GSCM is looking for delegates to attend the Girl Scout National Council’s 53rd Convention. The theme for 2014 is Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World. The event takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah October 16 through October 19, 2014. It’s an exciting opportunity to participate using your parliamentary procedures skills and watch them in action. If you are an adult member of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland or a girl member age 14 or over, you are eligible to be a delegate. Girls, here’s an opportunity for you to take part in the political process of Girl Scouts and let your vote count.
The national convention takes place every three years. During this grand meeting of Girl Scouts from all across the United States, the National Council deliberates and votes on proposals that have long-term implications for Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout movement. As a National Council delegate you will assume one of the most significant responsibilities in Girl Scouts—preparing for participation in the democratic process at the National Council Session.
Girls elected as delegates take part in a training to develop skills on how to be open-minded so that they can better understand the diversity of perspectives presented and their impact on Girl Scouting. Delegates are advised to keep the well-being and future development of the entire Girl Scout movement foremost in mind as they vote for or against the various proposals on the floor. The Council pays for the cost of the trip, lodging and meals.
Delegates, who must be registered members of GSUSA at the time of the convention, will be elected at the Annual Meeting in May 2014. The deadline to submit your name for election consideration was January 10, 2014 at 5pm.