What is Governance in Girl Scouting?
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council is governed, according to its Bylaws, by the Board of Directors composed of volunteer women and men who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and who are elected by and accountable to the Delegate Body* of the Council at the Council’s annual meeting. The Executive Director/CEO, the partner of the President/Chief Volunteer of the Board, is a non-voting member of the board.
The Board of Directors maintains the integrity and the purpose of Girl Scouting. The Board’s responsibilities include policymaking, fund development, and strategic planning.
The Council Nominating Committee works to prepare and present a single slate of nominees, to be considered for election at the Annual Meeting, to the Board of Directors, Council Nominating Committee and, every three years, National Council Delegates and Alternates.
The Association Delegates consists of Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts and adult volunteers selected in their Associations.
The Association Nominating Committee do not have voting rights at the GSNC Council Annual Meeting.
The National Council Delegates do not have voting rights at the GSNC Council Annual Meeting but do have voting rights at the GSUSA National Council Session/Convention scheduled during their three year term.
*This Delegate Body consisting of the Board of Directors, the Council Nominating Committee, the Association Delegates and Past Presidents of the Board of Directors votes at the Annual Meeting to elect the Board of Directors and the Council Nominating Committee, and every three years National Council Delegates and Alternates, and approves any revisions to the Council By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation.