G.I.R.L. 2017 National Convention

The time is now to give girls and young women the tools to empower themselves for a lifetime of leadership, connect and share ideas with one another in friendship, and act together in true team spirit to let the world know girls can make awesome, game-changing things happen. 

Every three years, Girl Scouts gather together at the National Council Session (NCS) and Convention to do these things and more! Our G.I.R.L. 2017 National Council Session/54th Convention promises to honor our cherished traditions and, at the same time, propel the Movement forward for girls and young women.

From October 4–8, 2017, you can join your fellow Girl Scouts as we come together to celebrate girls in a big, big way. From educational sessions to inspiring speakers, and tons of one-of-a-kind FUN, this is the girl-power event of the year. You don’t want to miss it!

Applications have closed for the 2017 National Council Delegates. Want additional information? Check out GSUSA's Convention page too!

Interested in attending?!?

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan wants YOU to be a part of all of this and we have put together some options to make this happen! There are three options for our girls and adults that are interested in attending...(we still need to work on confirming bus pick-up/drop-off times and the regional centers the buses will depart from and arrive to).

  1. DAY TRIP [for Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors]: Saturday, Oct 7th
    • Fee: $125/girl; $125/adult
    • Includes: transportation, Hall of Experiences, t-shirt, snacks, and breakfast on the bus.
    • Register by clicking here!
  2. OVERNIGHT TRIP [for Girl Scout Brownies & Juniors]: Saturday, Oct 7th, through Sunday, Oct 8th
    • Fee: $250/girl; $250/adult
    • Includes: transportation, Hall of Experiences, museum camp-in (lodging, dinner, and breakfast), G.I.R.L. Closing Ceremony, t-shirt, and snacks on the bus.
    • Register by clicking here!
  3. WEEKEND TRIP [for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, & Ambassadors]: Friday, Oct 6th through Sunday, Oct 8th.
    • Fee: $450/girl; $500/adult
    • Includes: transportation, lodging with breakfast (4 person occupancy), G.I.R.L. Opening and Closing Ceremonies (girls and adults), plenary breakout sessions (girls & adults), G.I.R.L. Breakout Sessions/Hands-On Workshops (girls & adults), girl breakfast, girl luncheon, girl welcome reception, National Council Session Closing, Hall of Experiences, t-shirt, snacks on the bus.
    • Register by clicking here!

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Who can be a National Council Delegate?
All Girl Scout members aged 14 and older! Yes, adults too!

As a National Council Delegate you'll: 

  • Attend orientation, training, and at least one additional meeting prior to the convention.
  • Attend full convention, October 4–8, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Serve as a National Council Delegate for the three years and participate in occasional National Meetings via teleconference during that period.
  • Serve on the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Member Advisory Committee (MAC) for three years.
  • Report on the convention to the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan membership.

*full responsibilities listed in Delegate Requirements & Role