The County, Delegates and Board of Directors How it Works
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is a Girl Scout Council that is a chartered by and has jurisdiction defined by Girl Scouts of the USA. Within the state of North Carolina, we are incorporated under a set of articles that establish our nonprofit corporation. These articles require that we abide by a set of bylaws that support our charter and the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA. These bylaws define the rights and obligations of all members, directors and officers in their relationship to the corporation and among themselves. The bylaws also describe the organizational structure of the corporation by outlining its parts and the relationships to each other. It is essential that the bylaws contain only the required information to avoid frequent amendments.
According to the council bylaws the corporation is known as Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, Members of the corporation are:
- Delegates and Convener as elected by county constituencies
- Officers and Directors of the Board of Directors
- Members of the Council Board Development Committee,
- National Council Delegates
- Former Chairs of the Board of Directors: Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines
- All former Board Chairs and Presidents of the Board of Directors of Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina and Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council.
- All adult and girl members of the organization who live within the geographic jurisdiction of the council and are registered members of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. served by Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines.
According to the bylaws of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines:
- A county is a geographic subdivision within the council’s jurisdiction.
- Members of the counties are registered members of the Girl Scout Movement who are 14 years old or more who are affiliated with the council and reside within the geographic subdivision. Employees of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines are also dues paying members of the Girl Scout Movement, and as such they are members of a county.
Number of Delegates for each County Constituency
Each county shall be entitled to elect a minimum of one delegate to be known as the county convener. Additional delegates will be elected based on total girl membership. The total number of delegates will be determined by a formula established and administered by the Board of Directors.