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Adult Awards

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Volunteers make Girl Scouting possible.  The time and talent they devote to enriching girls lives is truly remarkable and makes a lasting impact on the lives of girls, our local communities and the world.   To help honor the amazing women and men making a difference through the Girl Scout movement, please consider nominating a volunteer (or volunteers) for a Girl Scout adult award.

Annual Awards

Every year at the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Annual Meeting, we hold a very special awards ceremony to honor extraordinary volunteers and all that they have contributed to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  Here are some of the basics regarding the Adult Award nomination process.  For more detailed information, please view the full Guidelines and Criteria.

• Nominations can be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to the Volunteer Experience Department.  Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (postmarked no later than January 13).

• The Adult Awards are given to adult volunteers and volunteer service-delivery teams or committees.

• The nominating individual cannot also submit an Endorsement for the same person.

• Adult Awards are submitted to the Adult Awards Committee.  The committee reviews and approves these recognitions based upon criteria put forth from the Girl Scouts of U.S.A. 

• Members of the Adult Awards Committee cannot nominate or endorse volunteers.

• Council staff may not nominate; however, they may submit an Endorsement.

• All award recipients must be registered members of Girl Scout of U.S.A. and be in good financial standing with no outstanding debt to GSSI.

For more information, please contact Customer Care at:  customercare@gsofsi.org or 800.345.6858.


Nomination Form for ALL awards:
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSSIAdultAwardNomination
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Email or Print using this fillable PDF Nomination Form

Volunteer of Excellence Endorsement Form:
(1 endorsement required and nomination form must also be completed)
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSSIAdultAwardEndorsement
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Email or Print using this fillable PDF Endorsement – Volunteer of Excellence

President’s Award Endorsement Form: 
(1 endorsement required and nomination form must also be completed)
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWC7WHH
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Email or Print using this fillable PDF Endorsement – President’s Award

Appreciation Pin Endorsement Form: 
(1 endorsement required and nomination form must also be completed)
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QW3RK83
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Email or Print using this fillable PDF Endorsement – Appreciation Pin

Honor Pin Endorsement:
(2 endorsement required and nomination form must also be completed)
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QWP5DW3
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Email or Print using this fillable PDF Endorsement – Honor Pin

Thanks Badge I & II Endorsement:
(3 endorsement required and nomination form must also be completed)
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QSVJVMW
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Email or Print using this fillable PDF Endorsement – Thanks Badge

Heart of Gold Endorsement:
(3 endorsement required and nomination form must also be completed)
Complete online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KRFXR8S
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Email of Print using this fillable PDF Endorsement – Heart of Gold

6.5. Adult Awards

GSSI Spotlight Award (monthly)

GSSI’s Spotlight Award recognizes multiple GSSI volunteers per month and there is no form required. To make a nomination, you can just e-mail or tell your Service Unit Manager or Volunteer Experience Manager. Please include the volunteer’s name, Service Unit number and one or two sentences that express why you would like that volunteer to be recognized. Help us put the Spotlight on our awesome volunteers!