation for girls attending the GSLI. These individuals will be expected to pay for airfare, meals, travel to and from the airport, and incidentals, including baggage fees.
Non-voting members are welcome to attend as visitors and will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, take care of registering themselves for the National Council Session and cover all expenses. Registration information for official visitors will be posted on the official GSUSA Convention webpage.
Click the links below to download:
- GSEP Delegate Council Information and 2013-2014 Calendar
- GSEP Bylaws
- Blue Book of Basic Documents (updated 2012)
- GSEP 2012 Annual Report
Communications from your Board Chair
- June 14, 2013 - GSEP Board of Directors Meeting Overview
- September 16, 2013 - GSEP Board of Directors Meeting Overview
- Fall Delegate Meetings - Meeting Overview and Meeting Presentation
Please contact Devon Wright, Director of Volunteer Support at 610-933-7555 x1419 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org