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.
Adult 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 Adult 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.
Virtual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony
Click here to download the Volunteer Recognition 2020 Program.
As a surprise for our awardees we've created a Kudoboard with messages of gratitude and support from their nominators and endorsers! You can read the messages here.
Before nominating someone, check the list to see what awards they may have already received.
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
Thanks Badge II
GSNEO Forever Green
Service Unit Awards & President's Award