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
- Locating adults with special skills to
facilitate a specialized meeting
- Assisting with trips and
- 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.
See page 36 in Volunteer Essentials for Service Unit
Team training requirements.
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 Rallies
Make sure that you join your service unit Rally on
Rallyhood so that you can access all kinds of local and council
resources! Please contact your
Membership Manager if you need admin rights or an invitation to
other position-specific Rallies.
Service Unit Roles