Service units are managed by teams of committee-based volunteers.
Service unit teams form new troops each year, provide direct support
to members, and serve as a local communication center for the council.
Service unit 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, celebrations, ceremonies, and more!
Each service unit has a shared goal: to best serve the needs of Girl Scouts. Team members can contribute in a variety of ways:
Service Unit Training
First-time and long-time volunteers are trained with the latest Girl Scout guidance through the online portal, gsLearn. Login to your account and follow the 578 Service Unit Training Path to view essential leadership training, including Volunteer Toolkit (VTK) demo access. VTK demo access is available to volunteer roles that need access to VTK for training purposes. Demo access mirrors troop functionality and allows viewing of both sides of the troop experience from the troop leader and caregiver perspective.
Service Unit Planning Packet
Plan your most successful membership year yet! Identify goals, plan a mid-year check-in, and track your service unit budget with an easy-to-use sheet.
Service Unit Roster
The Service Unit Roster is required annually for service unit level volunteers. This form can be used to add or renew a service unit leadership role and is your official acceptance of the expectations and position commitments for your service unit level position. You’ll also find all service unit position descriptions listed on this form.
Girl Campaign Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Volunteers are essential to supporting Girl Scouts within our community who benefit from financial assistance, local facility updates, and a variety of benefits. Create your own peer-to-peer fundraising page using JustGiving. Share personal experiences of Girl Scouts on your channels or use the social media toolkit to get started.
Service unit leaders, including directors, registrars, treasurers, and leads can access dashboards periodically to assist in the management of the service unit. Reports are accessed through Looker, the secure Girl Scout member data center. Training for Looker can be accessed in gsLearn: 578 Service Unit Suite of Tools.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas has five customized dashboards leaders can access, customized to your service unit.
To obtain access or if you require assistance, please contact Customer Care.
Showing love and appreciation for volunteers is a powerful Girl Scout tradition. After all, our volunteers are amazing. Let’s be sure to shout it from the rooftops—take a moment to nominate a fellow Girl Scout who has made a difference!
Recognition and Awards
To nominate a volunteer:
Be a Super Service Unit and check off annual requirements throughout the year to mark your service unit as changemakers. Earn awards, including an additional cookie bonus, as a troop or service unit.