As a key contributor to the council, you have many responsibilities that come with being a service unit volunteer. We have the resources to ensure you stay organized and have everything you need to be successful. Reach out to your Membership Support Specialist if you need additional support.
Service Unit Team members should plan to join our council for informative meetings throughout the year that will help you plan for success, align with council goals, support movement development, and receive high priority information.
Be sure to pre-register for these service unit enrichment and development meetings, which are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Leadership Summit is an annual learning event for Service Unit Teams held in August. From recruiting new girls and Highest Awards support to using current Girl Scout brand and technology resources, this event features an array of workshops that will help you plan for success.
Stay tuned for information about this year's event.
Per our Youth Protection Policies, volunteers must participate in an evaluation each year. This is part of our insurance obligation and presents an opportunity to provide feedback to council.
Troop Leaders/Co-Leaders and Service Unit Teams will complete self-evaluations annually, including face-to-face meetings with a member of the Service Unit Team or their Membership Support Specialist.
Volunteer Evaluation Process (PDF)
Troop Leader Self Evaluation (PDF, fillable)
Service Unit Team Self Evaluation (PDF, fillable)
Show the volunteers in your service unit just how much you appreciate them with a nomination for a Service Unit Award.
Nominations must be submitted by the last Friday in March. Be sure to include the person(s) complete name, award name, your name as the nominator, and a brief description of why the person(s) deserves the award. Some awards also require letters of endorsement; see the full awards description and criteria (PDF).
Anyone can submit an award nomination. Service Unit Awards are reviewed by the Recognition and Delegate Representatives, then approved and presented by the Service Unit Leadership Team. Learn how to write a strong nomination.
|Certificate of Appreciation||For service of exceptional quality from an individual or a group; great for first or one time contribution|
|Special Supporters Certificate||For honoring groups or individuals for ongoing or a second contribution|
|Noteworthy New Leader Certificate||For oustanding service by new Troop Leaders or Co-Leaders in their first two years in the role|
|Service Unit Girl Scout Family Award Certificate||For outstanding contributions by girls and their family to their service unit|
|Outstanding Volunteer Certificate||For recognizing continued dedication and contributions beyond a troop by a volunteer.|
|Emerald Award Certificate & Pin||For an adult volunteer whose service to their troop and/or service unit exceeds expectations|
Girl Scouts and adult volunteers can receive the President's Volunteer Service Award for eligible service completed during a 12-month period (October 1 - September 30) for the annual awards and during their lifetime for Lifetime Achievement Award.
Submit the complete name of the person, as well as dates and brief descriptions of the hours completed by October 5. If additional explanation is needed with your submission, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award will be presented by the service unit and/or by council at the end of the membership year. The President's Volunteer Service Award is awarded through GSU by Points of Light/AmeriCorps; it is not a council award.
|Age Group||Bronze||Silver||Gold||Lifetime Achievement|
|Kids (5-10 years)||26-49 hours||50-74 hours||75+ hours||4,000+ hours|
|Teens (11-15)||50-74 hours||75-99 hours||100+ hours||4,000+ hours|
|Young Adults (16-25)||100-174 hours||175-249 hours||250+ hours||4,000+ hours|
|Adults (26+)||100-249 hours||250-499 hours||500+ hours||4,000+ hours|