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The role of the Service Unit is to promote and uphold the mission of GSOFCT and GSUSA in partnership with Council staff in order to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Specific emphasis is on reaching girls and adults from every demographic within Council jurisdiction. Volunteer management teams guide and support local Girl Scouting ensuring Council policies and procedures are administered and adhered to.

Your support team may help by:

  • Filling in for you
  • Arranging meeting places
  • Being responsible for communicating with girls and parents/guardians
  • Locating adults with special skills to facilitate a specialized meeting
  • Assisting with trips and chaperoning
  • Managing group records

Remember to call on your volunteer support team. This team can help you observe a meeting, assign you a buddy, help with registration forms, assist you with opening a bank account, plan your first meeting, and so on. Also plan to attend Service Unit meetings—usually held several times throughout the year—that provide excellent opportunities to learn from other volunteers.

Service Unit Meetings
Regular scheduled meetings are held locally for adult volunteers within your Service Unit. It is important that you or an adult from your troop/group attend every Service Unit meeting. If you miss a meeting, contact your Service Unit Manager to receive the information discussed and get any materials that were distributed.

Service Unit Manager
Orientation Volunteer
Product Sales Managers
Recognitions Coordinator
Camporee Coordinator
Other Service Unit Team Members

Service Unit Team Volunteers – Training Requirements

Service Unit Team adults (position code 11) must be registered Girl Scout members and have successfully completed the Volunteer Application Process and background screening. They must also complete the training listed below.


Who Must Take Course
How Course is Taken
Girl Scouting 101(GS101)

Overview of the Girl Scout organization, the National Program Portfolio, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).

Course Length: 45 min.
For every volunteer prior to starting any volunteer position.

  • Online
  • Self-paced; approx. 45 min.
  • GSUSA hosted

GSOFCT Orientation

Prerequisite: GS101

Review of the GSOFCT’s policies and procedures, Safety Activity Checkpoints, Troop/Group management, finances and Girl Program.
Resource: Volunteer Essentials.

Course Length: 3 hours
Adults assuming a role on the Service Unit Management Team.
  • Face-to-face
  • Provided in local community
  • Facilitated by locally trained volunteers
Position Specific Training

Prerequisites: GS101 and GSOFCT Orientation

Provides tools specific to the position.

Course Length: 3 hours 

Service Unit Team Members(to include but not limited to):
•    Service Unit Managers
•    Registrars
•    Treasurers
•    Orientation Volunteers
•    Organizers
  • Classroom setting
  • Provided statewide


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