The Appreciation Pin was instituted in 1976 by GSUSA. It honors outstanding service performed by the candidate which benefits at least one service unit or program delivery audience, and which contributes to the goals and objectives of the council.
Criteria for Selection
|General:||The candidate is a current registered member of the Council.|
|Focus of Service:||Benefits at least one service unit, program delivery audience or committee.|
|Impact of Service:||Significant service above and beyond the expectations of the position(s) held.|
Presentation of Award
- May be given at council event or service unit events.
- Cost is paid by the Council.
Adult Recognition Committee and Board of Directors
Examples of Possible Candidates
Potential candidates might include, but are not limited to:
- A troop leader who also served on the service unit team. Three years ago, he started and chaired a committee that organized service unit-wide events for Girl Scout special days and year-end bridging. He has continued to coordinate the celebrations, but has recruited other volunteers to chair individual activities, which has led to bigger and better events and more community exposure. These events have helped in girl recruitment, leading to a 10% increase in girl membership in the service unit over the past three years.
- A service unit team member who has initiated innovative ways of increasing both participation in and contributions to the Family Partnership campaign. She makes frequent contact with the troop leaders and often visits parent meetings and troop events to promote Family Partnership. Her service unit has had 100% troop participation for the past three years.
Endorsements Required: 2