The Board Development Committee for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) is pleased to announce the call for National Council Delegates to represent GSNCA at the 2026 National Council Session/57th Convention, July 20, to July 25, 2026, in Washington DC. Application forms must be completed and returned to GSNCA by December 22, 2024. No late applications will be considered.
Every three years, Girl Scouts from across the country gather together at the National Council Session (NCS) and Convention to reinvigorate our membership, deepen our commitment to our Movement and celebrate our successes.
Each Girl Scout council is entitled to send a specified number of Delegates to serve as voting members of the National Council. Delegates and Alternates are selected by our Board Development Committee from the applications received. Recommended candidates will be presented on a single slate to our council membership for selection during our GSNCA Annual Meeting in 2025.
What is a National Delegate?
National Delegates and Alternates MUST serve for three (3) years and attend the National Council Session, a meeting of Girl Scouts nationwide, that happens every three years.
What do National Delegates do?
GSNCA firmly believes that girl members, ages 14 (as of 12/22/2024) to 18, should have a voice in this process; therefore at least one third of our elected Delegates will be girl members. Girl delegates must also serve three (3) years so they must be in the 8th to 10th grade to apply and serve. GSNCA is also committed to ensuring that the geographic, racial and ethnic, and religious diversity of our council is represented. GSNCA pays National Council Delegate expenses.
Those who are chosen must agree:
If you have questions about the Delegate process, please email us at email@example.com.
The National Council Delegate process should not be confused with the Service Unit Delegate process. SU Delegates will not be attending the NCS: they are responsible for representing their Service Unit at the GSNCA Annual Meeting. National Council Delegates represent GSNCA at the GSUSA National Council Session.