NCS Board Slate
Save Our Movement recommends a NO vote on the Board Slate. The rejection of the slate is not a personal attack on any of the fine candidates on the slate, it is simply a statement that the group, as a whole, is not diverse enough. The breakdown is as follows:
Mandated Geographic Areas:
The Blue Book states: "Article X, 2. The National Board shall at all times be representative of the varies geographic areas of the country."
Connecticut (1), Maine, Massachusetts (1), New Hampshire, New Jersey (1), New York (3), Rhode Island (1), Vermont, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
7 Members, 23%
Delaware, District of Columbia (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia, and West Virginia.
4 Members, 14%
Alabama, Florida (3), Georgia (1), Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina (1), South Carolina, and Tennessee.
5 Members, 17%
Illinois (2), Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
2 Members, 6%
Arkansas (1), Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma (1), Texas (3), and Wyoming.
7 Members, 23%
Alaska, Arizona, California (3), Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah (1), Washington (1), America Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.
5 Members 17%
A closer look at the candidates:
- 32 states in the US are not represented. 18 states plus the District of Columbia have representation
- 37% of the candidates are from the Northeast and 57% are from the East Coast
- 22 candidates live and/or work in large cities with a population greater than 500,000 people and 10 of those live in cities with a population greater than one million people
- All have higher education and many have more than one degree
- All have C-Suite management positions within their companies (Chief in their title)
- Many serve on numerous national boards of directors
- Only 7 have experience as a Girl Scout, Troop Leader or Girl Scout Council