2023 National Convention
National Council Session and Phenom by Girl Scouts
It’s our time to shine!
Girl Scouts from across the country and around the world and those who believe in our mission gather every three years for convention. The 2023 Girl Scout convention will be taking place July 18–22, 2023 at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. It consists of two events over the course of nearly a week:
56th National Council Session
Phenom by Girl Scouts
|56th National Council Session is the national business meeting being held on July 18–20 where delegates from every council across the nation and USA Girl Scouts Overseas meet to discuss, debate, and vote on issues important to the Girl Scout Movement, and elect national leaders for the next triennium.||
Phenom by Girl Scouts consists of exciting experiences in the Expo Hall and other fun and enriching programming from July 20–22. Meet special guests, attend the National Bridging ceremony and Gold Award celebration, take part in amazing activities and demos in the Expo Hall, and much more.
Update on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for 2023 Convention
GSUSA continues to follow CDC guidance on COVID-19 vaccination and consequently requires attendees at in-person events to be fully vaccinated. However, Florida has passed and is currently enforcing a statute that prohibits organizations that hold events in Florida from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend. GSUSA will therefore not require attendees of the 2023 Girl Scout Convention (56th National Council Session (NCS) followed by Phenom by Girl Scouts) to be vaccinated; consequently, delegate liaisons will not be expected to conduct any checks on attendee vaccination status.
We continue to strongly encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated to protect the health and safety of our Movement. We will evaluate whether additional safety measures are needed closer to the event.