Dublin Service Unit 893 is a member of the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council (gsoh.org). We consistently serve over 1,000 registered Girls and over 400 registered Adult Volunteers each year. In 2013-14, there were 94 Troops in our Service Unit. Everyone at the Dublin level is a volunteer.
The Dublin Service Unit (SU) covers the area within the Dublin City School District.
Our troops are organized via the geographic proximity of a specific Dublin City School. St. Brigid of Kildare, (a private Catholic school in the Dublin SU) also has Girl Scout Troops based at their school.
We are flexible when placing Girls into troops. Girls usually like to be in troops with their friends. Even though a Girl may attend a private school in another area, they are welcome to be placed in a troop in their neighborhood. Likewise, Girls who attend St. Brigid may choose to join a Girl Scout Troop at that school rather than their neighborhood public school.
The troop a Girl joins is ultimately the parent’s (with Leader’s OK) decision. Considerations for this decision are based upon the day/time the troop meets, current size of the troop, the schedule of the individual Girl wishing to join the troop, etc.
In early September we offer Girl Scout Information Nights at our elementary schools. Please watch for the flier for your specific school to come home in your daughter’s school folder. At this Info Night, your School Organizer (with the help of other Leaders from your school) will work to form new troops. Kindergarten, the beginning grade for membership in Girl Scouts, must always form a new troop. However, this cannot be done without volunteer help – yes, you the parents are the ones who are called upon to volunteer. In addition, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. or any interested adult who is approved by our Council may be a Troop Leader.
Per Girl Scouts Guidelines: A troop must have a minimum of 2 unrelated adults as Leaders and a minimum of 5 Girls to form a troop. Adults must complete an application, background check, online training, and one face-to-face training meeting in order to become a troop leader. Our Girls just need to be excited about joining Girl Scouts and be ready to have fun while learning about the many activities and programs Girl Scouts have to offer.
Both our Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council and our Dublin Service Unit volunteers will work to help you by answering questions, sharing our experience, and assisting where we can.
If you have questions about Dublin Girl Scouts, send us an email:
If you have questions about another area or want to learn more specifics about the Girl Scout Organization, please contact our Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council:
Or call them at 614-487-8101