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Ways to Recognize Volunteers

Showing love and appreciation for volunteers is a must. After all, our volunteers are Ah-mazing! They/you do it all for the girls and often work extra hours on top of busy schedules and hectic lives. We love them for it and, well, Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them. Let’s be sure to shout it from the Girl Scout rooftops!

Volunteers can be recognized in the following ways:
  • Everyday little things go a super-long way. A card from the girls, handmade gift, planters, photo keepsakes – these are all ways the girls can say thank you and often times mean the most.

  • Nominate a special adult for an Adult Award. It’s a big deal and there is a ceremony for most awards. Check out our  Adult Awards Webinar for an overview of each award. Then see below for the breakdown of the best fit. 

Do you see a volunteer making an impact in your immediate area –maybe your Girl Scout community or city? Then these awards would be a great start: 

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Appreciation Pin
for outstanding service to at least one community


Honor Pin
for oustanding service to two or more communities

Do you see a volunteer making a larger impact in multiple areas or the council at-large?
Then these awards would be a great start:


Heart of Gold
for oustanding service to the Girl Scout Community and the community at large


Thanks Badge 
for oustanding service that benefits the entire council or GS movement


Thanks Badge II 
for oustanding service having already received the Thanks Badge


The Trefoil Award
is extra special, recognizing a volunteer for service in multiple ways. It is in memory of Linda Scott, and recognizes outstanding service in three areas: work with volunteers, girls, with girls, and mission of the council

Do you want to keep it local and have your immediate community team of volunteers review/approve? (v. the above awards are all GSWCF-board-level approved) Then, the award below is a great start: 


Volunteer of Excellence
for outstanding service while working directly with girls

More Honors & Awards:
Ready to Nominate?


Nominations are due by February 22


Adult Recognitions and Endorsements Nomination Form

Appreciation Pin, Heart of Gold, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, Trefoil Award