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Save the Date: April 25, 2020

Volunteer Recognitions

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 spring 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 February 1.  Nominations/endorsements received after February 1 will be awarded at the following years’ recognition event.

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

>>Past Volunteer Recognition Awardees

>>Printable Volunteer Recognition Flyer

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 Level Awards


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

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

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 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



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

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

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


President's Award Online Form