Volunteers, you don’t have to do this alone! You’re invited to join local volunteers for monthly Service Unit Meetings.
What is a Service Unit?
Your service unit is your troop’s network of volunteers local to your area of Middle Tennessee. They are a great way to get information about events and resources nearby.
- Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA): A national organization supporting the work of more than 100 councils across the U.S. for more than 100 years. Headquartered in New York.
- Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (GSMIDTN): An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit chartered by GSUSA operating under the direction of a local board of directors and overseeing all service units and troops within our area.
- Service Unit: A cluster of troops comprised of volunteers who support the work of troop volunteers within a given geographic area.
- Troops: Volunteer-supervised groups of girls who experience all Girl Scouts has to offer.
Why should I attend Service Unit meetings?
Girl Scout volunteers, especially troop leaders, are not meant to work in isolation. We are stronger together and can offer so much more to Girl Scout troops by working with each other. Your service unit can be an amazing resource that provides troop leaders with trainings, guidance, local events, and more.
What will I get out of Service Unit Meetings?
- Complete trainings on important topics
- Receive answers to questions
- Meet and work with other leaders and volunteers in your area
- Have a say in upcoming events
- Learn from other troops to make your job easier
- Brainstorm badge activities, community service projects, and more
Don’t miss out! Join your service unit for future meetings so you can learn, plan, and get the support you deserve!
Ways to Volunteer with Your Service Unit
- Service Unit Manager
Service unit managers are responsible for recruiting, supporting, and guiding a team of service unit volunteers to deliver a quality Girl Scout experience for Girl Scout members in their community.
- Service Unit Fall Product and Cookie Coordinators
Service unit coordinators provide support to their troops during Fall Product and/or the Girl Scout Cookie Program in a variety of ways. From being the first point of contact for troop product managers and individually registered girls (IRGs) to distributing rewards, the service unit coordinators are the go-to person during seasonal sales.
- Service Unit Treasurer
Service unit treasurers maintain and report on the service unit finances in accordance with Girl Scout of Middle Tennessee banking policies.
- Service Unit Camporee Coordinator
Camporee coordinators plan and promote nature-based activities, outdoor skills, and service unit camporee events to Girl Scouts in their area. This includes coordinating all reservations and scheduling with Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee staff.