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Volunteer Recognition

Girl Scout awards are deeply rooted in tradition and create a great sense of pride for volunteers. Each year, Girl Scouts formally recognizes those Girl Scout adult members whose accomplishments are significant. Awarded recognitions provide the means to acknowledge individuals for their unique and outstanding service.

A formal nomination system has been established by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Recommendations for adult awards can be initiated by adult volunteers, Service Unit task groups, and/or family members. The selection of recipients is made by a council task group/board of directors. This increases the significance of the honor.

Volunteer Awards:

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Volunteer of Excellence
  • The Appreciation Pin
  • The Honor Pin
  • Thanks Badge
  • Thanks Badge II
  • President's Award

The 2019-2020 Volunteer Recognition nomination period has ended. 

Please email Customer Care if you have any questions.

Awards Criteria

Do you know a Girl Scout volunteer who deserves an adult recognition?
Use this flow chart to find out which adult award is appropriate. All nominations and letters must be submitted to headquarters by February 7, 2020. 

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Nominations for 2019-2020 Volunteer Recognitions is now open!  

Please contact for any questions.