Thank you for taking the time to submit a recommendation on behalf of your Girl Scout in support of her application to serve on GSEMA’s Board of Directors.

Each year, up to four older girls (ages 14-17) are elected to the Board, contributing their input and perspectives to council policy issues. Girl Board Members may participate in votes on all matters coming before the Board with the exception of those related to financial commitments and budgets. This is a unique leadership opportunity for older girls, as it offers extensive experience working in partnership with our adult board members to make a difference in how the council is governed. And -- it's a great college application/resume builder!  

Nominees will be listed on the slate of candidates to be elected at GSEMA’s annual meeting in May. Once elected, Girls are expected to attend board meetings that are typically held in June, September, November, January and March and/or as needed (subject to change). The Girl board term begins with the May annual meeting and concludes with the following year's May annual meeting.


All girl applications and adult recommendations are due by December 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM Eastern. Once you begin this online recommendation, you cannot SAVE and return to it later. It must be completed in one sitting (estimated time is 5-10 minutes).

Thank you for supporting the leadership development journey of this Girl Scout with your recommendation.

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* Full Name of Girl Applicant:

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* Recommender Information

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* Recommendations from relatives of applicants cannot be considered. Please check below to confirm that your recommendation should be considered.

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* In what capacity, and for how long have you known this applicant? 

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* What are the first three words that come to mind in describing her, and why?

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* How would you describe her leadership skills and strengths at this point? Please provide examples.

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* How would you evaluate her maturity, communication skills, and concern for others in how she relates to others, both adults and peers?

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* From your perspective, how effectively does she manage/balance her activities, commitments, and time?

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* What contributions has she made, or is in the process of making, to Girl Scouting, her community and/or school? Please be as specific as you can.

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* Please indicate your overall evaluation of her candidacy on the following scale:

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* Please use this space for anything else you would like to add.

Council Statement:

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, we strive to create transformative learning experiences and leadership opportunities for all girls. The threads of diversity and inclusion are woven tightly into our mission of supporting and nurturing girls of courage, confidence and character.

We hold firm in our belief that a culture of diversity and inclusion promotes unity, creates personal and professional growth opportunities for our employees, and supports safety and transformation for our volunteers and girls of all backgrounds.

Diversity and inclusion is more than an initiative; it’s a set of shared values that defines the fabric of our mission.

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