As a volunteer organization, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has a volunteer board of directors composed of adult women and men who serve our membership. The combined expertise of these community members provides the leadership to set the direction of the council and establish the policies and bylaws that guide us.
The board development committee is seeking a diverse, highly qualified pool of candidates for a limited number of board and/or board development committee positions. If someone you know has the qualifications, experience, and interest in helping to guide an organization with the goal of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, please submit a nomination form.
The Girl Scout Movement is seeking talented and visionary leaders to serve on the Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland Board to advance our strategic plan and goals for now-and into the future. If you:
Then, we need you! The Board of Directors welcomes your application to serve on the board. If you possess skills that you believe would make you a qualified candidate, please complete a board application.
JoAnn Graffam, Board Chair
Mary Daly, 1st Vice Chair
Savannah Stepp, 2nd Vice Chair
Rachel Fuhrman, Secretary
Tonya Sprenkle, Treasurer
Directors at Large
There are two different types of Girl Scout Delegates: council delegates and national delegates. Council Delegates have the right to vote at the GSMH Annual Business Meeting 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. If you have any questions, email Executive Assistant Missy Cravens or call 877-312-4764.
First of December: Release constituency delegate numbers and send out delegate selection form.
First week of December: Start delegate selection process at the service unit level. Delegates may be selected by service team or by service unit vote.
February: 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-mid March: Online Delegate Training. All delegates must have completed delegate training by March 15.
Mid-February: Delegate Annual Meeting Packets mailed to delegates elect.
February-March: Delegates relay governance information to constituency and get feedback from constituency.
March: Annual Meeting–Standing delegates terms end, delegates-elect term begins.
2024–2027 National Delegates
2024–2027 National Delegate Alternates
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is committed to investing in girls as they develop courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. GSMH has consistently allocated 85% or more of our resources to fund Girl Scout programming. To better inform our members and the public about our financial position, we are providing our most recent financial audit and Form 990 Tax Return .