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Apply to be a Girl Board Member!


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Attention Girl Scouts in grades 9, 10, and 11! Have you been a Girl Scout for at least two years? Would you like to be an advocate for all Girl Scouts, and help to guide our Girl Scout council in fulfilling its mission? Would you like to see how a board of directors functions? If you answered “YES!” then we encourage you to apply to be a Girl Board Member!

Our current bylaws permit the selection by the council membership of up to two Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors who serve a one (1) year term as a non-voting member of our board of directors. Girl Board Members will participate in board meetings, but do not have voting rights. They are invited to join board committee meetings and other events as appropriate. Girl Board Members bring a valued perspective to board discussion and decisions, and serve as ambassadors to encourage girl participation in Girl Scouting. The time commitment is approximately three hours per month.

Serving as a Girl Board Member is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand your leadership skills. It's also a valuable experience to add to applications for college, vocational school, internships and more. Apply today!

How to Apply
Nominations will be made by the Board Development Committee in April for approval by the board, so the time to apply is now! If you’re interested, please fully complete the Girl Board Member Application and send it to GSOSW at the address below or email your application to abuffum@girlscoutsosw.org. We must receive your application no later than Friday, March 8, 2019 for it to be considered by the Board Development Committee for election in April.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Attn: Board Development Committee
9620 SW Barbur Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219

More Information
Coming to board meetings is an important responsibility. Currently, the board holds two regular meetings on Monday nights at our headquarters on Barbur Boulevard, generally in the fall and winter, and three regular meetings on Saturdays in April, May and the fall, often at a Girl Scout camp or other facility. The April meeting precedes the annual member meeting. At most meetings, there is an opportunity to participate by telephone, although in-person attendance is preferable – and more satisfying. You will be responsible for your own transportation arrangements.

Questions? Contact abuffum@girlscoutsosw.org.

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