There are two different types of Girl Scout Delegates: council delegates and national delegates. Council Delegates have the right to vote at the annual GSMH meeting of the corporation on items such as electing officers, considering amendments to council bylaws, and key issues affecting the council and Girl Scouts of the USA, and other business appropriate to come before the corporation. National Delegates attend the GSUSA national session which is held every three years to vote on proposals and constitutional changes, be the voice for GSMH membership, help set the strategic direction, and help establish requirements for credentials.



Council Delegate


Constituency numbers and delegate forms are sent to all volunteer services coordinators in October after the final membership count for the year. The “service unit girl member number” determines the number of delegates each service unit is allowed. You can use last year’s delegate numbers as a guideline for how many delegates you might need for this year. In October, volunteer services coordinators may officially appoint or put to vote their recruited delegates. If you have any questions, contact Executive Assistant Missy Cravens or 877-312-4764 x1124. (More information on this position.)


Membership Year Delegate Timeline


  • First of October:  Release constituency delegate numbers and send out delegate selection form.
  • October 1: Start delegate selection process at the service unit level. Delegates may be selected by service team or by service unit vote.
  • December 13: Deadline for turning in delegate elect information. All council delegate information must be delivered to the board secretary no later than 45 days prior to annual meeting.
  • December-March 15: Online Delegate Training. All delegates must have completed delegate training by March 15.
  • December 22: Discussion Items for Consideration at Annual Corporate Meeting due.
  • Early/Mid-February: Delegate Annual Meeting Packets mailed to delegates elect.
  • February-March: Delegates relay governance information to constituency and get feedback from constituency.
  • March 28: Annual Meeting–Standing delegates terms end, delegates-elect term begins.


Delegate Resources    


Our board of directors appreciates your feedback, email questions, concerns or comments.  Use the Annual Meeting Discussion form  to submit items for consideration at the Annual Corporate Meeting. You will find more resources in the 2012 Blue Book of Basic Documents, and the Council Bylaws.  




Current GSMH National Delegates

  • Anne Soots, CEO, Springfield, Mo
  • Tina Stillwell, Board Chair, Springfield, Mo
  • Mavis Bowin, Volunteer, Columbus, Ks
  • Lora Brinkman, Volunteer, Columbia, Mo
  • Joan Gibson, Human Resources Director, Springfield, Mo
  • Laura Klipfel, Volunteer, Cape Girardeau, Mo
  • Ginger Schneider, Volunteer, Rolla, Mo
  • Delaney Tevis, Girl Scout Ambassador, Columbia, Mo
  • June Wilson, Board Secretary, Springfield, Mo




  • Anne Hyde, SW Regional Manager, Springfield, Mo
  • Savannah Stepp, Volunteer, Springfield, Mo