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Our Structure

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson supports the 7 counties in the lower Hudson Valley, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and Rockland Counties. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is delivered by dedicated volunteers who work cooperatively, emphasizing program delivery to support our Girl Scout family.

Our volunteer led, service delivery model provides girls with flexible ways to participate in Girl Scouts, and engages adults in volunteer roles that are specific, sustainable, and rewarding. It combines all the elements that must be in place to create a movement that will flourish for the next 100 years.

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Troops: The fun happens at the Girl Scout troop level. Troops are organized by program level, with a range of 12 - 15 girls, supported by a troop leader and adult volunteers.  We emphasize troop participation as the best way for a girl to enjoy Girl Scouting. Our Council has approximately 3,000 troops and we continue to expand.  

Service Units: Girl Scout service units are managed by our volunteer community leaders, who provide program and training support to 40-60 troops in a specific geographic areas. Our Council has 106 service units.

District Delegates/Alternates: Referred to as "members of the corporation", and/or "voting members of the council". According to our current bylaws, the membership of the council shall be active members of the Girl Scout movement, 16 years of age or over. The membership shall be represented at council meetings by elected delegate/alternates referred to as voting members.  See below here for District Delegate and Alternate Resources.

Voting members of the council shall consist of:
    • Delegate/Alternates elected by their Service Unit.
    • Members of the board of directors.
    • Members of the board development committee.

Term of appointment: Elected from the active,local membership of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson,Inc. (GSHH) - registered members of the Girl Scout movement for a three year term.
 

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