The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, in response to volunteers’ requests, has increased the opportunity for the voice of our volunteers to be heard in the policy making process that governs our council.  On July 13, 2013, the GSCTX corporate area delegates voted to amend the bylaws so that:

  • Council delegates would be elected from service units rather than corporate areas to provide better representation across the council
  • Each service unit shall be entitled to elect one delegate with an additional delegate per 500 girls registered in the area served by the service unit of September 30 of each year
  • Eight Regional Chairs will be added to the corporate membership, appointed by the Board Chair.  Regional Chairs will help improve communication with the Governance Vice-Chair, and hence the Board, and among delegates. 


The net result is an increased voice for volunteers in the policy making process of GSCTX by more than doubling the number of voting members into the Corporation.  Applications for Regional Chairs must be received by GSCTX by September 30, 2013.  Regional Chairs will be appointed by the Board Chair by December 15, 2013. 

The number of council delegates will be set by the girl membership registration as of September 30, 2013.  The Bylaws amendments also allow for more girl members to participate as council delegates.  Each service unit may elect as may alternates as there are delegates.  Service units will call for nominations and democratically elect their delegate and alternate prior to December 1, 2013.

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Regional Chair

Applications for Regional Chair are open for the 2014-2016 two-year term. Applications must be received by September 30, 2013. The Regional Chair is appointed by the Corporation President/Board Chair. The term of office shall begin December 15. 

Instructions on how to submit PDF Applications: 

1. Click on Regional Chair Application (PDF) 
2. Fill out the PDF Application 
3. Save the PDF to your desktop or documents (somewhere so you can find it later)
4. Email the saved PDF Application to Council@gsctx.org 

  • Regional Chair Position Description click-here-button4
  • Regional Chair Application (PDF) click-here-button4
  • Regional Chair Application (online) click-here-button4
  • List of Service Units by Region click-here-button4
     

Council Delegate

Service units will call for nominations and democratically elect their delegate and alternate prior to December 1, 2013.  Council delegates and alternates will serve one term starting December 1.  Once elected, council delegates and alternates will fill out and sign the bottom of the Position Description.  The Service Unit Director will also sign and then submit the form to council@gsctx.org or their Membership Development Executive by December 15. 

  • Council Delegate Position Description  click-here-button4
  • Council Delegate Operating Procedure click-here-button4

National Delegate

Applications for National Council Delegates are also open for the 2014-2017 three-year term.  National council delegates must be at least 14 years old and have served at least one term as council delegate or served on the Council’s Board of Directors.  With the GSUSA National Council Convention in Salt Lake City in 2014, these positions will be of utmost importance in assuring that GSCTX is heard at the National level.  Applications for National Council Delegates must be received by GSCTX by September 30, 2013.  Election of the National Council Delegates will be held at the Annual Meeting tentatively scheduled for February, 2014.

Instructions on how to submit PDF Applications: 

1. Click on Council Delegate Application (PDF) 
2. Fill out the PDF Application 
3. Save the PDF to your desktop or documents (somewhere so you can find it later)
4. Email the saved PDF Application to Council@gsctx.org 

  • National Council Delegate Position Description click-here-button4
  • National Council Delegate Application (PDF) click-here-button4
  • National Council Delegate Application (online) click-here-button4