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Council Governance

Governance: The Big Picture

Governance is the vision for the organization, ensuring the mission and values of Girl Scouting by providing strategic direction, fiduciary oversight and leadership for the Utah council.

Girl Scouts of Utah’s governance process provides a structure for communication between the membership and the board of directors to influence policy regarding the council goals, issues affecting girls and issues affecting the business of the organization.

Strategic Alignment Roadmap 2018-2020 Overview
Governance Calendar
Girl Scouts of Utah By-laws
Girl Scouts of Utah Proposal Process
Proposal for Annual Meeting

Board of Directors

Girl Scouts of Utah is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of individuals who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and who provide strategic leadership, advocacy, decision-making, partnerships and policy development/oversight.

What You Need to Know
Board Member Expectation Agreement
Board Committee Description

Interested in sharing your talents with GSU? Complete the Board Interest Form today!


Become a Delegate for Girl Scouts of Utah!

Council Delegates are the “Voice of the Members,” bringing the concerns of the membership to the attention of the GSU Board of Directors and leadership staff. Members, 14 years of age and older, may serve as council delegates and participate in the democratic process. Delegates provide guidance and input to the board of directors on governance issues and policies affecting the future of the council and communicates this information to Community members.

Council Delegate Position Description & Application

Delegate Training Video

Delegate Training Resource Guide

National Delegates

National Delegates and Alternates are elected by GSU's voting membership on a triennial (3-year) basis and are the voice of our Council at the National Council Session. The voting membership will elect approximately 8 Delegates (including Alternates) to represent our Council at the triennial National Council Session and Convention.

The National Delegate application period is currently closed.

National Delegate Position Description & Agreement

Town Meetings

The purpose of the GSU Town Meetings is to provide members (adults and girls 14 years and older) with the opportunity to:

  • receive updates and provide input into council policy and governance decisions made by the Board of Directors;
  • help set and support the strategic goals of the council;
  • and provide feedback and participate in discussions and forums necessary to ensure consistent, quality service-delivery of the Girl Scout program to members of Girl Scouts of Utah.

Delegates have an opportunity to provide valuable feedback from Communities during Town Meetings conducted throughout the year. Representation by members in every Community encourages informed decision-making and improved two-way communication.

2018 Town Meeting Minutes

Annual Meeting

Held each spring, the Annual Meeting is for all members 14 years and older. This is a formal meeting of the corporation where we:

  • receive updates and provide input into council business and governance decisions made by the Board of Directors;
  • Delegates vote on the Board of Directors Slate and Bylaws;
  • see some of our outstanding volunteers receive awards

Representation by members in every Community encourages informed decision-making and improved two-way communication.

2018 Annual Meeting Minutes
GSU Form 990
2018 Financial Statements

2017 National Convention

Every three years, Girl Scouts gather together at the National Council Session and Convention to reinvigorate our Movement, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart our future. The 2020 National Council Session and Convention in Orlando, Florida promises to honor cherished Girl Scout traditions and, at the same time, propel the Movement forward into the next 100 years of leadership for girls and young women.

2017 National Council Session Summary
National Delegate Experience Statements