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GSUSA's 55th National Council Session and G.I.R.L. 2020
October 21-25, 2020 | Orlando, Florida
 
Join us for the world's largest girl-led event for girls and young women and everyone who supports them!
It's going to be one epic celebration.

 

Thousands of girls and their supporters will come together from around the world October 23-25, 2020, at G.I.R.L. 2020 in Orlando, Florida. 

Hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA, the mega event will provide attendees with unforgettable experiences as they gain inspiration, tools to empower themselves, and the know-how to lead change in their communities -- connecting with some of the most influential women in the world along the way. So awesome! 

Online registration and housing selection will open in January 2020. Use this pricing guide to get started with your budgeting now! This is a great goal for girls to work toward during the Fall Product Program and Girl Scout Cookie Program!

G.I.R.L. 2020 and National Council Session Registration
Adult visitors: $345, includes: 

  • National Council Session (10/21-10/23)
  • G.I.R.L. 2020 opening, closing, plenary and breakout sessions designated for adults and adult/girl mix (10/23-10/25)
  • G.I.R.L. Expo - A Hall of Experiences daily admission (10/23-10/25)
  • Saturday Celebration party

Girl visitors (Grades 6-12), $295, includes: 

  • G.I.R.L. 2020 weekend pass 
  • National Council Session (10/21-10/23)
  • G.I.R.L. 2020 opening, closing, plenary and breakout sessions designated for girls and adult/girl mix (10/23-10/25)
  • G.I.R.L. Expo - A Hall of Experiences daily admission (10/23-10/25)
  • Welcome reception and Saturday Celebration party 

Day-pass prices for G.I.R.L. Expo - A Hall of Experiences have not yet been determined. The day pass is a great way for Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors to experience G.I.R.L. 2020! 

National Delegates
Volunteers from Girl Scouts of Alaska are invited to apply to be National Council Delegates. Apply here to be considered for a National Delegate position >>

Travel for delegates will be provided by GSAK. 

The National Council is authorized to: 

  • Elect the National Board of Directors and National Board Development Committee. 
  • Amend the constitution. 
  • Establish requirements for credentials. 
  • Act on proposals.
  • Influence the strategic director of the Movement by providing guidance to the National Board. 

Duties of a delegate: 

  1. In advance of the National Council Session, each individual elected by the council as a voting member/delegate to the National Council takes personal responsibility to:
    1. Study all items on the agenda, including background information, and recommendations of the National Board of Directors; 
    2. Attend briefing meetings conducted by the council; participate in council, board, and association meetings; and participate in council forums and focus groups, as requested;
    3. Obtain a broad array of the opinions of adult and older girl members from all parts of the council. 
    4. Participate in teleconferences/webinars for voting members sponsored by the national organization. 
    5. Engage in opportunities to discuss, learn, and share ideas across the Movement. 
  2. While attending the National Council Session, each voting member is responsible to:
    1. Attend all business meetings and participate in the proceedings. 
    2. Be fully prepared to participate in discussion and vote on all business items. 
  3. Upon returning from the National Council Session, each National Council voting member/delegate is prepared to: 
    1. Report at the council's annual meeting, to the council board of directors, and the council's constituency (if requested by council board chair/president and CEO) on the National Council decisions and the reasons for such decisions. 
    2. Share insights on information gained at the National Council Session, if requested. 
    3. Assist the council as it prepares to participate in the next National Council Session, if requested. 
    4. Participate in teleconferences/webinars and other opportunities for voting members/delegates. 

To learn more about how your organization can participate in the national convention, email Maggie