Best Practices for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Awards Process
Our Adult Awards committee has shared some tips for making nominations.
Be sure to share how the nominee has delivered incredible volunteer service that went “above and beyond expectations” of what is included in their volunteer position description.
Be detailed! Let our committee know why the nominee is doing a great
job with specific examples.
“She stepped up to volunteer with a second troop when it needed a leader and did such a great job that all 12 girls renewed their membership!” vs. “She is doing a great job!”
“He volunteered to run stations at six of our Service Unit’s events this year, as well as co-hosted a Cookie Cupboard.” vs. “He helps a lot at events.”
Help us share appreciation! There are so many incredible women and men in our organization. Please try to wait 2+ years before nominating a volunteer who has recently earned a Girl Scouts Adult Award. Consider using informal recognitions between awards to encourage great volunteers to continue serving while they grow in the Girl Scout organization, like the Council Spotlight Award or any award a specific service unit might have to offer.