Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of a diverse group of community members, women and men, who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and the program's ability to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as their leadership, volunteer and nonprofit experience, and knowledge of the community. They are elected by the voting members (delegates) of the council. Board members can serve up to two three-year terms, plus an additional term if they continue as an officer.
Board members represent our membership and reflect its diversity, including geographic, racial/ethnic, gender, age and socioeconomic. The role of the Board of Directors is one of governance. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, hiring of the Chief Executive Officer, financial oversight, and interaction with the community, and providing a personal financial contribution. See the full board member position description here.
The nominating committee is beginning their work to provide a slate for the board of directors at our annual meeting in January 2024. If you know someone you believe would be a great addition as a board or committee member, please fill out our referral form and send it to the Governance Manager at email@example.com no later than Friday, August 11, 2023. Thank you!
What is governance?
"The ultimate responsibility for the Girl Scout Movement rests with its members."
- Preamble to the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Governance is about the overall strategic policy issues of the council. It is a decision-influencing model that includes the core values of a representative democracy, access to decision-makers, and participatory involvement valued at all levels of the council.
Read our Bylaws. What is a decision-influencing governance model?
Have any questions? Please contact Tammy Asplund, the council's Governance Manger/Executive Assistant to the CEO, or call 1-800-849-GIRL.