Governance structures are part of every Girl Scout Council and are defined in the Council bylaws. The Council's governing body is its Board of Directors. Under the leadership of the President, the Board maintains the integrity and the purpose of Girl Scouting. The Board's responsibilities include policymaking, fund development, and strategic planning. Governance members are volunteers who are elected by and accountable to the voting members of the Council.
The Chief Executive Officer/CEO, the partner of the President, is the employed by and accountable to the Board. The CEO provides leadership to the staff of the Council and manages all operational work within the framework of the Council's goals. Council delegates serve in a variety of positions to support council-wide program, design/deliver training and provide critical support for Council events, enhancing and strengthening Girl Scouting throughout San Diego.