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The 55 National Council Session will be held as a one-time virtual session in October. More details will follow.

National Delegates

National Council Delegates serve as Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital voting members at the National Council Session. They engage and gather feedback from Girl Scout members in our council, learn about proposals, take action to be the voice of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital during the National Council Session. They then bring back information to share locally. 

 National Delegate Agreement 

National Delegate Responsibilities

National delegate responsibilities:

  • Attend all local orientation and preparation meetings prior to the National Convention.
  • Study the National Council Meeting agenda.
  • Understand Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital stance on actions to be taken by the National Council (delegates may vote independently, based on the best interests of Girl Scouting as a whole).
  • Attend all National Council meetings and report National Council actions to Girl Scouts Nation Capital members.
  • Know parliamentary procedures and how to use them.
  • Participate as a national delegate for the entire three-year period.

A national delegate must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America.
  • A registered member of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.
  • Fourteen years of age or older.
  • Able to represent the points of view of various ethnic, racial, educational, civic, religious, and socioeconomic groups.
  • Willing to prepare thoroughly on the issues and business that will come before the National Council.
National Delegates Q & A

Who can apply to be a National Council Delegate?

Girl members who are 14 years old as of December 31, 2022 and adult members who reside in the boundaries of Girl Scouts Nation's Capital are eligible to apply to be a national delegate.

When do applications close?

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2021. Application must be completed and submitted by that time to be considered.

Who makes the final selection?

Selection of National Council Delegates is made by Girl Scouts Nation's Capital Nominating Committee.  

Do I need any specific previous experience to be a national delegate?

No, you don’t have to have particular experience. Training is provided on Robert’s Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure, as well as on the proposals that are to be voted on or discussed at the National Council Session.

Is there a cost to being a national delegate?

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital covers majority of the cost of travel and attendance. In addition, Girl Scout uniform is worn at certain National Council Session meetings. For adults, this is navy blue business attire.

Current National & Alternate Delegates Beginning April 2022 (3-Year Term)
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