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Be the voice of more than 24,000 girls throughout southeast Michigan.

The Girl Advisory Board, or G.A.B. for short, was created to provide an opportunity for our older Girl Scouts to futher develop their leadership skills and represent girls at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.  

As a member of G.A.B., you are encouraged to share your creative ideas, your passion for Girl Scouts, and ensure that Girl Scouts programs are what today’s girls want and need.

Is G.A.B. right for you?

  • Are you ready to take your leadership to the Council level? 
  • Do you want to have an active role in Girl Scouting and what it looks like for other girls? 
  • Do have skills to share? 
  • Are you passionate about Girl Scouts? 
  • Do you want to meet other older girls from our council? 
  • Are you a registered member in 7th-12th grade?

What G.A.B. Girls Do:

  • Provide girls’ voice to operation, programs, and policies in support of the Council’s strategic goals
  • Contribute to the goals set by the G.A.B.
  • Attend meetings prepared for discussion items

Time Commitment:

  • There are approximately four meetings* a year. Meetings are currently on Sundays and the schedule is set prior to the new program year. Input from everyone is a key part of the committees mission; therefore, attendance should be made a priority. We recognize that illnesses and scheduling conflicts occur on occasion. However, we request that careful consideration be given to whether you can meet the time commitments outlined above.
  • Participate in program support, speak at GSSEM Board Meetings during the “Mission Moment” and at other GSSEM events, represent GSSEM at various events, and conduct flag ceremonies.
  • Projects, events, and research beyond regular meetings (i.e. GAB Newsletter articles, program/event engagements, etc.) Estimated hours average approximately 2 hours per month (some months could be 3-4 hours for community engagements, others only an hour)
  • Make new friends and have fun!

* If you're unable to attend a meeting, please notify one of the Co-Chairs or the council staff advisor

Meetings are posted on the event calendar or contact Caroline Feathers at cfeathers@gssem.org for more information.