Two key volunteers are being sought this month as the Norwalk Girl Scout service unit reorganizes and open registration for Girl Scouts is taking place, according to Christine Michael, membership services field manager, Girl Scouts of Erie Shores. The positions are service unit director and service unit treasurer.
The Norwalk service unit is one of more than 30 service units in the Erie Shores Council, which serves Huron, Erie, Lorain, Sandusky and Seneca counties. It is the largest service unit in Huron County with 27 troops and more than 360 girls.
Michael said the service unit is represented by adult volunteer troop leaders who help plan city-wide activities for the girls. They meet monthly.
The service unit director promotes Girl Scout events in the community by organizing the adult volunteers. She leads the monthly service unit meetings in partnership with the field manager.
The treasurer maintains financial reports and the bank account for the service unit. She also assists troop leaders in opening new bank accounts and filing annual troop financial reports. It is helpful to have experience in accounting or banking and finance.
While it is helpful to have Girl Scout experience for the positions, it is not necessary.
Those interested in these volunteer positions or in serving as troop leaders should contact Melanie Langjahr at (419) 663-2353; or Christine Michael at (800) 222-6119 ext. 230.
Girl Scouts is a non-profit organization serving girls ages 5 through 18. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girls participate in the following levels: Daisies, kindergarden; Brownies, first through third grades; Juniors, fourth through sixth grades; Cadettes, seventh through ninth grades; Seniors, 10th through 12th grades.
Recruitment for the 2007-08 year is under way for new girls at the same time that current members are re-registering. Anyone interested in joining Girl Scouts can also contact the above representatives.
Girl Scouts is a member agency of the Norwalk United Fund.