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Adult Awards

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Volunteers make Girl Scouting possible. Our adult volunteers help Girl Scouts unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader) and make events possible for all Girl Scouts. The time and talent they devote to enriching girls lives is truly remarkable. Volunteers make a lasting impact on the lives of girls, our local communites and the world. To help honor the amazing women and men making a difference through the Girl Scout movement, please consider nominating a fellow volunteer(s) for a Girl Scout adult award to be recognized at the Girl Scouts Annual Meeting. Learn more about the awards below.

Deadline for all nominations and endorsement letters for the awards presented at Annual Meeting is January 16, 2019!

 

Awards Presented at Annual Meeting

Volunteer of Excellence

Requires a nomination letter and one endorsement letter.

The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls to implement the Girl Scout leadership Experience (GSLE) 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. This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The nominee has successfully completed a term of service and all requirements for the position.
  • The nominee has performed beyond expectations of the position to deliver the GSLE to girls using the National Program Portfolio, or has been above and beyond the expectations of the position and has supported the council's mission-delivery goals in one or more of the following functional areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Relations and Support Program, Leadership and Governance, Fund Development or Council Support Service.
Appreciation Pin

Requires a nomination letter and one endorsement letter.

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one service unit, contributes to expanding the council’s reach and surpassing its mission-delivery goals for that area.  This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and has made an impact on at least one service unit within the council’s jurisdiction.
Honor Pin

Requires a nomination letter and one endorsement letter.

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and has had a measurable impact on two or more service units, contributing to the goals of the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery.  This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and has made an impact on two or more service units within the council’s jurisdiction.
Thanks Badge l

Requires a nomination letter and two endorsement letters.

The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement. This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefited the total council or the entire Girl Scout Movement and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

 

 

Thanks Badge ll

Requires a nomination letter and two endorsement letters.

The Thanks II Badge honors a previous Thanks Badge recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement. This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The nominee has received the Thanks Badge.
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefited the total council or the entire Girl Scout Movement and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

 

President's Award

Requires a nomination letter and one endorsement letter.

The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service unit team whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.  This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • All service team members are registered girl scouts.
  • All service team members have met all requirements and expectations of the position held.
  • The Service delivery team has significantly contributed to meeting one or more of the council’s mission-delivery goals.
  • The service delivery team reflects the diversity of the target audience or area it serves, in girl and adult membership, in all pathways offered.
  • The service delivery team actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.

 

Heart of Gold Award

Requires a nomination letter and two endorsement letters.

The Heart of Gold award recognizes the long-term impact a volunteer has had on girls and adults in his/her community through involvement in Girl Scouting.  The service of this volunteer has been an integral part of maintaining and recruiting new girls and/or adults in one or more areas of the council.  This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The nominee has been involved in Girl Scouts as an adult for a minimum of 20 year.

Example of Nominee - Mary has been involved in Girl Scouts since her daughter was a Brownie and now helps with her granddaughter’s troop!  She has found her passion is working with older girls and has mentored several girls earning their Gold Awards.  Mary is also always willing to help new leaders or leaders beginning to work with older girls.  She is a staple at the local day camp every year.  She has previously been the director and continues to make an appearance annually sharing her love of Girl Scout songs and traditions.  Everyone in the community thinks of Mary when they think of Girl Scouting and girls want to join just to take part in her activities and troop.

 

Living Her Legacy Award

Requires a nomination letter.

The Living Her Legacy award recognizes a leader, co-leader or leadership team that started a troop as kindergarten Daisies and continued the same troop until the girls became graduated Ambassadors.  This award is presented at our annual meeting.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
  • The nominee has been in a leadership role with the same troop for the entire 13 years.

 

 

Awards Presented at Service Unit Meetings

6.5. Adult Awards
GSofSI Spotlight Award

Requires a nomination letter.

The Spotlight award recognizes multiple GSofSI volunteers per month.  Any volunteer can nominate a fellow volunteer when you see them shining in the “Spotlight” doing something outstanding for the girls, troop, service unit or council. Please make sure you express to us in a few sentences in your nomination why you want this volunteer to be recognized.

Criteria

  • The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout in good standing.
VTK Rocks Award

The VTK Rocks award will be presented quarterly to the service units with the highest percentage of troops that the leaders have completed a year plan.  No nomination required as council will determine which service units have met this goal.

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