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Volunteer Recognitions

Volunteer Recognition is a way to honor adult volunteers whose services directly or indirectly support or enhance girl experiences in Girl Scouting. The quality of the individual’s accomplishments is a key factor for recognizing someone.

When an individual or group in Girl Scouting has served with unusual distinction for a larger geographic area, formal recognition may be appropriate. Honoring the service of our adult volunteers for their strong commitment and devotion to Girl Scouting is an established part of the Girl Scout program. These awards reinforce the qualities and service that Girl Scouting values provide.

Formal council level awards are presented each fall at the GSNEO Volunteer Recognition Event. Nominations and endorsements are accepted at any time throughout the year; but each year there is a cut-off date of August 1. Nominations/endorsements received after August 1 will be awarded at the following years’ recognition event. 

2021 Volunteer Recognition Awardees

Nomination Process

Before nominating someone, check the list to see what awards they may have already received.

>>Past Volunteer Recognition Awardees

To Nominate a Volunteer:

See below for online nomination forms.

To Endorse a Volunteer:

Use the online form. Endorsement forms for all national and council awards are the same. 

National and Council Recognitions

Appreciation Pin
Appreciation

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measurable impact on one geographic area of service, helps accomplish and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.

 

Online Nomination Form

 

 

Honor Pin
Honor

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

 

Online Nomination Form

 

Thanks Badge
Thanks Badge

Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

 

Online Nomination Form

Thanks Badge II
Thanks Badge Two

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement.

 

 

Online Nomination Form

GSNEO Award
Award

GSNEO Award

The Girl Scouts of North East Ohio Award recognizes any individual or group whose outstanding service to a Council-wide assignment, committee, or whose service and dedication impacts the success and development of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

 

Online Nomination Form

GSNEO Forever Green
Forever Green

GSNEO Forever Green

This award may be presented to Volunteers who are nominated after receiving the Honor, Thanks Badge, and Thanks Badge II.

 

Online Nomination Form

Service Unit Awards & President's Award

Service Unit Awards & President's Award

For information regarding Service Unit Awards and Presidents Award, Service Unit Directors should contact their Community Membership Executive.

>> President's Award Online Form