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Volunteer Recognition Awards

Showing appreciation for volunteers is a must. They put in extended time for the girls and often work extra hours on top of busy schedules and hectic lives. We love them for it and Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them. Let’s be sure to shout it from the Girl Scout rooftops!

Every year we present awards to volunteers at our Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition celebration (usually held in the spring). Click here to learn about our 2016 Recognition Recipients. 

When and How to Recognize
Everyday little things go a long way. A card from the girls, handmade gifts, photo keepsakes – these are special ways for girls to say thank you and often times mean the most. Recognitions might be made on Girl Scout holidays, at service unit meetings, at troop meetings, at a special recognition events, immediately following services rendered, etc. When the recipient is recognized, it will make the expression of gratitude memorable.

Formal Recognitions
Nominate your special outstanding volunteer for one of these National Awards.

Deadline for nominations and endorsements.  
January 31st 2017 

Or nominate your favorite outstanding volunteer for one of these GSCWM Council Awards.

  • Community Certificate recognizes an organization or business that has developed a council-wide alliance that facilitates Girl Scouting on a significant level. 
    Nomination form      
  • Rising Star Award (formerly known as Volunteer Rookie Award) recognizes volunteers who have volunteered a minimum of 6 months to maximum of 14 months who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway.
    Nomination Form           
    Letter of Endorsement Form
  • Ever-Green Award for Volunteer who has previously been awarded the Appreciation Pin for giving exemplary service in support of the GSLE which has had continuous measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service. Nomination Form
    Letter of Endorsement Form

Click here for detailed descriptions of all formal GSUSA and GSCWM volunteer recognitions currently awarded at the council or national level.

Any Girl Scout troop, service unit, council, or individual can nominate a volunteer for an award.

Girl Scout Leader Day
April 22 is official Girl Scout Leader day and honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.  Appreciation can be shown on this special day and all through the year.