As a treasurer, you manage service unit finances and supervise troops in earning and managing their money. By properly managing finances, you take a lead role in modeling and teaching proper money management for troop leaders and girls.
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Role On-Boarding
Once you register as a troop mentor, 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.
September–October: Assist Troop Start-Up
First, make sure you are a signer on your service unit bank account. Then, assist any new troops with setting up their bank account and completing the Girl Scout Bank Account Record form. You should be a third signer on any troop account that is opened at a non-Wells Fargo location. It’s important to make sure troops have bank accounts before participating in Snacks & Magazines (October 21) or the Cookie Program (February 9).
November–January: Hold an Enrichment
Girl Scouts River Valleys provides educational enrichments for service unit treasures, and you should consider holding an enrichment for troops in your service unit. Financial enrichments for troops give you a chance to show others how to properly complete financial tasks, feel more confident in managing troop money, and remind troops of the importance of keeping records.
May–July: Facilitate Reporting for Your Service Unit and Troops
Both service units and troops must submit the Troop and Service Unit Finance Report by June 30. You will receive a copy of all reports that your troops submit, and you should review them for financial problems. If a troop decides to disband, you may need to help them complete the Troop Disband Form.
Throughout the Year: Manage Service Unit Money
Collaborate with your service unit team to develop and maintain a budget throughout the year. Some treasurers even provide a monthly service unit finance report to other volunteers. Our Managing Service Unit Money article outlines everything you need to know about service unit finances.
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