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2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention

The 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 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.


GSNNJ is eligible to send approximately 16 voting delegates to the National Council Session. The Bard Development Committee is now seeking applicants for National Council Delegates. Applications are being accepted now through January 3, 2014.


2014 National Council Session Delegate Description

2014 National Council Session Delegate Application

2014 National Council Session Delegate Reference Form


National Council Session


The National Council Session is the Girl Scouts’ major governance meeting. Hosted every three years, this session brings together the leaders of our movement and the members who help shape the future for 2.3 million girls.  Girl Scouts gather together to reinvigorate our Movement, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart our future.

Delegates are elected by each council and have voting privileges at all business meetings. Delegates must be Girl Scout members over 14 years old. Delegates also include representatives from USA Girl Scouts Overseas, National Board Members, the National Development Committee, and past presidents.


Delegate’s role at convention includes electing the officers, members-at-large, and National Board Development Committee members that will launch our organization into a new century, providing input on the major policy issues facing Girl Scouts today, voting on proposals, including amendments to the Girl Scout Constitution, and approving the stewardship report from the present board summarizing its work.
Official visitors are attendees of the entire convention, (not day sessions) with access to all venues and events – but no vote. Official visitors do not have to be members of Girl Scouts, but must be over 13 years old.​
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