55th National Council Session
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 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.
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.
Girl Scouts have always been trailblazers and this year we will
innovate again as we hold our first-ever virtual National Council
Session due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Excitement has been
growing as we continue to prepare for our 55th National Council
Session. Normally, we hold several sessions around National Council
Session that are open to all convention participants.