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.
Honor Pin Award Nomination Guidelines
Criteria: The nominee is an active, registered adult Girl Scout. The service performed by the nominee is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and made an impact on two or more service units within the council jurisdiction.
Nomination: A nomination form is completed and submitted to Director of Adult Outreach by February 1, along with supporting documentation needed to indicate how the nominee meets the criteria. The recognition committee reviews the nomination documentation, then approves or denies it. The recognition committee sends notification of the decision to the council's board of directors for confirmation.
Example of nominee: A facilitator or service team member realized that although the council created workshops and resources on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), at volunteer meetings she heard comments indicating that many volunteers still were hesitant to use Journeys to deliver the GSLE to girls. She worked with a service team member to develop a GSLE mentor role, which would support all direct-service or leadership volunteers as they implemented what they learned in the workshops and put Journeys into action. This mentor role was piloted in four service-delivery teams where, after the first year, Journey sales increased by 30 percent; girls shared the impact of 14 new take-action projects via the council's enewsletter; and the use of Journeys by girls in troops increased 12 percent.