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2014 National Council Session & 53rd Convention - open to everyone!

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. 

Click here for convention updates from GSUSA.

Click here to learn how about the Girl Scout Leadership Institute

Proposals and discussion that the delegates will be voting on at the National Council Session:

2014 National Council Session Proposals

2014 Discussion - Importance of the Outdoors in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

2014 National Council Session Workbook 

Let your voice be heard! Click here to register for the National Council Session Proposals webinar on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Hear all about the proposals that are being voted on by our delegates!

Registration Information

Online registration for the 2014 National Council Session & 53rd Convention is now open.

Register here: www.girlscouts.org/convention.


GSGLA National Council Delegate Slate

National Council Delegates are selected by the Council’s Selection Committee to represent GSGLA at the National Council Session in November, every third year.

Congratulations to your Delegates for the 2014 National Council Session!
Melinda Canny (Alternate) Carol Cunningham Maya English
Liisa Froggatt Laura Garvin Natalie Gold
Laura Gordon Julia Habeger Sharon Hager
Gloria Halfacre Linda Haverman Annika Horvath (Alternate)
Katie Jimenez  Priscilla Jow Barbara Karpp (Alternate)
Jillian Kaufman Lynn Mack-Costello Julie Miller
Melissa Pepe Joyce Santillan Alyssa Schwantner
Emily Sermeno-Guzman (Alternate)

Patricia Tsjosaas

Kristine Wiscarson

Lois Young (Alternate)    

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.