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2014 National Council Session & 53rd Convention
October 16-19, 2014 • Salt Lake City, UT
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 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.
We hope you will join us in Salt Lake City on October 16-19, 2014. 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. Stay tuned for more information.
Online registration for the 2014 National Council Session & 53rd Convention is not yet available. Stay tuned.
GSGLA National Council Delegates
The GSGLA Selection Committee for the National Council Session will review and appoint 25-27 delegates, including girls, ages 14-17 years old.
The application period is closed.
The Selection Committee will review applications starting at the beginning of November and will interview candidates, mid-month, before Thanksgiving.
Responsibilities of the National Council members are listed in the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA, Article V, as found in the current Blue Book of Basic Documents (the 2012 edition), available on the Girl Scout website. These are:
- Electing a National Board of Directors and National Board Development Committee to provide leadership for the 2014-2017 triennium;
- Providing direct input to the National Board on major topics to guide the direction of the Girl Scout Movement in years to come;
- Voting on proposals and amendments to the Constitution placed on the agenda by the National Board; and
- Receiving a National Board report on its stewardship of the Movement for the 2011-2014 triennium, with opportunity for dialogue.
National Council Delegates are selected by the Council’s Selection Committee to represent GSGLA at the National Council Session in November, every third year.
Delegates will officially be voted-in and presented at the Annual Meeting on April 5, 2014.
Including pre-event trainings and meetings, the selected Delegates will reach out to the GSGLA membership and gather opinions and comments regarding the proposal decisions at the National Council Session. If you would like to have a Delegate speak to your service unit, troop, or group, click here and provide your name, contact information, and the date of the meeting you would like one of the Delegates to attend.
Selected delegates from all councils have the ability and may at the Council Session amend GSUSA’s Constitution, establish requirements for credentials, discuss and vote on proposal, and influence the strategic direction of the Movement by providing guidance to the National Board.
Post-event duties include sharing personal/group experiences as well as decisions that were made at the National Council Session.