Every Girl Scout council is entitled to send a specified number of Council Delegates (and Alternates) to serve as voting members of the National Council at the triennial National Council Conference sessions.
All registered Adult Members and Girl Scouts (age 14 or older upon submission of application) are invited to apply to become a voting Council Delegate for a three-year period with the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable experience!
National Council Delegates and Alternates are selected by the GSNNJ Board Development Committee from the applications that are received. The applicants will subsequently be presented to our council's membership for adoption at the Annual Meeting.
Council Delegates need to be able to attend the full National Council Session. GSNNJ will pay for conference and convention registration fees, airfare, lodging, and per diem expenses of its voting Council Delegates. Participants will have the option to stay longer, and an additional cost may occur for Saturday night lodging.
Council Delegates must:
Council Delegate nominees must be willing to commit to the following accountabilities:
Upon re-examination and further investigation of new processes regarding appointing Council Delegates, we now have a better understanding of the timing and processing and want to clarify this for you.
Unfortunately, we misinterpreted the proposal at the 2023 National Council Session to amend the timing of delegate allotment and only recently learned that it does not impact the election of delegates timeline as originally thought. It only changes the timing of when Girl Scouts of the USA would confirm to our council how many delegates our council will be allowed for the upcoming session.
With that in mind, we are no longer accepting applications currently for Council Delegates for the 2026 National Council Session. The good news is that we created some early awareness of the opportunity, and we will hold the applications we have already received for review with our Board Development Committee next year. We regret any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused those who have already applied.