Proposals for Action
Proposals reflect the National Council Session’s responsibility to
act on proposals to foster and improve Girl Scouting and to amend the
Constitution. Const. Art. V, Sec. 2. These items will be considered
for a delegate vote during the NCS.
Allowing the possibility of virtual attendance for National Council
Sessions and for Special Sessions of the National Council
This proposal would build on the 55th NCS held virtually in 2020
during the peak of the pandemic – the first ever virtual NCS. The
proposal would build flexibility into our governing documents by
amending the Constitution to allow for, but not require, virtual
sessions which reflect a more efficient and agile meeting format.
Constitutional Amendment on the Timing of Delegate Allotment
This proposal would amend the Constitution to simplify the process
for councils as they choose National Council delegates. Changing the
date on which delegate allocations (calculated using council
membership size) are based would allow councils to more efficiently
plan for and select their delegates.
Constitutional Amendment Formula for Delegates
This proposal would create a Constitutional Amendment to help keep
the number of delegates as close to 1,500 as possible while ensuring
the number of delegates allocated to councils remains proportional to
the council’s girl membership.
Council Representation on the National Board
This proposal would require the composition of the National Board to
include three council CEOs. Recognizing implementation complexities
including the National Board Development Committee (NBDC) effort
required to assess the capabilities, geographic representation,
diversity, etc. needed for an effective Board slate and then
identifying, cultivating, and screening candidates relative to these
requirements, this proposal will include a 2026 effective date.
Amend the Girl Scout Promise and Law to use more potent, actionable language
The wording of our Promise and Law is deeply meaningful to Girl
Scouts of all ages. This proposal provides the opportunity to debate
and decide whether we should remove the words “try,” “to,” and “do my best.”
DEIRJ Language Proposal
Girl Scouting remains dedicated to supporting diversity, equity,
inclusion, and racial justice (DEIRJ). The Girl Scout Law affirms our
commitment to being a sister to every Girl Scout. This proposal is an
important step in our Movement’s journey to become an anti-racist,
inclusive organization. Inserting the word “anti-racist” in the
Preamble to the Constitution would codify our commitment to racial
equity in governing documents and would strengthen and refresh
existing language that states, “Girl Scouts advance diversity and
pluralism in our Movement and in the communities in which we
live." It would also support and propel existing DEIRJ efforts
across the Movement.
Girl Scouts Gold Award Scholarship Fund
This proposal would fulfill the action taken by the National Council
in 2020 and establish a donor-restricted fund that invests in the
post-high school education of Gold Award Girl Scouts. In response to
overwhelming delegate support for Gold Award Girl Scouts voiced during
NCS 2020, the National Board has been proactively fundraising to
ensure scholarships are available to girls who earn the highest award
in Girl Scouting.