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Service Units

A Girl Scout service unit is a community of volunteers and girls in a geographic area defined by a cluster of zip codes. The service unit (or SU) team is an essential support system that organizes training, mentorship, programming, and membership support for volunteers, girls, and caregivers. There are 16 Service Units within GSSNV who hold Leader Meetings and have Facebook pages to support the volunteers in their community.

Your Service Unit is determined by the zip code of the location where your troop meets. If you are not associated with a troop, your Service Unit is determined by the zip code of your primary address on file with GSSNV. Members are not able to change their Service Unit except when there is a change in meeting location or home address.

Service Units are run by volunteers who are appointed to their positions. Each Service Unit position has specific responsibilities and trainings for which they are responsible.

Service Unit Events
Each Service Unit holds their own programs and events in accordance with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Service Unit events must follow Safety Activity Checkpoints and girl to adult ratio. All Service Units are required to submit a Service Unit Activity Form at least 4 weeks prior to the event.

Service Unit Team
Each Service Unit is managed by a team of volunteers. These volunteer roles help to promote Girl Scouts in the community through events, mentorship and recruitment.

The Service Unit Manager, who is appointed by GSSNV staff, builds a team of dedicated volunteers to serve on the Service Unit Team. There are eight positions on each Service Unit team. Some Service Unit teams may also have an additional position, the Girl Scout House Coordinator, where applicable.

If you’re interested in getting more involved with your Service Unit contact Customer Service for more information. 

Service Unit Manager

Guides the service unit team toward service unit and GSSNV goals and act as a role model of leadership to volunteers in your area. This position has a three-year term limit, with the third year training a replacement.

Support Team: Troop/Service Unit Support Specialist

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement, working with Girl Scout leaders and troops
  • Empowering and supporting peers
  • Working with people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels

Benefits:

  • Active member of the preeminent leadership development organization for girls
  • Working in a team with a common goal and acting as an example of leadership
  • Utilize and enhance valuable skills, especially communication, delegation, public speaking, and leadership

Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Plan and direct leader meetings, holding regularly scheduled meetings throughout the Girl Scout year.
  • Aspire to involve as many leaders as possible in service unit meetings and events.
  • Ensure that the service unit works to meet the yearly objectives as set by GSSNV and GSUSA.
  • Encourage all members to follow all GSSNV and GSUSA policies and procedures.
  • Become familiar with all service unit roles to provide guidance to team members as needed.
  • Encourage members to step into open service unit team positions, providing descriptions of roles and expectations.

Requirements

  • Age 18 or older, a member (or willing to become a member) of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff
  • Complete training for role if required
  • Adaptability - adjust and modify behavior and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications
  • Participate in an end of year assessment
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership
Service Unit Treasurer

Maintain service unit financial records and assist with troop bank accounts, ensuring all financial procedures are followed according to council and service unit guidelines. This position has a three-year term limit, with the third year training a replacement.

Support Team: Troop Support Specialist

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Money management and accountability
  • Improving the girl experience in your community
  • Working with people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels

Benefits:

  • Active member of the preeminent leadership development organization for girls
  • Access to council training and enrichment opportunities
  • Utilize and enhance valuable skills, especially in money handling and budget management
  • Networking opportunities with community members, Girl Scout volunteers and Girl Scouts

Responsibilities - Service Unit Treasury:

  • Complete training required for the position.
  • Collaborate with service unit team in developing an annual budget, to include service unit events, leader appreciation and assistance with new troop support.
  • Complete and record all service unit financial transactions, including but not limited to deposits, payment of invoices and reimbursement of expenses, within 14 days of receipt or request.
  • Prepare a year-end service unit financial report for team and GSSNV.
  • Report service unit financial status at each team meeting and leader meeting.
  • Maintain financial records and documents of the service unit business for no less than three years.

Responsibilities —Troop Banking:

  • Support troop treasurers and troop leaders as needed throughout the year to complete end–of–year Troop Financial Reports.
  • Be knowledgeable of banking procedures with community banks and be able to assist troops with questions.
  • Conduct initial troop finance review for discrepancies, and review errors with troop. If necessary, escalate to GSSNV troop support if unresolvable.
  • Responsible for finalizing troop disbandment paperwork and collecting disbanded troops funds.
  • Maintain a listing of all troop accounts, bank name, and signatories.

Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older, a member (or willing to become a member) of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff
  • Complete training for role if required
  • Adaptability - adjust and modify behavior and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications
  • Participate in an end of year assessment
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership
  • Strong communication, organization, accounting and money–handling skills.
Service Unit Communicator

Communicate with service unit, troops and council through various platforms. This position has a three-year term limit, with the third year training a replacement.

Support Team: Troop Support & Service Unit Specialist

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Social Media
  • Communicating with people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels

Benefits:

  • Active member of the preeminent leadership development organization for girls
  • Use your social media savvy
  • Networking opportunities with community members, other Girl Scout volunteers and Girl Scouts

Responsibilities:

  • Use a varied communication plan (phone, email, flyers, newsletters, social media) to communicate with all members in the Service Unit
  • Maintain Service Unit social media accounts including Facebook in accordance with Girl Scouts of the USA internet safety guidelines  as well as the Girl Scout Promise and Law
  • Work with other service unit team members and council to ensure email and social networking rosters are up to date
  • Distribute information from service unit leader meetings to leaders who are unable to attend

Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older, a member (or willing to become a member) of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff
  • Complete training for role if required
  • Adaptability - adjust and modify behavior and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications
  • Particpate in an end of year assessment
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistc Girl Scout membership
Service Unit Event Coordinator

Leads all service unit events. This position has a three-year term limit, with the third year training a replacement.

Support Team: Troop and Service Unit Support Specialist

Do you have a passion for…

  • Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Event planning
  • Learning about local activities and experiences

Benefits:

  • An opportunity to enrich the scouting experience for girls in your area.
  • Help build relationships between leaders and Girl Scouts
  • Use your creative abilities to help your community

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure service unit is regularly scheduling events that utilize the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Ensure service unit is regularly scheduling service unit events that utilize the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Collaborate with council staff for assistance designing, building, implementing and promoting programs in your area.
  • Ensure each event is approved by council and insurance is purchased by service unit as needed.
  • Encourage troop leaders and older girls to assist, host and plan service unit events.
  • Coordinate event evaluation, including evaluation of location, event program and event volunteer staff preparedness.

Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older, a member (or willing to become a member) of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years.
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff.
  • Complete training for role if required
  • Adaptability - adjust and modify behavior and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills.
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications.
  • Participate in an end of year assessment.
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership.
Service Unit Recruiter

Ensure visibility of Girl Scouts in the community while recruiting new leaders and girls in service unit. This position has a three-year term limit, with the third year training a replacement.

Support Team: Recruitment Specialist and Troop/Service Unit Support Specialist

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Engaging your community to Increase leader and girl numbers in your service unit
  • Working with people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels

Benefits:

  • Access to council training and enrichment opportunities
  • Utilize and enhance valuable skills, especially in recruitment, marketing and relationship building
  • Network with community members, Girl Scout volunteers and Girl Scouts

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with assigned recruitment specialist to formulate and execute a plan for Girl Scout visibility in the community.
  • Research the service unit area and determine opportunities for Girl Scout visibility and recruiting.
  • Enlist and organize troops, volunteers or older Girl Scouts to help at recruitments, hosting booths at community, neighborhood and school events.
  • Assist in organizing a team of school liaisons who will be the Girl Scout. representative at individual schools in assigned service unit.
  • Follow-up with leads on new candidates and inactive Girl Scout volunteers.
  • Actively work toward service unit membership goals.

Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older, a member (or willing to become a member) of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years.
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff.
  • Complete training for role if required
  • Adaptability - adjust and modify behavior and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills.
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications.
  • Participate in an end of year assessment.
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership.
Service Unit Juliette Coordinator

Communicate with individually registered girls (Juliettes) in your service unit and their guardians about service unit and GSSNV program opportunities and resources. This position has a three-year term limit, with the third year training a replacement

Support Team: Troop/Service Unit Support Specialist

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Improving the girl experience in your community
  • Working with people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and ability levels

Benefits:

  • Active member of the preeminent leadership development organization for girls
  • Utilize and enhance valuable skills, especially in organizing, communication and relationship building
  • Networking opportunities with community members, Girl Scout volunteers and Girl Scouts

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and provide consistent communication to Juliette girls and their families.
  • Ensure Juliette girls and their families are aware of service unit events, council events, trainings and resources.
  • Oversee and manage Juliette product sales training in cooperation with the GSSNV Product Director.
  • Own a personal computer with high-speed internet and ability to use a smartphone for product program tools and communication.
  • Assist with the management and understanding of program credits.

Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older, a member (or willing to become a member) of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff
  • Complete training for role if required
  • Adaptability - adjust and modify behavior and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications
  • Participate in an end of year assessment
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership
Service Unit Entrepreneurship Team Manager

Leads all cookie program and fall product program. This position is appointed yearly by GSSNV Staff and has a 3-year term limit. Appointments may be extended at the discretion of GSSNV staff.

Support Team: Director of Product Programs
Reports to: Director of Product Programs

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Strategic plan implementation
  • Working with people of all walks of life and ability levels 

Responsibilities:

  • Build a team of volunteers in your Service Unit to assist you through the GSSNV Product Programs.  Roles may include; Products Assistant Manager, M2 Coordinator/Ebudde Coordinator, Materials/Rewards Coordinator, Cupboard Manager, Cupboard Coordinator/Helper and Product Communicator, Mega Drop Coordinator
  • Train Troop Product Coordinator on their role, including how to set troop goals and teaching girls the 5 skills
  • Maintain confidentiality, do not share others private information with anyone outside of GSSNV Products staff or fellow Service Unit Entrepreneurship Team Managers.
  • Attend council-provided training to learn about program changes and receive troop materials
  • Provide timely communication and support to troops within your service unit
  • Assist troops with online ordering systems
  • Own a personal computer with high-speed internet and ability to use a smartphone for program tools and communication
  • Ensure troops meet the order submission deadlines set forth by the product program department, reviewing orders for inconsistencies or irregularities
  • Review and reconcile troop paperwork, receipts, product and reward orders
  • Accept delivery of program materials for the service unit and distribute as needed to each troop participating in the product program
  • Resolve any concerns set forth by troops to the best of your ability, escalating to council staff as necessary

Requirements:

  • Consistently attend Service Unit Team Meetings, Service Unit Leader Meetings and Council Service Unit Meetings
  • Attend GSSNV Council provided training to learn about program changes and receive troop materials
  • Conduct troop Product Trainings in your Service Unit
  • Maintain positive and timely communication with fellow Service Unit Team Members and GSSNV staff
  • Age 18 or older, a member of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three years
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff
  • Complete training for role as required
  • Adaptability – modify behavior while remaining flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations or environments
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications, by agreeing to this role you will be opted in to electronic communications from GSSNV
  • Participate in an end of year assessment to assist in improving Service Unit functionality
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership
Service Unit Entrepreneurship Team Member

Assists Service Unit Entrepreneurship Team Manager as needed. This position is appointed yearly by the Service Unit Entrepreneurship Manager.

Support Team: Director of Product Programs
Reports To: Service Unit Entrepreneurship Manager 

Do you have a passion for…

  • The Girl Scout Movement and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Assisting with strategic plan implementation
  • Volunteering as part of a team

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Service Unit Entrepreneurship Team Manager as needed
  • Possible Entrepreneurship Team Member responsibilities may include, Products Assistant Manager, M2 Coordinator/Ebudde Coordinator, Materials/Rewards Coordinator, Cupboard Manager, Cupboard Coordinator/Helper and Product Communicator or Mega Drop Coordinator
  • Support Troop Leaders,  Product Coordinators and girls as needed during product programs.
  • Attend training to learn about program changes
  • Be familiar with the 5 Skills
  • Maintain confidentiality, do not share others private information with anyone outside of GSSNV Products staff or fellow Service Unit Entrepreneurship Team Managers.
  • Provide timely communication and support to troops within your service unit
  • Assist in resolving concerns set forth by troops as needed    

Requirements:

  • Attend Service Unit Team Meetings, Service Unit Leader Meetings and Council Service Unit Meetings as needed
  • Attend GSSNV Council provided training as needed to learn about program changes
  • Assist with troop Product Trainings in your Service Unit as needed
  • Maintain positive and timely communication with fellow Service Unit Team Members and GSSNV staff
  • Age 18 or older, a member of Girl Scouts of the USA, and able to pass a criminal background check every three year
  • Remain a member in good standing, adhering to council policies and procedures while maintaining a positive relationship with council staff
  • Accepts and demonstrates the principles of the Girl Scout Movement, Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law
  • Complete training for role as required
  • Adaptability – modify behavior while remaining flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations or environments
  • Strong communication, organization, and conflict management skills
  • Opt-in to receive electronic communications, by agreeing to this role you will be opted in to electronic communications from GSSNV
  • Participate in an end of year assessment to assist in improving Service Unit functionality
  • Contribute to the commitment to a diverse and pluralistic Girl Scout membership
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