appreciation and recognition

Volunteers appreciate special, enduring thanks for their efforts. Girl Scout volunteers
are the lifeblood of the Girl Scout Movement. They give selflessly of their time and talents to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character.

Whether they serve directly or indirectly with girls, the efforts of Girl Scout volunteers
leave lasting impressions on both the girls and other adult volunteers. The following summary will help you choose the appropriate award for adult volunteers whom you wish to recognize.


Adult Recognitions Digest
This resource will provide detailed information on GSUSA and GSCM awards information.  Download 06-100 Adult Recognitions Digest.

Endorsement Letters
How to write an endorsement letter

Award endorsement letters must be written by someone other than the person completing the  award nomination form.

Mission Delivery
Many of the new GSUSA awards reference the council’s mission delivery goals.  Here is a copy of our current year’s mission delivery goals as they would relate to the President’s and other GSUSA awards.

GSCM Daisy Award
Recognizes member and non-member adults who serve troops, communities, counties, council, or Girl Scouting in a supporting role such as Troop Committee members, Cookie Managers, Event Directors, community persons volunteering on behalf of Girl Scouting.  Candidates must have served in that role for more than one year.
Submit form 06-118 Daisy Award.

GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence

Recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience 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. Requires (2) letters of endorsement.
Submit form 06-119 – Volunteer of Excellence.

GSCM EverGreen Award
Recognizes a member for 50+ years of membership in Girl Scouting. It is presented at the council’s Annual Meeting. The GSCM Adult Recognitions Committee reviews members’ registration information. Submit form 06-500.

GSUSA Appreciation Pin
Recognizes a member’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has a measureable impact within one geographic area/service unit. Requires (2) letters of endorsement.
Submit form 06-116 – Appreciation Pin and Black-Eyed Susan.

GSCM Black-Eyed Susan Pin
Recognizes continued outstanding service given by a GSUSA Appreciation Pin recipient in the geographic/service unit.  Requires two (2) letters of endorsement.
Submit form 06-116 – Appreciation Pin and Black-Eyed Susan.

GSUSA Honor Pin
Recognizes a member’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has a measurable impact on two or more geographic area/service units. Requires three (3) letters of endorsement.
Submit form 06-120 Honor Pin.

GSUSA Thanks Badge
To recognize outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout organization. Requires four (4) letters of endorsement.
Submit form 06-104 – Thanks Badge.

GSUSA Thanks Badge II
To recognize a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefitting the entire Girl Scout movement. Requires four (4) letters of endorsement.
Submit form 06-104 Thanks Badge II.

GSUSA President’s Award
Recognizes the efforts of a service team, committee, or volunteer 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.
Submit form 06-117 – President’s Award.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
There are many ways to say thank you. Here are some helpful resources for you to use.

 

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