A volunteer board of directors sets strategic direction for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Board members represent the broad diversity of our council membership and the communities we serve.
Girls have the opportunity to participate in this process as Ex Officio Girl Board Members. Serving as an Ex Officio Girl Board Member is an excellent way to become involved at the council level and serve as a leader and advocate. Join and experience the board process, meet distinguished members of our community, and enhance your resume for jobs and college!
Serving as an Ex Officio Girl Board Member offers high school-aged Girl Scouts opportunities to learn real-world leadership skills. The executive-planning atmosphere will allow Girl Scout members to understand the inner workings of our organization and the ways in which the Board influences and supports the council. During their one-year term, Girl Board members will also obtain invaluable experience in long-term planning and financial accountability.
What is expected?
Ex Officio Girl Board Members are asked to attend each board meeting (four total each year), the council's annual meeting, Girl Board meetings, pillar events (i.e. STEM Expo, Day of the Girl), and other important council events. During the Girl Board meetings, held each Second Saturday of the month, members will plan out their year for community service projects, team-building days, and strategies for innovative programming for older girls. Girl Scout representatives will be expected to speak on their experiences in Girl Scouting and participate in board activities.
Girl Scouts must be in grades 9-12 to apply for the Ex Officio Girl Board position. All applications will be reviewed and considered by a committee of the Board of Directors. Finalists will be interviewed by a committee of the Board of Directors and recommended for approval. If you have any questions about the Ex Officio Girl Board position or application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications: Check back in Spring 2024 for applications for the 2024-25 session.