Council Governance & Structure
What is Governance? – The process by which the Board of Directors, led by its Chair, uses its authority to ensure organizational stability and fulfillment of the Girl Scout mission by providing leadership, strategic direction, policymaking and fiduciary oversight for the council.
Governance structures are part of every Girl Scout Council and are defined in the Council bylaws.
The voting body is responsible for electing the Board of Directors, members of the Board Development Committee and National Council Delegates, providing input for policy decisions and amending the bylaws and articles of incorporation.
The voting body consists of the following members:
- Two Delegates from each service unit, for the first 200 girls and 1 additional delegate for each additional 100 girls, are elected by the service unit
- Up to 6 National Council Delegates, who are elected every three years by the Assembly
- The Board of Directors
- The Board Development Committee
Delegates are responsible for keeping their members informed of Board communications, surveys, discussion items, etc. This should be done via regular attendance at service team and service unit meetings.
As a Delegate, you are the communication link bringing policy ideas and information from the membership to the Board of Directors on the governance side of the Council.
View the Girl Scouts of Utah Council Governance Structure Chart here.
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