The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Girl Advisory Board (GAB) is a dedicated group of 8th–12th grade Girl Scouts from across the council. The GAB provides ideas, guidance, and girl-driven recommendations on projects and initiatives aligned to the council strategy to the GSNWGL staff and board of directors. Members of the GAB will provide critical insight into what programs should be offered, how to attract and retain members, and ideas about how to increase awareness of the Girl Scout Movement. The GAB exists to ensure that the voices of Girl Scouts are heard.
Girl Advisory Board members serve for up to two years or until their high school graduation, whichever comes first. After serving one year as a GAB member, Girl Scouts are eligible to serve on the board of directors as girl members. The board of director girl members will serve as the GAB chair and vice chair. If you meet the qualifications and can commit to the responsibilities and meeting schedule, please submit your application to the council.
The Girl Advisory Board is a great opportunity to make your voice heard in the future of Girl Scouts and to give feedback about important topics. The Girl Advisory Board provides many chances to meet new people and become the change you want to see.
—Ava Blackburn, 2022 GAB Chair
The Girl Advisory Board is a way to get girl voices heard and perspectives shared. Being on the Girl Advisory Board will give you the ability to develop program and to meet the expectations of fellow Girl Scouts. This will give you the opportunity to share what activities you want to see in the council and help make your experience and that of others the best it can be.
—Sandra Brierton, GAB Vice Chair