Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Adult Recognition Leadership of Excellence Award Nomination Guidelines
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.
1. The nominee is a registered adult Girl Scout.
2. The nominee directly impacts the lives of girls in a profound way.
3. The nominee’s profound direct impact benefits girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).
Anyone familiar with the nominee’s service submits a nomination form accompanied by a letter of support from one of the following:
- A parent having knowledge of the nominee’s leadership roles and direct impact on girls.
- A girl not related to the nominee, who has been directly impacted by the nominee’s
- A service team member or other volunteer who works directly with the nominee and is
- familiar with the nominee’s leadership and impact on girls.
- A Girl Scouts of Central Indiana staff member who is familiar with the nominee’s
- leadership and impact on girls.
The nomination form, outlining concrete examples must relate the nominee’s profound direct impact on the lives of girls to the three leadership keys, Discover, Connect, and Take Action. At least one of the five outcomes in each of the three leadership keys must be addressed.
The Nomination form and letter of support is submitted to Volunteer Services by February 1. The nomination is reviewed by the recognition committee and approves or denies it.
Example of nominee:
A Cadette Girl Scout had a friend that was being bullied at school. She thought about how bullying would affect her if she was the target. The Cadette discussed this with her troop leader and so a discussion was opened up at the next troop meeting. The girls did a roundtable discussion and shared their own experiences, either personally or about someone they knew and discovered their own sense of self and began to gain their own confidence in dealing with outside pressures. The leader arranged for an outside speaker to come to a troop meeting and talk about bullying. The girls were able to identify bullying tactics and aggressive behaviors in others. The troop leader challenged the girls to identify what action they could take in their school to help address this problem. After talking to the school principal and school counselor, a task force of students and faculty was formed to put together a series of workshops at their school. The leader took the time to listen and took the concerns seriously. The leader encouraged and supported the girls to show the courage, confidence and character to tackle a real, difficult and ever increasing social problem. The impact was far-reaching beyond the girls in the troop and reports of bullying decreased in the school after the workshops were implemented.