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Service Unit Managers (SUM)
Registrar
Treasurer
School Organizer/Recruiters (O/R)
Service Unit Cookie Managers
Event Coordinator
PR/Media Specialist
Resource Coordinator
Girl and Adult Delegates
Troop Mentor Coordinator


Before the Wayzata Service Unit Team job functions are described, the terms "service unit" and "service unit team" are defined.

Girl Scouts of the USA has over 300 Girl Scout councils, which are local offices that can help you join a troop or group, become a volunteer or leader, and assist you in many other ways. Currently, our council is Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.

According to the Girl Scouts of the USA's glossary, a service unit is defined as "a name many local Girl Scout councils give to a specific geographic area and the Girl Scouts within it—all leaders, troops/groups, and girls there. A service unit also includes individuals who give troop support." 

In many councils, including our own, a service unit team is "a team of adults that facilitates service to girls through its volunteers in a geographic area. Usually on the team are the service unit director or manager, recruiter, registrar, and cookie chair, as well as age-level consultants and trainers." Listed below are descriptions of most of the Wayzata Service Unit Team positions.


Service Unit Managers (SUM)

The Service Unit Managers head the service unit, serve as a link between troops and the council office, and have the ultimate responsibility for things that happen within the service unit. All leaders are accountable to the Servie Unit Managers.

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Registrar

The Registrar processes all troop registrations, assigns troop numbers to new troops, and answers questions related to the registration process.

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Treasurer

The Treasurer keeps track of the service unit's financial transactions, distributes "start-up funds" to new troops, if available, and reviews troop year-end financial reports.

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School Organizer/Recruiters (O/R)

The School Organizer/Recruiters recruit girls and leaders and organize them intor groups. They serve as an information link to troop leaders. They also organize a year-end awards ceremony for troops within each school, if they choose to hold one.

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Service Unit Cookie Managers

The Service Unit Cookie Managers coordinate the efforts of Troop Cookie Managers and answer questions about the cookie program activity and its forms.

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Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator coordinates the efforts of the committees that are putting together service unit events and serves as a resource for information regarding organizing and/or attending a service unit event.

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PR/Media Specialist

The PR/Media Specialist coordinates publicity/press releases with local area newspapers for upcoming events and post-event articles.

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Resource Coordinator

The Resource Coordinator is the liason between the council and the service unit to ensure the most accurate and current information, resources, and materials are available to the service unit members.

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Girl and Adult Delegates

The Girl and Adult Delegates serve as a link between troops and the Girl Scout council. They listen to suggestions, concerns, and comments about Girl Scout programs, and represent the service unit at annual delegate meetings.

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Troop Mentor Coordinator

The Troop Mentor Coordinator provides support to new and bridging leaders on age-level appropriate events, badges, service projects, crafts, etc. The Troop Mentor Coordinator also helps promote attendance at training sessions and Service Unit Meetings, and encourages troop leaders to gain a working knowledge of the Girl Scout Program.

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To find out who serves each position within our service unit, visit the About Us section of our Web site.


 

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