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National Delegates

National Council Delegates serve as Girl Scouts of Suffolk County's 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 of Suffolk County during the National Council Session. They then bring back information to share locally.

Apply to be a National Delegate at the 56th National Council Session, July 16-23, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

This is an exciting opportunity to represent Girl Scouts of Suffolk County on the National level. The Board Development Committee is seeking a diverse pool of highly motivated and passionate candidates for a limited number of Delegate positions.

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 Suffolk County's 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 of Suffolk County members.
  • Know parliamentary procedures and how to use them.
  • Participate as a national delegate for the entire three-year period of 2023-2026.

A national delegate must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America.
  • A registered member of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.
  • 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.
Apply to be a National Delegate
The deadline to apply by is Thursday, March 31, 2022

Online Applications:

PDF Applications: Please email the completed form to Valerie at vfougy@gssc.us.

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Questions? Email Valerie at vfougy@gssc.us.