Service Unit Delegate Packet 2023
Forums took place throughout the month of February for Service Unit delegates and alternate delegates. We greatly appreciate the feedback provided to guide us as we strive to improve the Girl Scout movement.
What Are Forums?
As representatives for service units, Delegates and Alternates are charged with attending a Forum and providing input on behalf of their service units. In FY23, Nation’s Capital is sending delegates to the National Council Session in Orlando. Our delegates were elected at the 2022 Annual Meeting, but require input from our Service Unit Delegates and Alternates. It is important that input from all members are collected.
To support this effort, the Board is seeking member feedback on the following:
• What are the three most pressing issues the entire Girl Scout movement should focus on?
There are two documents that delegates can use when collecting feedback from their Service Units. The first document is a SU Delegate Packet which provides background and context for the Forum questions that are to be discussed as a Service Unit. The delegate packet is also a discussion guide. The second document, The Forum Question Worksheet, can be used to collect and record feedback from your Service Unit. These worksheets should be submitted at a Forum session.
Service Unit Delegates
Delegates represent service units at our Annual Meeting and Forums. Service units select delegates and alternate delegates - members 14 years of age and older - who serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. Each service unit is allotted one delegate for every 200 girl members, based on the previous year’s membership numbers.
Delegates have the responsibility to both attend one Forum session to share their service unit’s feedback on the Forum questions and attend the Annual Meeting to conduct business at our annual business meeting
Our bylaws require an Annual Meeting of the corporate membership, (comprised of board members, nominating committee members, and council delegates) and is conducted in April.
Our 2023 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, MD.
Delegates and Alternate Delegates will be pre-registered for the meeting but will need to RSVP in the weeks leading up to April 22nd. The RSVP will be sent to the email address on file through MyGS Sign In.
Registration for visitors to the Annual Meeting is open online here.
Annual Meeting 2023 Documents
What happens at the Annual Meeting?
Elect officers, directors at large, members of the Board Development Committee; and every three years, the delegates and alternates to the National Convention.
Consider any proposed amendments to the bylaws.
Provide input on key issues affecting the Council and the
Consider any other business appropriate to come before the corporation in accordance with the process established by the board of directors.