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Service Unit Resources

A service unit consists of all Girl Scout members including - troops, girls, volunteers, parents, and community members - that live in a geographic area.

Service units are led by a team of experienced, dedicated volunteers who work with council staff to support and serve girls, troops, and volunteers in their area. Service units volunteers meet throughout the year to share ideas, receive training, and talk about important announcements. They also organize events like community-wide service projects, summer day camps, cookie rallies, recruitments, celebrations, ceremonies, and more!

Planning Guide

The Service Unit Planning Guide (.docx) is a planning tool for the service unit team to plan the year, set and track goals, and keep copies year over year to track progress and keep historical data.

Service units should submit the Service Unit Information for New Troop Co-Leaders form each fall to provide information that council can share with new leaders. 


Tips for Successful Service Unit Meetings (pdf)
Service Unit Meeting Agenda Template (doc)

Short and Snappy Mini Trainings

Use these short and snappy trainings at your service unit meetings to share information about Girl Scouts and allow team development. Choose from the topics below. 

Event Planning
Recognition Events
Looker - Membership Information

What is Looker?
Looker is an online tool that service unit volunteers can use to access real time membership information for their service unit.

Who has access to our service unit membership information in Looker?Service Unit Managers, Product Program Managers, Secretaries and Recruiters have access to Looker.

How do I access Looker?
Refer to the  Looker Volunteer Guide for information about setting up your account and logging in. 

Just-in-Time: Using Looker Reports (Spring)
During spring renewal, you can view which members have renewed and track progress to goal using Looker. Yet, there is so much more to use Looker for during the spring!


Service Unit Election Guidelines
Service Unit Election Letter Template (.docx)
Service Unit Election Ballot Template (.docx)

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 for the following membership year.

Volunteer Positions