Formal adult recognitions awards

The nomination should be results-oriented, measurable, and include real impact stories. Formal awards are presented annually and given to an individual or group of volunteers.
 

Girl Scouts of the USA recognitions awarded at the council level

A nomination form must be completed and submitted to Volunteer Services by February 1. Nominations are reviewed by the council’s recognition committee, which approves or denies the nomination. The nominations are presented to the Board of Directors for confirmation.
 

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, having measureable impact on at least one geographic area of service or service unit, helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area. The service performed by the candidate is above and beyond the expectations for the position held.

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, having measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service or service units, allows the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals. The service performed by the candidate is above and beyond the expectations for the position held.

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. The outstanding service performed by the candidate is significantly above and beyond the call of duty.

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, which resulted in a measurable impact benefitting the council or entire Girl Scout Movement.

President’s Award

The President’s Award recognizes the effort of a service team, committee, or volunteer team whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpasses team goals and results in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.


Girl Scouts of Central Indiana recognition awarded at the council level

This award is open to all adult leadership roles including troop, camp, series, events, and travel pathways to girls’ participation in Girl Scouting. A nomination form and at least one letter of support as defined in the nomination guidelines must be submitted to Volunteer Services by February 1. The nomination is reviewed by the council’s recognition committee, which approves or denies the nomination.
 

Leadership of Excellence Award

The Leadership of Excellence Award recognizes an adult volunteer who demonstrates a profound direct impact on the lives of girls and serves as a positive role model. The impact must benefit the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and address the three leadership keys: Discover, Connect, and Take Action. At least one of the five outcomes in each of the leadership keys must be identified.


Girl Scouts of the USA recognition awarded at the national level

A council or individual completes the GSUSA nomination form(s) in full and submits, along with two letters of endorsement, to Volunteer Services. The nomination is submitted to the Vice President of Global Girl Scouting at GSUSA. This prestigious national award is reviewed by the International Commissioner and approved by the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors. The Vice President of Global Girl Scouting is responsible for acquiring the medal and coordinating the presentation of the award to the nominee.
 

Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal

The Juliette Low World Friendship Medal is awarded to individuals and councils who have enriched and leveraged the global understanding of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to grow responsible global citizens. Criteria include impact on girls, commitment, global awareness, leadership, and membership.


Girl Scouts of the USA recognition awarded at the service unit level

A nomination form must be completed and submitted to the service team recognition coordinator or to Volunteer Services by March 1. Nominations are reviewed by the service team recognition committee, which approves or denies the nomination. This award is presented by the service unit.

Volunteer of Excellence

This award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio, or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.