Volunteer Recognitions

Volunteer Recognitions

Volunteer Recognition

“Volunteers are the only human being on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.”  Erma Bombeck The ultimate responsibility for Girl Scouting rests with volunteers.  Recognizing and expressing our thanks to them is one of the most important things we can do.  There are many ways to show our appreciation – from giving them a warm thank you to nominating an individual for a council or national award.  Volunteers are enthusiastic only as long as they derive satisfaction from what they are doing.  Part of this satisfaction can come from the recognition they receive for a job well done. Our council values the contributions of volunteers toward our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The recognition process showcases the volunteers who give so much of themselves to our mission.

Earned AwardsNominated Awards
President's Award
Volunteer Years of Service
Member Years of Service
Volunteer of Excellence
Appreciation Pin
Honor Pin
Thanks Badge
Thanks Badge II


Volunteer of Excellence:  Nomination and letters of endorsement
are due March 1 OR one month before your local Green and White Celebration.

All Other Awards: Nomination and letters of endorsement
are due March 1.

President’s Award:  Applications
are due July 31 of current year.

Year Pins: Order forms
are due March 1 OR one month before your local Green and White Celebration.

Outstanding Service Award: Nomination
New award for short-term or episodic community volunteers helping at programs or events.

NOTE: Please save the fillable form(s) to your computer before filling it out. Save it again after completion and email it to the address listed on the form.


Not sure which award fits the volunteer?  Adult Recognitions at a Glance  has each award, who to consider, the criteria, the process for submitting the forms, and where it is presented.

Basic Tips for Completing Nomination Forms is a great tool for filling out the nomination forms and gives examples on how to write great letters.

Besides Girl Scout recognitions, there are many other ways to say “thanks” to volunteers.

Look online or come up with your own recognition ideas.

Visit Scholarships to discover ways to recognize phenomenal Girl Scouts in your service unit!