Delegates and alternate delegates serve as a corporate member of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council to communicate governance information between the board of directors and the service unit that elected them. Delegates and alternates represent the voice of the service unit to the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of the council.
Each delegate and alternate is required to complete specialized training for the position. To complete the course and quiz click here. This is an open book quiz. The information you will need can be found in the Council Delegate Manual and Articles of Incorporation available below.
Delegate Forums are held twice a year (fall and early spring – usually October and February or March). These meetings are the method by which delegates receive information from the board of directors, discuss council governance, and offer input from service units.
Each spring, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland holds its Annual Meeting. At the meeting, delegates and council members are invited to listen to a “state-of-the-council” address by our board president and CEO, as well as vote on incoming board members, participate in feedback forums, and more.
National delegates serve for three years and attend the National Council Session, a meeting of Girl Scouts nationwide, which happens every three years. They attend the session, elect the National Board of Directors and Board Development Committee, approve changes to the Constitution or Bylaws of GSUSA, and vote on various proposals as representatives of Girl Scouting. They also generally participate in discussion in the run-up to the National Council Session in order to better represent the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland.