2014 National Council Session/53rd National Convention
October 16-19, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah
53rd National Convention
Every three years, Girl Scouts gather together at the National Council Session and Convention to reinvigorate our Movement, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart our future. Our 2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention promises to honor our cherished traditions and, at the same time, propel the Movement forward into the next 100 years of leadership for girls and young women.
In addition to conducting the business of the Movement, we will engage in important strategic conversations about the future and provide exciting educational opportunities for adults and girls.
The GSEM Board Nominating and Development Committee is seeking candidates for the position of 2014-2017 National Council Delegate. The committee will accept applications from October 1 to December 6, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled for January 2014, and approximately 20 girl and adult delegates will be selected.
Our National Council Delegates will represent Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts at the National Council Session to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-19, 2014. Read our FAQ to learn more. Apply today to be a National Council Delegate:
Fillable Word Application | PDF Application.
A single slate of candidates will be presented for election at the GSEM Annual Meeting scheduled for early May 2014. The term will begin immediately following the Annual Meeting and end at the Annual Meeting in 2017. Applicants must be Girl Scout adult or girl members (at least 14 years of age) and United States citizens.
Representing Our Council
For the 2014 National Council, the delegate formula will be adjusted to keep the National Council close to the optimal size of 1,500 delegates. Each council will be entitled to elect:
Two (2) delegates;
One (1) additional delegate for up to 2,000 girls;
One (1) additional delegate for every 2,000 girls thereafter.
GSEM National Council Delegates are elected by the delegate body of the Council at the Annual Meeting in May and serve a term of three years. They attend all meetings of the National Council Session and report back to the membership regarding the outcomes of the session.
National Delegate Job Description
Responsibilities of the National Council Delegates are listed in the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA, Article V, as found in the current Blue Book of Basic Documents, 2012 edition and in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts National Council Delegate job description.
For more information
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