What's a service unit?

A Girl Scout service unit is a community of volunteers and girls in a geographic area defined by a cluster of schools. GSOSW is divided into 40 geographic regions called service units. Each service unit is managed by an amazing group of administrative volunteers called a service team. These administrative volunteers provide support to troops and troop leaders in their service unit, and when you have question, they should be your first call or email. 


What’s my service unit?

North Beaverton is referred to as service unit 8 (SU8), and is an essential support system that organizes training, mentorship, girl program, and membership support for volunteers, girls, and caregivers for 900+ girls and 600+ adult volunteers.

We have divided our service unit into three smaller areas called branches. Focused around the area’s middle schools, the branch system allows service unit volunteers to focus their energy on approximately 300 girls and 150 volunteers. The service unit was portioned to create approximately even numbers of enrolled girls.

With this branch system, we should see greater support for troop leaders, more girl events, and a greater Girl Scout presence in our community. Troops will be assigned to a branch based on either the leaders’ Girl Scouts’ school (if both leaders girls attend the same school) or the school with the most members within the troop. If you feel your troop has been assigned to an incorrect branch, please contact membership.su8.girlscouts@gmail.com. 

OUR BRANCHES

Please refer to the map above for branch lines to see where your school falls.

STOLLER BRANCH SUPPORTS:

  • Westview High School

  • Stoller Middle School

  • Sato

  • Springville

  • Rock Creek

  • Jacob Wismer

  • Findley

  • Skyline

 

FIVE OAKS BRANCH SUPPORTS:

  • Sunset High School

  • Five Oaks Middle School

  • Meadow Park Middle School

  • McKinley

  • Elmonica

  • Beaver Acres

  • Oak Hills

  • Barnes

  • Bethany

  • Terra Linda

 

CEDAR PARK BRANCH SUPPORTS:

  • Beaverton High School

  • Cedar Park Middle School

  • Bonny Slope

  • Cedar Mill

  • West Tualatin Valley

  • William Walker

  • Ridgewood

  • French American International

  • St Pius X


Service Unit Responsibilities

The Service Unit Team is responsible for:

  • Extending membership by recruiting volunteers and girls reflective of the diverse community including:

    • Service Unit Team members

    • Leaders and volunteers for a variety of pathways including troops and series

    • Girl membership at all grade levels

    • Supporting the on-boarding of volunteers

    • Assisting with girls’ and volunteers’ registration

  • Providing direct support to girls and adults through:

    • Enrichment training

    • Service unit networking and discussion groups

    • Providing support to all volunteers through a variety of communication methods including service unit leader meetings

    • Girl-planned service unit events that promote a connection between troops in the service unit and enhance the troop experience

    • Participation in council and community events, including the MagNut and Cookie Programs and the Invest in Girls campaign

    • Volunteer recognition

    • Providing service unit events that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience

    • Ensuring that within each of the functions of the service unit, support will be consistent and flexible, and provide ease of access to the Girl Scout experience

  • Community engagement by:

    • Educating the community about the benefits of Girl Scouting

    • Ensuring messaging and activities of the service unit reflect the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and council goals