Thank you for taking the time to submit an online 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 the policy issues that the Board decides on. 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 great leadership opportunity for older girls as it offers extensive experience working in partnership with the adult board members to make a difference in how the council is governed.  And -- it is a great college application/resume builder. 

Nominees will be listed on the slate of candidates to be voted on at GSEMA’s May 2018 Annual Meeting. Once elected, Girls will be expected to attend Board of Director meetings which are typically held in June, September, November, January and March. The board year term begins with the May 2018 meeting and concludes with the May 2019 annual meeting.


All online applications and recommendations are due by January 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

* Name of Girl Applicant:

* Recommender Information

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

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

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

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

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

  Average compared to others Better than average Excellent skills Outstanding skills
Maturity (among peers) 
Maturity (among adults)
Communication Skills (among peers)
Communication Skills (among adults)
Concern for others (among peers)
Concern for others (among adults)

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

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

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

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

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

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission via email within 7 days, please contact nominatingcommittee@gsema.org.

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