President’s Award Guidelines and Application
The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service team whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals. The application must show measurable impact and information is based on the 2013 membership year (Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2013). Attach additional sheets as needed. Your MDM, product sales manager, fund development manager or membership statistician can help you obtain data you will need to support your narrative.
- All service team members are registered adult Girl Scouts and met requirements and expectations of the position held.
- The service-delivery team has significantly contributed to meeting one or more of the council’s mission-delivery goals.
- The service-delivery team reflects the diversity (e.g. race, culture, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic group) of the target audience or area it serves, in girl and adult membership, in all pathways offered.
- The service-delivery team actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.
An application is completed and submitted to Director of Adult Outreach by February 1, along with supporting documentation needed to indicate how the team meets the criteria. The application is reviewed by the recognition committee and approves or denies it. The recognition committee sends notification of the decision to the council’s board of directors for confirmation.
Example of Application:
A service team saw the need to better communicate information and opportunities with girls and adults in their service area. They organized a group of 15 teens and five adult volunteers, representing all communities in their service area to create new communication strategies using social media, including Facebook and Twitter. As a result, 36 percent more girls attended their local events, retention rate for girls exceeded greater than 65 percent, girl recruitment of cultural diversity increased by 10 percent, 90 percent of open service team positions were filled and they have 1,350 friends on Facebook including community groups and contacts.