Looking for an exciting opportunity to represent girls in your council? Do you have a passion for Girl Scouts and creative ideas for events and programs? GAB is the place for you!


So, what is GAB? 

GAB (Girl Advisory Board) is a youth leadership group composed of Girl Scouts throughout our council in grades 7 to 12. As a part of GAB, you will help ensure that Girl Scout programs are reflective of what today’s girls want and need. GAB members will develop creative ideas as a team while gaining decision-making and presentation skills. No matter how big or small, you have a voice and it should be heard!

What's the GAB commitment?

  • Girls make a one-year commitment to GAB.
  • GAB meets once a month (October-May) generally on Sundays from 1-3:30 p.m., at both the Sacramento Regional Program Center and the Modesto Regional Office (whichever is closest to the girl). Please view the complete schedule here to see the exact meeting dates for the year. Occasionally, the entire board will meet together at one location.
  • GAB assists in planning, promoting and implementing a Take Action project and the following events:

Project Unity: This is a girls-only event where Girl Scouts explore the world of sisterhood. It’s a great opportunity for girls to get to know their sister Girl Scouts as they talk about issues affecting girls, learn about the importance of unity among women, and have fun all night long!

End-of-the-Year Party: This event gives older girls a place to celebrate all of their hard work and accomplishments.

What will GAB members “gab” about?

GAB members discuss everything about Girl Scouting including:

  • Girl Scout topics that are important to each member—GAB girls decide!
  • What events/programs should be offered or improved
  • Ideas to increase awareness of Girl Scouting
  • How to enhance the Girl Scout image as it relates to older girls

And here’s something cool: GAB members also make program and event recommendations to the GSHCC staff, board of directors, CEO and director of program. (Think we need more astronomy programs? Want to tour an organic farm? This is your chance to share your opinions!)

I love it! How do I join GAB?

For more information about joining GAB, please contact Nakeya Bell at
916-452-9181 ext. 5262 or email nakeya.bell@girlscoutshcc.org.

Girls can join GAB at any time of the year, but it is recommended that they join as soon as possible, as board seats are limited.