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Service Units

Our council is divided into 71 service units. Service units are led by experienced, dedicated volunteers who support and serve girls, troops, and volunteers in their area and lead local recruitment efforts.

What Service Units Do

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!

At the beginning of each membership year, many service units hold a Plan of Work meeting where team members start planning for the year.

 Service Unit Notebook (Link)

 Service Unit Map (PDF)

Service Unit Roles

Our council’s service units are led by experienced volunteers who support troop leaders, other volunteers, and girls and do so in various roles:

Service Unit Manager

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.

Access to Looker

With the goal of providing more effective support to service units, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is providing you with access to Looker, our new online membership reporting tool.  You will now have access to rosters, troop and member information, with near real-time access, so you can take advantage of having the information when you need it.

To gain access to Looker, please complete the following training and user agreement.

Recruitment Coordinator

As a Recruitment Coordinator, your efforts make it possible for girls in your community to be a Girl Scout. You organize events that get girls and families excited about Girl Scouts, allow them to speak to a person to help start the join process, and help them get ready for the new Girl Scout year. By recruiting adult volunteers and girls, you help us reach our membership goals—something we couldn’t do without you!

School Liaison

As a School Liaison, you’ll serve as the connection and advocate for Girl Scouts at the assigned school(s). This includes partnering with Council staff and volunteers to increase visibility and knowledge of the Girl Scout program with girls and parents at the school.

Event Coordinator
New Leader Mentor

As a New Leader Mentor, you help orient new troop leaders to their role. You are their local contact and, sometimes, the first Girl Scout volunteer they speak with. By being a new troop leader’s go-to person throughout the year, you make it easier for them to provide an amazing Girl Scout experience to girls.

Treasurer

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.

Cookie/Fall Product Coordinator

As a Service Unit Cookie/Fall Product Coordinator, you mentor troop cookie managers in the winter and facilitate Nuts, Candy and Magazines within your service unit. By helping the girls in your service unit have successful sales, they’ll earn start-up funds and help girls develop essential life skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics! Duties and Responsibilities

Delegate

As a Service Unit Delegate, you help shape and drive the governance of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. You are a voting member at the Annual Meeting and you serve as the primary communication between your local Girl Scout members, community networks, and Spirit of Nebraska’s Board of Directors. Alternate delegates are not voting members but take the primary delegate’s position should they resign.


Want to learn more about volunteering in a service unit role? Contact us today!

Service Unit Incentive Plan

To incent the service unit teams to accomplish membership goals for new and retained members in a way that ensures girls and adults have a fulfilling Girl Scout experience, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is offering incentives to service units in the 2018-2019 membership year for specific results. See the documents below to get started!

  2018-2019 MY Service Unit Incentive Plan (PDF)

  Service Unit Recruitment Event Roster (Excel)

GSUSA Webinars for Service Unit Volunteers

  July 2018 – New Program Content (Link)