Apply to be a Council Delegate
The 52nd Convention of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. will be held November 10 – November 13, 2011 in Houston, Texas. National conventions are held every three years for the purpose of determining the general policy of the Girl Scout Movement. Each Council is eligible to send Delegates to the convention, and the combined Delegate body is referred to as the National Council. The number of Delegates each council will send is based on membership as of September 30, 2010. Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will be eligible to send approximately nine voting Delegates, as prescribed by the formula established by the Girl Scouts of USA. Application Deadline for delegates is 3/15/2011.
If you are interested in serving as a delegate, fill out an application and mail it to Attention: Board Development Committee, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, 4300 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85711. The Committee will review applications and select a slate of National Council Delegates and alternate Delegates. National Council Delegates will be elected at the SGSC Annual Meeting on April 27, 2011.
Girls over the age of 14 (by 11/10/11) are also eligible to serve as national delegates, and the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona have historically made a point of including girls in our delegation. We would like to send a minimum of three girls to the convention in 2011. The Board Development Committee looks forward to receiving applications from both girls and adults.
- Attend orientation and preparation meetings prior to the national council meeting. •Plan to attend all national council sessions in Houston.
- Be willing to report back to Council membership.
- Serve as a National Council Delegate for the next three years and be willing to attend any additional national meetings.
- Be a citizen of the United States of America.
- Be a registered member of the Girl Scouts and fourteen (14) years of age or older by 11/10/11.
This will be an exciting meeting as we prepare to celebrate our 100th anniversary as a Movement. We will all participate in the election of the National Board of Directors, and consider proposals that will affect the future of the Girl Scout Movement. Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona will pay the travel and convention costs of its voting delegates. Non-voting members are welcome and encouraged to attend as visitors, but are responsible for their own expenses.