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G.I.R.L. 2020

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Planning for G.I.R.L. 2020

What is the Girl Scouts National Convention?

The 2020 Girl Scouts National Convention is composed of two parts, both occurring in Orlando, Florida:

  1. The National Council Session (October 21-23) is convened every three years and it is the Girl Scouts of USA’s major governance meeting. Each Girl Scout council across the country will be selecting delegates to represent their council and vote on national council agenda items during the 55th National Council Session.
  2. G.I.R.L 2020 (October 23-25) is the second half of the Convention experience and it is geared towards our Girl Scout membership. G.I.R.L. 2020 will feature girl-led panels and activities that will help inspire and empower girls to lead change in their communities – connecting with some of the most influential women in the world along the way.

How can I participate in the National Convention?

As a GSGNY member, there are two ways to participate in Convention, either as a Visitor or as a Delegate.

GSGNY will be selecting delegates to attend the Convention and participate in the governance process of the National Council Session. Leading up to the Convention, delegates will be required to participate in several Council-organized training and planning sessions that will prepare them to vote at the National Council Session. Delegates will be selected through our online Delegate Application Formplease complete the form by November 15, 2019.

Travel, registration, and lodging will be coordinated for all delegates through our Council. If you complete the delegate interest form, you will not also need to complete the visitor interest form, unless you are planning on bringing Girl Scouts with you on the trip.

GSGNY members will also have the opportunity to attend and participate in the Convention as visitors. Visitors will be responsible for covering their own participation costs including travel, lodging and registration. In order to plan for our Council and to reserve sufficient hotel rooms through GSUSA, we are collecting information from GSGNY members who plan to participate as visitors through our online Visitor Interest Formplease complete this form by November 29, 2019.

Completion of the Visitor Interest Form does not guarantee lodging, but it will give you the best chance at getting a preferred rate room within our Council’s hotel block. Visitors will need to complete a separate hotel booking and registration process in January 2020.

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