A service unit is a community of volunteers and families in a smaller geographic area usually defined by a cluster of zip codes within a council. The service unit provides a local support system for troops and independent members by facilitating training, mentorship, programs, and product program support.
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The Service Unit Manager is appointed by and works in partnership with the Membership Experience Specialist to oversee and coordinate Girl Scouting in the Service Unit. She/he is responsible for the development, extension, and maintenance of girl and adult membership. Plans and directs the delivery of services to girls and adults holding Service Unit meetings on a regular basis. The Service Unit Manager also approves Troop/Group trips and money-earning activities, as well as the ongoing mentoring and coaching of area volunteers.
Service Unit Treasurer manages finances for the Service Unit. She/he maintains accurate records of all Service Unit transactions and tracks all Troop/Group accounts within the Service Unit. She/he works with new Troops/Groups to establish bank accounts, assists volunteers in managing their finances, handles any payments and bills incurred by Service Unit activities, and processes bank deposits. If you have questions about setting up Troop/Group bank accounts, the Treasurer can help!
Money Earning Activities and Gifts
Banking and Taxes
The Service Unit Product Sales Manager manages the Treats & Reads and/or Cookie Program within the Service Unit. She/he provides training and ongoing support to Troop/Group Product Sales Managers, submits Service Unit order to council, distributes product to Troops/Groups, and reconciles accounts.
The Service Unit Recognitions Chairperson works with the Service Unit to review and maintain up-to-date volunteer recognition records. She/he is responsible for reviewing Council and National recognition guidelines and resources, sharing available information with the Service Unit membership. She/he accepts nominations and completes and submits the appropriate award applications meeting deadlines.
This volunteer is responsible for the overall management of the Service Unit Camporee. They will provide support and guidance to the Camporee Committee as they plan for and host the Service Unit event. Key focus areas will be on making sure all paperwork is submitted in a timely manner, all participants have appropriate training to attend, and compliance with GSUSA and GSOFCT policies and procedures is maintained. This way, the whole Service Unit can have an awesome camporee!
The Service Unit Communications Champion promotes Girl Scouting within the community through Troop/Group and Service Unit programs, events, announcements, and girl and volunteer achievements. If you want to publicize Troop/Group news or activities, contact us!
The Service Unit Juliette Coordinator supports the recruitment and placement of individual girls and unaffiliated adults within the Service Unit, ensuring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is consistent with all recruitment and placement opportunities. She/he manages and supports participation of individually registered girls, adults, and Lifetime Members in Council Pathways and Service Unit events/programs and serves as the local liaison and advocate for these members.