Governance structures are part of every Girl Scout Council and are defined in the Council bylaws.
The Council's governing body is its board of directors. Under the leadership of the Chair, the board maintains the integrity and the purpose of Girl Scouting within our council’s jurisdiction.
The board's responsibilities include: influence policy regarding the council goals, issues affecting girls, and issues affecting the business of the organization, as well as, strategic planning, financial oversight, and fund development.
The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming Board of Directors is an impressive group of individuals that bring a wealth of Girl Scout knowledge, as well as, expertise in strategic thinking, governance, financial acumen, decision-making, and connections to resources. This diverse group of volunteers are community leaders and professionals.
The role of the board of directors is one of governance. They ensure the Girl Scout mission and strategic priorities are carried out across our 79 counties and two states. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, and financial oversight.
Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as, their leadership, volunteer and nonprofit experience, ability to secure financial contributions to Girl Scouts, professional and educational background, and their willingness to serve.
Potential board candidates are identified and vetted through the board development committee. The board development committee assesses what special skills, knowledge, strengths, and key competencies the board will need over the next few years.
If you would like to self-refer for a position on the Board of Directors*, please submit your resume and letter of interest to GSMW’s Board Development Committee at Governance@gsmw.org.
*Please note that currently all GSMW Board of Directors positions are filled
Our board approved strategic priorities provide a roadmap for our operations. GSMW’s priorities are aligned with GSUSA’s Movement wide strategic priorities as well as, the needs of our council.