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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to the map above for branch lines to see where your school falls.
STOLLER BRANCH SUPPORTS:
Westview High School
Stoller Middle School
FIVE OAKS BRANCH SUPPORTS:
Sunset High School
Five Oaks Middle School
Meadow Park Middle School
CEDAR PARK BRANCH SUPPORTS:
Beaverton High School
Cedar Park Middle School
West Tualatin Valley
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:
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
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