Annual Council Meeting
GSCCC Annual Council Meeting 2016

Plan to attend this year's Annual Council Meeting and be inspired! When we get together as Girl Scouts, we share our stories, learn from each other and create connections that help us change the world. Be prepared to celebrate who we are and imagine, together, the great things that await us as the leading organization for girls today!

Annual Council Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Chesapeake Convention Center
700 Conference Center Drive
Chesapeake, VA

No cost to attend the Annual Council Meeting

Luncheon ticket price $18.

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What is the Annual Council Meeting?

The Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast is governed, according to its Bylaws, by the Board of Directors composed of volunteer women and men who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and who are elected by the Delegate Body of the Council. The Delegates vote at the Annual Council Meeting to elect the Board of Directors, as well as the Council Nominating Committee, and every three years National Council Delegates and Alternates. Their approval is also needed on any revisions to the Council By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation.

Delegate Information

As part of our policy-influencing process, members 14 years and older may serve as Council Delegates and participate in the Council democratic process. Delegates are the communication link between Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast girls, volunteers, community networks and Board of Directors. As a delegate, you are entitled to elect representatives on the Council's Board of Directors and National Council Delegates.

Service Unit Delegates are members of the Girl Scout Movement that reside in a service unit within the Council's jurisdiction who are voted by their service unit to be the conduit through which matters of governance are understood and communicated and to represent the service unit with one voice. Delegates shall serve a term of one (1) year or until their successors are elected. Delegates may serve no more than three consecutive terms. Terms of office shall begin at the time delegates are elected.
Service Unit Alternate Delegates are members of the Girl Scout Movement also residing within a service unit in the Council's jurisdiction who are voted by their service unit to stand in place of the delegate and assume their responsibilities (including voting rights) should the service unit delegate not be able to carry out their role during a specified period.
National Delegates represent Colonial Coast and cast votes at the Girl Scouts of the USA National Convention, held every three years. Nominations are made prior to the Council's Annual Meeting. National Delegates are elected at Annual Meeting and participate in training and preparations prior to attending the National Convention.

Silent Auction

You'll also find exhibits and information about current program activities at the Annual Council Meeting. If you wish to participate in the Meeting's Silent Auction, look over the guidelines and complete an application.

What takes place at the Annual Council Recognition Luncheon?

Girl Scout volunteers are awesome! Whether in the form of a simple thank you for a small job well done or a formal commendation for years of faithful service, we use the Annual Council Awards Luncheon to put the spotlight on those adults who are making a difference. In Girl Scouts, there are several Girl Scout national awards as well as Council awards that are presented to volunteers.

Learn about the awards and details on how to nominate someone.

In addition to the adult awards, one girl award is presented at the luncheon, the Buck Harris Award. This award was established upon the retirement of Buck Harris, a former executive director of the Virginia Tidewater Girl Scout Council. Buck dedicated her life to providing the finest in camping and outdoor education programs. The recipient receives a framed certificate and a gift certificate towards attending a GSCCC sponsored summer camp. To qualify for the Buck Harris award, a girl must be nominated by the girls in her troop, group or service unit or by an adult who is aware of her qualifications.

Annual Meeting and Annual Awards Luncheon Schedule

9 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Annual Council Meeting begins
12:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon
Girl Scout Volunteer Awards presented,
along with special Council awards.

Guest Speaker: Lauren Prox, a 2015 Gold Award recipient, will share some of her incredible leadership experiences. Last year, Lauren was invited to attend the 2015 White House Science Fair where she met Vice President Joe Biden. She was also invited in 2015 to speak at a reception hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA’s Troop Capital Square, a reception to welcome new Congress members. Lauren will speak about her leadership journey and how it continues as she travels the Girl Scout road as a Girl Scout alumna.


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