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Delegate Candidates

Representing Girl Scouts River Valleys as a delegate is an honor and a privilege. Delegates and alternate delegates gather and share ideas, get ideas put into action, resolve problems, clarify issues with enthusiasm and concern and serve as the primary communication link between area Girl Scout members, community networks and River Valleys’ Board of Directors. Delegates are also entitled to elect directors-at-large, elected officers, Board Development Committee members, and national council delegates.

Eligible Candidates Are

  • At least 14 years of age by the date the delegate term begins (October 1)
  • A current Girl Scout member
  • Currently registered through the Council

Good Delegate Candidates

  • Have a passion to make the world a better place for girls
  • Have ideas on how River Valleys could be more effective
  • Want to ensure River Valleys serves all girls in our communities
  • Want to be a voice for girls and volunteers in your community
  • Facilitate the constructive exchange of ideas and viewpoints
  • Have an interest in engaging in the strategic, long-term goals of River Valleys on a governance level
  • Support decisions made at meetings and report information back to the delegate region constructively and positively
  • Possess mature judgment, flexibility and enthusiasm
  • Practice welcoming and inclusive behavior toward people of all ages, races, religions, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, gender, educational and economic backgrounds
  • Follow GSUSA and River Valleys’ policies, standards and procedures
  • Speak and act in a manner consistent with the Girl Scout mission, Promise and Law
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Respect the democratic process

Your involvement represents a collective voice to the members of the board and to staff, and provides input into council decision making.