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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:
 
  • A Simple "Thank You" - Little things -  a card from the girls, handmade gift, photo keepsakes – these are all ways the girls can say thank you that often times mean the most.

  • Adult Awards - For those volunteers that go above and beyond.  Receiving an Adult Award is a big deal, and there's a ceremony for most awards. Read the descriptions below for the awards as well as the detailed criteria before completing the nomination form. 
 
The videos below explain how to nominate someone for an Adult Award:

Show the World How Awesome You Are!

Girl Scout Digital Badge

The Girl Scout volunteer digital badge acknowledges your dedication to fostering emotional, intellectual, and physical growth among girls in your community. You believe in the mission of Girl Scouts, are an asset to our youth's future, and are devoted to making the world a better place.

Volunteer Digital Badge


Get your Girl Scout volunteer digital badge now, then share it in your social media profiles.

 

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

Appreciation Pin
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Appreciation Pin
 
for outstanding service to at least one service unit

Honor Pin
Honor Pin


Honor Pin
 
for outstanding service to two or more service units
 


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
Heart of Gold


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

Thanks Badge
Thanks badge


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

Thanks Badge II
Thanks Badge Two


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

The Trefoil Award
Trefoil Award

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, and mission of the council

 

Do you want to keep it local and have your immediate service unit 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
Volunteer of Excellence


Volunteer of Excellence
for outstanding service while working directly with girls


More Honors & Awards:
Numeral Guards

Numeral Guard Pin recognizes years of membership at five-year intervals
Request for Numeral Guard Pins

Volunteer Years of Service Pin

Volunteer Years of Service Pin recognizes years of volunteer service at five-year intervals. Request for Years of Service Pins

 
Ready to Nominate?

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Use this handy chart to decide on the right award,  and read some of our sample letters to help write a great nomination!

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Adult Awards Nomination Form (Coming Soon!)
 

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Nominations are due by March 1, 2019

Want to help recognize other leaders in your Service Unit? Be an Adult Awards Coordinator!