Welcome to the Hilliard Service Unit Website. Proud Member of the Ohio's Heartland Council

New to Scouting

Q. What area does the Hilliard Girl Scout Service unit cover?
The HSU covers all girls attending both public and private schools within the Hilliard,Ohio City School District
Q. Who do I contact if I have more questions?
All questions can be sent to the Mentor email and will be forwarded to the appropriate person:
Q. Who can become a Girl Scout?
Girl Scouts is open to all girls aged 5-17 and all adults aged 18 and up, who pay the $15 (as of Oct. 2013) annual membership dues (financial assistance available), who follow the Girl Scout Promise, and accept the Girl Scout Law.

Q. What are the different levels of Girl Scouting?
Girl Scouts has six program grade levels designed to meet girls' developmental, educational, emotional, and social needs as they grow:

Girl Scout Daisy
(grades K-1)
Girl Scout Brownie
(grades 2-3)
Girl Scout Junior
(grades 4-5)
Girl Scout Cadette
(grades 6-8)
Girl Scout Senior
(grades 9-10)
Girl Scout Ambassador
(grades 11-12)

Q. How much does Girl Scouting cost?
Annual Girl Scout membership dues are $15 (as of Oct. 2013). In addition, girls will pay modest troop/group dues to cover the costs of activities, field trips, and materials. Financial assistance is available.

Q. Are uniforms required?
Volunteers, girls, and families decide together what is appropriate. Many girls do choose to purchase a sash or vest to display recognitions, and some members opt for a full uniform. However, uniforms are not required in Girl Scouting.  Uniform consists of Khaki bottoms (short, skirt or pants), a white polo type shirt and sash or vest. 

Q. What do Girl Scouts do?
The Girl Scout program is broad in scope and includes everything from high-adventure camping trips and leadership development workshops for ‘tween and teen girls to day camp, field trips, and one-day cultural, arts, and sporting events for younger girls. All Girl Scouts have an opportunity to develop skills and mark achievements by earning progressive recognitions such as badges, patches, and pins.

Q. Are troops the only way to participate in Girl Scouts?
No. In addition to (or instead of) joining troops, today's Girl Scouts may register individually or as members of interest groups that explore everything from camping to career options. The Girl Scout program is flexible by design, and it can be delivered through small group activities, council and national events, and even international travel opportunities!

Q. Where do Girl Scout activities take place?
Troop/group meetings and other Girl Scout activities take place in locations throughout the community. We encourage volunteers, girls, and families to discuss meeting and activity locations and to select places that are convenient and comfortable for everyone. The Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council also owns and operates a facility for camp programs and for use by troops/groups.

Q. What volunteer opportunities are available?
Girl Scouting would not be possible without adult volunteers. In fact, 99 percent of the adults involved in Girl Scouting are volunteers. Women and men aged 18 and up are welcome and needed to serve in a wide range of volunteer positions. If you are interested in volunteering, please send your interest and questions to hilliardgirlscouts@yahoo.com

 Q. Are only parents and guardians allowed to volunteer?
No. Grandparents, uncles and aunts, neighbors, college students, professionals, retirees, and all other adults who care about girls are welcome and needed as Girl Scout volunteers.

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