Per WSJ -BSA may declare bankruptcy in Issues & Politics Posted December 21, 2018 17 hours ago, 69RoadRunner said: The GSUSA has service units that seem to take on the role of the CO. This is one part of GSUSA that I like better than BSA. A good service unit, if you have one, is valuable. The service unit is simply the troop leaders and other registered adult volunteers in a given geographical area (such as a town or school district). If the older girls' troops have experienced energetic troop leaders they can do a lot to help the younger troops and newer leaders. But if the leaders of the older troops are fully busy with their own troops, they might not have time or energy for helping out the younger troops. Occasionally our service unit has organized a service-unit-wide encampment or Thinking Day observance -- but some years it has done neither. The more I learn about BSA it seems to me that the single-grade small girl scout troops are to the service unit a little like dens are to the pack.