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Service Unit Meeting Agenda Template

GSDH is offering service units the opportunity to host short and snappy trainings at their Service Unit meetings to provide more knowledge and skills to our volunteers. Short and Snappy are short activities that share information about Girl Scouts and allow team development. Choose any of the available Short and Snappys below:

Court of Awards
A Court of Awards is a special ceremony when Girl Scouts receive recognitions and insignia they have earned. It can be held anytime during the year, any location, and as often as the troop wants.

Girl Scout Ceremonies
Girl Scout ceremonies offer a rich tradition to our organization. These ceremonies reinforce the values of Girl Scouting.

Girl Scout Traditions
We invite you to learn about our robust organization and its rich history. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness—Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.

Nine Reasons to Go Camping
From reconnecting with the girls to relaxing and having fun, there are plenty of reasons to go camping.

Progression is the key to the way Girl Scouts learn about the world around them. In practice, progression means using common sense in preparing for experience – one step at a time.

Otherwise known as Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere or Share With a Pal.

Valuing Differences
The fact that we have different traditions and beliefs make us more interesting to be with. Wouldn’t the world be boring if we were all alike?

Service Unit Planning

Service Unit Event Budget Template (pdf | excel)

Service Unit Annual Planning Calendar (2019 version available in July 2018)

Service Unit Finance

Please be sure to refer to Volunteer Essentials Chapter 6: Managing Finances for additional finance information.

Troop and Service Unit Funds Policy
Governance policy regarding Troop and/or Service Unit funds.

Troop and Service Unit Finance FAQ
FAQ related to Troop and Service Unit Finance in general.

Troop Authorized Account Signer Responsibilities
Expectations of an authorized account signer on a troop/service unit checking account.

How to Open a New Troop/Service Unit Bank Account
Step by step instructions to open a new troop or service unit checking account.

Bank Account Authorization Request Form
To be submitted to request authorization to open a new troop/service unit bank account or to change a signer on an existing troop/service unit bank account.

Bank Account Confirmation/ACH Form
To be submitted annually by October 1st and/or within 10 business days of opening or making any changes to a troop/service unit bank account.

Check Register and Annual Finance Report FAQ
FAQ related specifically to the check register and Annual Finance Report for the 2017-2018 reporting period.

Check Register 2017-18
Excel Workbook designed to make submitting the Annual Finance Report for the 2017-2018 reporting period easy.  Includes a Check Register tab that is a running log that calculates your account balance automatically as each income and expense is recorded.  This workbook includes a Monthly Financial Summary Tab so you can report your financials monthly to your troop.  This workbook also includes an Annual Finance Report Guide tab that is formatted to match the Annual Finance Report in the VTK making it easy to fill out and submit at the end of the reporting period.

Service Unit Annual Finance Report
A recap of your Service Unit's income and expenses from the reporting period (June 1st to May 31st) that is to be completed in its entirety by June 15th of each year. 

Recognition Events
Service Unit Elections

Service Unit Election Guidelines
Contains guidelines and instructions for conducting service unit elections.

Service Unit Position Summaries
Describes the volunteer positions within a service unit.

Service Unit Election Letter Template (.docx)
Use this template to communicate the election information to the service unit.

Service Unit Election Ballot Template (.docx)
Use this template for listing the elction candidates.

Service Unit Elections Result Form (online form)
Please use this online form to report the Service Unit Team election results to GSDH by June 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 membership year.

Service Unit Volunteer Positions