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.
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