2014 National Council Session/53rd National Convention

October 16-19, 2014  |  Salt Lake City, Utah
Join us for the ultimate girls' weekend! Register today for the 2014 GSUSA National Convention.

  • 53rd National Convention

    Let's 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.

    Visit GSUSA's Convention page for more information.

  • 2014 National Delegate Slate


    We are pleased to announce the slate of National Delegates elected at the GSEM Annual Meeting on May 6, 2014:

    Patricia Adams (Chelmsford)
    Maureen Buckley (Stoneham)
    Elizabeth Esborn (East Sandwich)
    Stephanie Geiser (Lowell)
    Jessica Robinson (Bridgewater)
    Margaret Juppe (Belmont)
    Michelle Kramer (Reading)
    Lorie Mendoza (Lawrence)
    Pat Romeo-Gilbert (Lexington)
    Linda Schuller (Belmont)
    Mary Shapiro (Canton)
    Gail Spring (Quincy)
    Elizabeth Stevenson (Marshfield)
    Melanie Wills-Tavares (Fairhaven)

    Taylor Bennett (Billerica)
    Catherine Neville (Hull)
    Elizabeth Goldberg (Marlborough)
    Mollie O’Connor (Winchester)
    Makayla Selden (Everett)
    Tessa Senders (Reading)

  • Convention Visitor Information


    Join more than 10,000 Girl Scouts at this exciting convention! You can attend the opening and closing ceremonies, see world class speakers, attend the National Council Session as an observer, visit the hall of experiences, and enjoy the amenities that Salt Lake City has to offer. Read the GSEM Visitor FAQs  for more information, including the 7/28/14 hotel information update.

    All official visitors, including family and friends of the voting members, must be registered members of GSUSA and 14 years of age or older at the time of the convention. Fill out the Visitor Interest Form today to stay informed and receive up to date information on how to register and details about activities of the GSEM delegation.

    Visitors may register for the convention and all additional activities including hotel directly through GSUSA at this link: http://convention.girlscouts.org/location-venue/registration-2/.

  • Delegate Responsibilities

    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.

    Read our National Delegate FAQ.

  • Delegate Alternates

    National Delegate Alternates may be called upon to participate in the National Council Session in the event a voting member is unable to attend.

    Patricia A. Parcellin (GSEM CEO)
    Nancy Marshall (Burlington)
    Pamela Salkovitz (Sudbury)
    Amy vanNederpelt (Waltham)

    Kayla Bell (Winchester)

  • 2014 National Council Session

    AGENDA: The National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA has placed three proposals and one discussion topic on the agenda for the 2014 Girl Scout National Council Session/53rd Convention:

    • Proposal: Flexibility of Dues and Registration Practices, submitted by the Task Group to Study National Dues Structure and Registration Practices
    • Proposal: Reporting Relationship of the Chief Financial Officer, submitted by the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA
    • Proposal: Role of the Past Presidents, submitted by the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA
    • Discussion Topic: Importance of the Outdoors in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

    For more details about the agenda items, please click here. If you have questions or input for the GSEM National Delegates as they prepare to vote, please send them to convention@girlscouteasternmass.org..