A National Delegate is an elected representative of Girl Scouts of Northern California who attends the National Council Session of Girl Scouts of the USA. This position is responsible for determining the direction Girl Scouting will take throughout the country. Adult and girl members ages 14+ are eligible to apply for this position.
Represent GSNorCal at the National Council Session
Every three years, Girl Scouts gather at the National Council Session to celebrate and reinvigorate our Girl Scout Movement and chart our future. Girl Scouts of Northern California is looking for girl and adult volunteers to represent our council at the event occurring in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.
The volunteer position is a three-year commitment which requires a Girl Scout membership for the duration. Girl Scout of Northern California will cover trip expenses for all National Delegates. In addition to conducting the business of the Movement, delegates will engage in conversations about the future and how to provide exciting educational opportunities for adults and girls.
Update regarding G.I.R.L. 2020 and the 55th National Council Session
For 108 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has provided a framework from which girls have realized their biggest dreams—aligning their innovation, collaboration, and service can align for the betterment of our communities and the world. During this time, girls, adults, volunteers and families have mobilized to make great things happen always keeping safety and care as top of mind.
Given all of this, the National Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, April 21, and voted to hold a one-time virtual session for our 55th National Council Session in October 2020. The board also voted to cancel G.I.R.L. 2020, including the Global Roundtable.
This decision was made with the health and safety of all members of the Girl Scout Movement at the forefront. As we’ve continued to monitor public health experts’ recommendations and forecasts, it became clear that Girl Scouts could not hold convention in person in October 2020 because we can’t host a large scale, in-person event and guarantee the health and safety of participants.
By making the decision now, we can maximize planning time to deliver an engaging virtual version of our 55th NCS. We understand that our councils, delegates, and those planning to attend NCS and G.I.R.L. 2020 also need time to work through these changes.