Volunteer Recognition 3.6

Volunteer Recognition

Volunteers appreciate special, enduring thanks for their efforts.  Girl Scout volunteers are the lifeblood of the Girl Scout Movement.  They give selflessly of their time and talents to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character.

Whether they serve directly or indirectly with girls, the efforts of Girl Scout volunteers leave lasting impression on both the girls and other adult volunteers.  The following summary will help you choose the appropriate award for adult volunteers whom you wish to recognize.

Adult Recognitions Digest

This resource will provide detailed information on GSUSA and GSCM awards information.  Download the latest Adult Recognitions Digest here.

Endorsement Letters

Award endorsement letters must be written by someone other than the person completing the award nomination form.  See example of how to write an endorsement letter.

Mission Delivery

Many of the new GSUSA awards reference the council’s mission delivery goals.  Here is a copy of our current year’s mission delivery goals as they relate to the President’s and other GSUSA awards.  Download the 2015 Mission Delivery Goals for Awards here.

GSCM Daisy Award

Recognizes member and non-member adults who serve troops, communities, counties, council, or Girl Scouting in a supporting role such as Troop Committee members, Cookie Managers, Event Directors, community persons volunteering on behalf of Girl Scouting.  Candidates must have served in that role for more than one year.  Submit Daisy Award form.

GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence

Recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through the use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.  Requires (2) letters of endorsement. Submit Volunteer of Excellence form.

GSCM EverGreen Award

Recognizes a member for 50+ years of membership in Girl Scouting.  It is presented at the council’s Annual Meeting.  The GSCM Adult Recognitions Committee reviews members’ registration information.  Download EverGreen Award Form here.

GSUSA Appreciation Pin

Recognizes a member’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has a measurable impact within one geographic  area/service unit. Requires (2) letters of endorsement. Submit Appreciation Pin and Black-Eyed Susan form.

GSCM Black-Eyed Susan Pin

Recognizes continued service given by a GSUSA Appreciation Pin recipient in the geographic  area/service unit. Requires (2) letter of endorsement. Submit Appreciation Pin and Black-Eyed Susan form.

GSUSA Honor Pin

Recognizes a member’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has a measurable impact on two or more geographic area/service units. Requires three (3) letters of endorsement.
Submit form Honor Pin.

GSUSA Thanks Badge

To recognize outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout organization. Requires four (4) letters of endorsement.
Submit form Thanks Badge.

GSUSA Thanks Badge II

To recognize a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefitting the entire Girl Scout movement. Requires (4) letters of endorsement.  Submit Thanks Badge II form.

GSUSA President’s Award

Recognizes the efforts of a service team, committee, or volunteer team whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact towards reaching the council’s overall goals.  Submit President's Award form.

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

There are many ways to say thank you. Here are some helpful resources for you to use.

Ways to say thank you
General GSCM Appreciation Certificate
Green Angel Poem
Green Angel Certificate
Green Knight Poem
Green Knight Certificate