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In October 2020, Girl Scouts from across our country and around the world will gather for the 55th time to conduct the important business of our Movement, using our democratic process to do so. Juliette Gordon Low said it best: “The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” Girl Scouts convened its first National Council Session (NCS) in 1915, engaging women in a democratic process five years before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote.

National Delegates represent the council at the National Council Session held every three years. They gather input and vote on proposals that impact Girl Scouting across the country. They also elect the National Board of Directors and Board Development Committee. For more than a century, delegates have been brought together to represent their collective voices—to discuss and debate topics around the future direction of Girl Scouts, always with the girls we serve as the focus of these meetings.

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Gulfcoast National Delegation Term – January 2020 to January 2023


  • Julia Craig
  • Richard Cyphers
  • Ashley Harris
  • Pepper Rhodes
  • Gabriella Stafford


  • Grace Williams (1st)
  • Alexis Glidden (2nd)
  • Riley Portelli (3rd)
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Join our virtual Town Hall on Sunday, October 18 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. to discuss national proposals and give your input to our National Delegates before they vote. The Gulfcoast delegation of six girls and two adults, along with CEO Mary Anne Servian, will present the proposals and more about the National Council Session October 23-25, 2020. This year’s National Council Session includes proposals on membership dues, Gold Award scholarships, and Lifetime membership discount.  REGISTER

Complete the survey by Friday, October 16 at noon to provide input and ask questions in advance of the Town Hall.

Girl Scouts have always been trailblazers and this year we will innovate again as we hold our first-ever virtual National Council Session October 23-25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Register as a gallery guest for any or all of the NCS segments by October 18. The registration page provides a detailed agenda. As this event is for current members of Girl Scouts, your membership will be validated prior to your receiving access information.