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Adult Awards

Being a Girl Scout volunteer is a big but rewarding experience.  Many go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of girls. Do you know someone who makes a lasting impact? Nominate them for a GSUSA Adult Award. Guidelines and nomination forms are listed below for each award. To nominate a volunteer just open the drop down box, click on the award name and complete the simple online form. Nominations must be submitted no later than February 1 of each yeaR.

Contact Meg Booth for additional information. 

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes adult volunteer who has delivered outstanding service to at least one service unit in a way that impacts the council’s goals and objectives. Guidelines

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. Guidelines


Thanks Badge

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. Guidelines


Thanks Badge II

Thanks Badge II 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. Guidelines


Leadership of Excellence

The Leadership of Excellence Award is one that is unique to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and 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 is open to all leadership roles in all pathways. The award represents the leadership of Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts’ founder. Guidelines


Volunteer of Excellence

The Volunteer of Excellence 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. Guidelines


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Informal Adult recognitions
 

Recognition—do it often and make it meaningful. We have put together 10 Simple Ways to Thank Volunteers to get you started, get creative, there are so many great ideas! Informal recognitions are day-to-day ways to say “thank you” to volunteers. These sincere expressions of appreciation are based on specific contributions and are given in a timely manner.  Informal recognition is powerful and effective, because volunteers feel valued by a personal touch.


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Informal Ways to Recognize Volunteers

Girl Scout tokens — check the Girl Scout catalogue or visit our Girl Scout Shop
Celebrate Leader Appreciation Day on April 22
Certificates
Personal handwritten note cards
Scrapbook
Telephone call
Electronic greeting cards
Flowers
Framed photo or picture collage
Themed recognition (hearts, shamrocks, stars, angels)
Fun awards (wishbone, funny bone, backbone, hats, gems and rocks, hand, puzzle piece)
One minute praise to say thanks
Troop Committee Thank You Gift Ideas