NEEDED: Strategic Thinkers GOAL: Create the Future of Girl Scouting
Be a Delegate: Be an Agent of Influence
The most common role for adults in Girl Scouting is that of an operational volunteer – e.g. a Troop Leader or Service Unit Manager – who is involved in recruiting girls and in providing them with great Girl Scout program so that they can become leaders in their own lives and the wider world.
However, there is another kind of volunteer role for adults who believe in the work of Girl Scouting and who are interested in assuring the sustainability of the Girl Scout Movement so that it can continue to serve future generations of girls. Girl Scout Delegates are governance volunteers focused on strategy, planning, and policy.
The Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the council, which encompasses setting direction, making policy and strategy decisions, overseeing and monitoring organizational performance, and ensuring overall accountability. To support the Board’s work, Board members require substantive input about the needs and opportunities for the council to deliver Girl Scouting across its six-county jurisdiction.
The Delegate system links the Board with the council’s internal grassroots constituencies and also with groups/communities that are closely connected with Girl Scouting. Each of the approximately 30 operational units in the council has an elected Delegate representative. By serving as a conduit of ideas, concerns and information between the Board and stakeholders, Delegates serve as agents of influence for governance/policy actions and decisions...
For more information about how you can help to shape strategy and policy for one of the most successful organizations on the planet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.