Girl Scout volunteers are the heart of our organization. Whether they’re Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc., they take time out of their busy schedules to make Girl Scouts possible! Now is the time to say “Thank You’ for all that they do by nominating your favorite volunteer for an Adult Award recognition!
Formal recognitions can range from Council Board-Approved Awards for volunteers, local service unit volunteer recognitions, and other volunteer recognitions. Check out the GSCCC Adult Recognition Awards Guide to determine the best for your special person, and then submit your nomination using the Award Form – it’s that easy!
So, what are the types of Council Board Approved GSUSA Awards you can nominate a volunteer for?
- Volunteer of Excellence – recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio, or in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.
- Appreciation Pin – recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on one geographic area of service, helping council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals of the area.
- Honor Pin – recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.
- Thanks Badge – honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.
- Thanks Badge II – honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement. Since the receipt of the Thanks Badge, the candidate has taken a leadership role in developing a model that has been replicated at the national level in one or more of the following areas during the previous three years: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Relations and Support, Program, Leadership and Governance, Strategic Planning, Fund Development, Pluralism and Council Support Service (such as IT, Customer Service, Merchandising, Marketing/Communications).
Additionally, there are two awards that a volunteer may receive which are service unit approved:
- GSCCC Distinguished Leader Award – The Distinguished Leader Award recognizes Troop/Group Leaders or Assistant Troop/Group Leaders whose performance in working with girls is so outstanding that it merits recognition by the Service Unit. The Service Unit reviews and approves the nominations following its process.
- GSCCC Distinguished Volunteer Award – The Distinguished Volunteer Award recognizes an adult in a position other than Leader, or in addition to that of Leader, for exceptional service to Service Unit or in the community on behalf of Girl Scouts. The Service Unit reviews and approves the nominations following its process.
Did one of these awards bring someone to mind? Help us recognize the individuals that make Girl Scouts possible and nominate a volunteer today!