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 Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Delegate Report

GSUSA 2014 National Council Meeting

October 16 – 19, 2014  Salt Lake City, Utah


 Elected Delegates that Represented GSK: 

Carrie Barnett

Vivian Blade

Kim Bourne

Tamara Campbell

Jean “Netta” Childress

Katie Clark

JaNae’ Martin

Angel Phillabaum

Elected Alternates that Represented GSK:

Christy Blandford

Bea Cooper

Debbie Melton

Action on Bylaws Proposals

Proposal 1- Flexibility of Dues and Registration Practices – Parts a, b, c and d passed with amended wording as noted below; effective 2015

Passed amended as follows:

Every person accepting the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and desiring to be a member of the Girl Scout Movement in the United States of America shall pay annual, lifetime or applicable membership dues to Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

GSUSA will work with the councils to determine the applicable membership options.

Proposal 2- Reporting Relationship of the Chief Financial Officer – Parts a, b, c, and d passed as proposed

Passed as proposed (striking the words “the Chief Financial Officer”):

The officers of the corporation shall be the President, who shall have the working title Chair of the National Board of Directors; the First and Second Vice Presidents, who shall have the working titles of Vice Chairs; the Secretary; the Treasurer; the Chief Executive Officer; and such other officers as the Bylaws may provide.

 Proposal 3- Role of the Past Presidents (of GSUSA) – passed as proposed

In recognition of distinguished service, all Past Presidents of Girl Scouts of the United States of America shall be honorary officers and members of the National Council with full voting rights. 

 Outdoor Discussion

Outcomes of the outdoor discussion:

·         Older girls want outdoor experiences where they don’t have to chaperone younger girls

·         Review and revision of safety/activity checkpoints would be forthcoming and to expect to see changes in 2015

·         Marketing and communication will be placing an emphasis on outdoors

·         GS merchandise will have more outdoor themes, expect to see spring 2015

·         Outdoor journey voted against

·         Expect a core curriculum guideline for outdoor trainings that will allow adults to travel from council to council(each council will also have     own specific things they will cover on addition to core)

·         Will be polling girls to get their input, should start seeing emails and postings in November

·         4 new badges introduced for outdoor for Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette (to be announced March 2015)

 Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI)

Six girls and two chaperones from Kentuckiana attended the GSLI.  GSLI is a triennial conference that provides girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).  GSLI focuses on big issues that girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about.

Young Women of Distinction – Julia Bache, Kentuckiana

Ten Gold Award recipients, selected from among over 200 applicants, were honored as national Young Women of Distinction, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. The girls participated in a variety of leadership activities and events.  Julia Bache, from our Kentuckiana Council, was recognized among the ten.  As a result of her project, Julia successfully listed Buck Creek Rosenwald School, a historically segregated school in Shelby County, Kentucky, on the National Register of Historic Places.  She is the youngest person in Kentucky to nominate a site. She also created an exciting educational traveling exhibit about the Rosenwald Schools which tours throughout Kentucky and features historical stories from various school alumni.

Additional Activities

Delegates also had the opportunity to attend several Conversations of Consequence on various topics, which included nationally distinguished panelists.  We also participated in Theme Dinners where we gained insight from prominent speakers on a range of topics from Outdoors to Financial Literacy.

We thank you for the opportunity to serve Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana in this important role.

Respectfully submitted,

GSK 2014 National Council Delegates & Alternates


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