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Girl Board Member applications due by Thursday, March 23

Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts in tan uniforms

Applications to be a Girl Board Member with Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington are due Thursday, March 23 at 4 p.m.!

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!

Serving as a Girl Board Member is a great opportunity to strengthen and expand your leadership skills and gain valuable experience to add to applications for college, vocational school, internships and more.

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 bring a valued perspective to board discussion and decisions, and serve as ambassadors to encourage girl participation in Girl Scouting. 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. The time commitment is approximately three hours per month.

How to Apply

Nominations will be made by the Board Development Committee in April for approval by our council delegates at the Annual Meeting on April 29, 2023, so the time to apply is now! If you’re interested, please fully complete the Girl Board Member Application and email it with subject line "GIRL BOARD APPLICATION" to We must receive your application no later than Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 4 p.m. for it to be considered by the Board Development Committee for election in April.

More Information

Coming to board meetings prepared and ready to engage 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 another facility. At most meetings, there is an opportunity to participate by Zoom, although in-person attendance is preferable—and more satisfying. All girl board members are entrusted with maintaining confidentiality. You will be responsible for your own transportation arrangements.

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