As the immediate past SUM of another larger Service Unit (Long Valley/Wash Twp-Morris), I agree that IT support from GSNNJ would be great. We tried a free website provider in the past, but then you must have a Webmaster Volunteer to keep it going, and that can and does change frequently. We know pay for a web name, a hosting service, and have a volunteer to coordinate these things, but it would be simpler if GSNNJ could help us (Love the ideas of the templates, even if it is just for consistant branding, which you'd think GSUSA Marketing Dept. would be all in for.)
I am also a TGAA reviewer, and the spreadsheets are confusing at times (ie. if my name is Gwendolyn Smith but I took one class under Gwen Smith, I now have two lines in the training spread sheet, and god forbid there was a type-o and once I got listed as Gen Smith, now I have three lines of training.) Since it's not in excel, you can't do a search either.
Also in the trainings, if you are an older troop leader and took In-person trainings, you are no longer even listed on the spreadsheets, only those who've taken GS 101 are listed. Plus I've noted that the CPR/1st Aid dates are listed for when you took the class, not when it's set to expire. Not that I'm not capable of just adding two years, but it is just an extra step.
So if you are looking for a vote to send in, or even just support for your idea...you have mine.
Lifetime Member, GSUSA
Current SU Team & past-SUM, Long Valley/Wash Twp Girl Scouts
Leader, Troops 4094 & 5029