Service Unit Leadership Roles

As we strive to reconnect as a Service Unit and get back to planning and executing multi-troop events, we need your help! Just like your troop, the Service Unit requires dedicated volunteers to make these events and connections happen. If you are interested in a leadership role at the Service Unit level, please let us know!

Any parent or volunteer can serve in a leadership role at the Service Unit level – these positions are NOT just for troop leaders. Additionally – these roles do NOT need to be filled by just one person.

Service Unit Lead

Provides direction, guidance and conducts regularly scheduled Service Unit meetings for volunteers in a specific territory. The SUL is also responsible for helping to retain membership for all girls and adult volunteers in a geographic area, consistent with GSHPA’s goals and benchmarks. Volunteer for this role!

Recruitment Champion

Supports and encourages the Service Unit in seeking out and facilitating community presence opportunities with the focus on recruiting new girl and adult members. Volunteer for this role!

Girl Programming and Events

Support and lead volunteers in planning and implementing Girl Scout events and programs within the Service Unit. Volunteer for this role!

Communications Lead

Supports and facilitates communication for the Service Unit including but not limited to: email communications and notification, documenting and distributing meeting minutes and agendas, and social media account maintenance. Volunteer for this role!

Service Unit Treasure

Maintains Service Unit bank account by managing all income and expenses in an accurate and transparent manner. Volunteer for this role!

New Troop Leader Liaison

Support and guide new troop leader(s) throughout the membership year(s). Volunteer for this role!

Coordinate positive promotion of the Cookie Program within your assigned Service Unit – coordinating with other volunteers, troops, parents and girls to create a successful program experience.. This role does NOT include operating the cookie cupboard. Volunteer for this role!

Reconnecting as a Service Unit

It is our hope to reconnect as a Service Unit and facilitate inter-troop discussion and activities. To that end, we have created leader discussion lists for all levels. All troop leaders should have received an email with the information for their level specific lists. If you are a troop volunteer interested in connecting with other leaders, please feel free to subscribe to the discussion list for your level:

These lists are a place to ask questions or share ideas directly with other area leaders and are members only. While we only added Troop Leaders to the initial lists, any SU416 parent or volunteer is welcome to subscribe and join the discussion!

We are additionally working on organizing leader meetings for each level. Brownies have already started (big thanks to Jordan Joyce!) and we hope to schedule the other levels soon. If you are interested in helping to organize these meetings, please shoot an email out to your level’s discussion list!

Finally, we are working on expanding the Service Unit Leadership Team by formalizing a number of leadership roles. Information on these roles and how you can get involved with Service Unit Leadership will be coming out soon! SU Leadership roles are not just for Troop Leaders – any SU 416 parent is welcome to join our leadership team!

World Thinking Day 2022!

Making the world a better place is Girl Scout Law, so it’s no surprise we have a holiday dedicated to doing just that. Each February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. It’s a day of international friendship and a time to stand up for causes that could improve the lives of girls around the globe. And while the holiday itself comes in February, the World Thinking Day Award can be earned at any time of year.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which you—as a Girl Scout—are part of, has celebrated World Thinking Day since 1926. Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day has a different theme each year. In 2022, the theme is “Our World: Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality.”

Service Unit 416 will be bringing back the World Thinking Day celebration in 2022; however, it will be a little different than in past years. For starters, we will be holding our event outside in May. There will be lots of learning and fun memories. We hope you will join us! Your leaders will be in contact with you soon to begin the planning process! Be sure to watch for an update later this spring with event details!

In the meantime, Troop Leaders should check out the World Thinking Day activity guides and watch to a detailed WTD email:

Brave Beanie Project: Troop 40418

Girl Scout Troop 40418 did a virtual party with The Brave Beanie Project, a local organization,  and made 6 beanies. The beanies will go to kids across the country who are chronically ill or have disabilities. What a fun and meaningful project!

This is a great service project for ages 10 and up. No special skills are needed, and the organization provided all of the supplies and ran a 1 hour Google class for us. The hat part of the beanies are crocheted by volunteers; and our girls put on the yarn hair with a crochet hook and then styled it.