What is a Service Unit?
A Girl Scout service unit is a community of volunteers and girls in a geographic area. The service unit (SU) team is an essential support system that organizes training, mentorship, girl program, as well as membership support for volunteers, girls and caregivers.
Service Units generally hold monthly meetings where they share information about upcoming events and new information from GSGST & GSUSA with representatives from each troop.
Why are Service Unit meetings important?
Service Unit Requirements
Service Unit areas are established by Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas.
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The service unit manager works with the service unit team and troop leaders to create a healthy and sustainable service unit community.
Some service units also function as a "co-op" with two co-managers who oversee the direction of the service unit with a shared agreement of responsibility.
The service unit treasurer is responsible for oversight of bank accounts and monthly financial reporting of all service unit activities.
The service unit event coordinator advises the service unit team and troops in safety and risk management for su and troop activities.
The service event coordinator oversees the planning and implementation of event offerings that provide high-quality activities for girls.
The recognitions chair leads adult and girl appreciation efforts for the service unit. The recognitions chair also servces on the GSGST recognitions commitee.
For more information on adult recognition, please visit our Awards and Recognitions page.
The service unit lead membership recruiter collaborates with local service center recruitment specialists to develop a year-round recrutiment plan.
Troop Mentors (ELFS): These leaders with more than three years of experience support new leaders.
Host/greeter: This volunteer welcomes attendees at service unit meetings and introduces new volunteers.
Juliette Coordinator: Ensures Juliettes (IRG’s) have information on upcoming SU events & activities.
Guide/guía: Acting as a guide for Spanish speaking leaders at service unit meetings, also helps with translation as needed.