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Girl Board Members

Girl Board Members

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is proud to elect two girl members to the Board of Directors each year. These positions are provided for in our bylaws as follows:

Article V, Section 2: The board of directors shall consist of the officers of the council, between nine (9) and fourteen (14) directors, and the chair of the board development committee.  In addition to the above, two registered Girl Scouts age 14 or above (in grades 9-12) may serve ex-officio without the privilege of vote.

Regardless of their voting status, Girl Board Members participate in all board functions and deliberations and are held to the same performance expectations as their adult board colleagues (with the exception of financial giving.)

The Role of a Board Member
Board members must:
  • Accept the basic beliefs and principles that support the organization
  • Become registered members of the Girl Scout movement
Board members are responsible for:
  • Ensuring that the beliefs and principles of the movement and the council’s total needs are reflected in the decisions they make
  • Participating actively in developing the council’s financial resources by making a significant personal financial contribution and by influencing contributions from others (girl board members excluded).
  • Understanding the budget-building process as it relates to council goals and objectives and to financial reports and the annual audit.
Board members are expected to:
  • Attend a majority of the board meetings
  • Be actively engaged throughout the year in some aspect of the council’s fund development program
  • Serve on at least one standing committee or task force
  • Support the council through an annual leadership gift commitment (except girl members)
  • Accept and support majority board decisions despite personal opinion to the contrary
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Relinquish operational management functions while a member of the board of directors
Major Functions of the board:
  • Fulfilling charter and corporate obligations
  • Policy-making
  • Fund development
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Relating to the chief executive officer
  • Interacting with the community
The board is accountable to:
  • The corporation
  • The National Board of Directors of GSUSA
  • Local, state and federal governments
  • The communities it serves

 

Apply to be a Girl Board Member!
Deadline is December 31