Volunteers are the HEART of Girl Scouting! They offer their time, talents, skills and financial resources to make the organization what it is. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont owes a tremendous amount of gratitude to the volunteers who make the Girl Scout program happen within our council. Many of these volunteers give service beyond the expectations of their position and deserve public recognition for their dedication to the girls and the Girl Scout organization.
Who should be recognized?
- Leaders/co-leaders/assistant leaders
- Troop committee members
- Supportive and involved parents
- Group coordinators
- Service team members
- Special service adults
- Civic leaders & community organizations
- Members of the board of directors
Although we immediately think of annual meetings and board-approved recognition as times to recognize volunteers, there are many other appropriate times to keep in mind including Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday (October 31), Girl Scout’s birthday (March 12), Leader’s Day (April 22), National Volunteer Week (April), bridging ceremonies and service unit events.
Troop Level & Service Unit Recognitions
The Troop Level and Service Unit Recognition booklet below provides more detailed information about the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont troop and service unit recognitions. It also includes advice on who to nominate, how to nominate a volunteer and how to write a letter of endorsement.
Membership Numeral Guard & Years of Service – The Membership Numeral Guard and Years of Service pins are appropriate for volunteers with a total of five or more membership years as a Girl Scout and/or five or more years as a Girl Scout volunteer. These pins are awarded in five year increments.
Growing Green Award recognizes first year leaders, who do an exceptional job of delivering Girl Scouting to their girls.
Leader for All Seasons Award encourages troops to meet established benchmarks for numbers of meetings and programs.
Shining Volunteer Award recognizes parents and other volunteers who support the troop.
Trefoil Troop Award encourages active troops with girl-planned activities.
Council Level Board-Approved Recognitions
The booklet below provides more detailed information about the Girl Scouts of the USA adult recognitions. It also includes advice on who to nominate, how to nominate a volunteer and how to write a letter of endorsement.
Click here for the 2014 Board-Approved Recognitions booklet.
The Appreciation Award recognizes outstanding service, which contributes to the achievement of the council’s goals in at least one service area.
The Honor Award recognizes service beyond expectations of the position to two or more geographic areas.
Thanks Badge Award
The Thanks Badge recognizes truly outstanding service benefiting the total council or the entire Girl Scout organization and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.
Thanks Badge II Award
The Thanks Badge II recognizes continuing outstanding service benefiting the total council or the entire Girl Scout organization that is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.