As the service unit manager, you supervise all the volunteers in your service unit. By supporting the responsibilities of each volunteer role, you keep your service running like a well-oiled ship! Ultimately, your work results in amazing experiences for Girl Scouts in your geographic area.
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Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-boarding
Once you register as a service unit manager, we have an online service unit orientation to help you understand your role. Then, each service unit volunteer must complete the position agreement every year, which includes a full position description.
August–October: Service Unit Start-Up
At the beginning of the year, you will fill any open positions and ensure volunteers complete their training. You’ll also support your recruiter and troop mentor to welcome new girls, families, and leaders. Be sure to work with your service unit treasurer to set-up and begin monitoring your service unit’s finances.
Finally, use our Facilitating Service Unit Enrichments article to incorporate training into your team and leader meetings.
September–October: Promote Snacks & Magazines
Work with your service unit fall product manager to promote Snacks & Magazines, our fall product program.
October–April: Promote Special Girl Scout Dates
Girl Scouts observes a number of Girl Scout holidays—make sure the Girl Scouts in your area know about them! Additionally, promote River Valley’s Annual Meeting and use our Electing Service Unit Delegates article to ensure your service unit’s voice is represented at the meeting.
November–February: Promote the Cookie Program
Work with your service unit cookie manager to promote the Cookie Program.
Various times of the year: Promote the Family Fundraising Campaign
Join forces with your service unit’s Family Giving coordinator to encourage families to make donations and help reach your service unit’s Family Giving goal.
April–June: Wrap-Up the Year
Consider holding a service unit-wide Court of Awards or bridging ceremony to celebrate what your service unit has accomplished! Be sure to promote the Early Bird renewal season (so girls can get in on some great perks). As you’re wrapping up your year, identify team positions for the upcoming year, complete your service unit’s plan of work (an optional, but helpful resource), and ensure your treasurer submits the Girl Scout Finance Report by June 30.
Popular Articles This Month
- Service Unit Cookie Manager Resources
- Troop Cookie Manager Resources
- Facilitating a New Troop Leader Orientation
- Health, Safety, and Using Safety-Wise
- Electing Service Unit Delegates and Delegate Alternates
- All About Juliette Girl Scouting
- Managing Service Unit Money