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Appreciation & Awards

Volunteers are key to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!

Recognizing the impact volunteers have is important! You can recognize volunteers both formally and informally. Keep reading to learn more!

Informal Appreciation

Just Say Thanks

Help us recognize outstanding individuals all year round with our new "Just Say Thanks" initiative! Through the link below, you can identify outstanding individuals who should receive an expression of appreciation from the GCNWI CEO, Nancy Wright.

Just Say Thanks »

Check out our Pinterest page for fun, easy ways to thank volunteers every day! »

Formal Appreciation

The focus of adult recognition awards is impact on girls and the Girl Scout movement.

The Adult Recognition Committee, comprised of volunteers from throughout the GCNWI Council, is serious about evaluating potential adult volunteers for the most prestigious awards a council may award to adult members.

Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2018. Late submissions will be held for the following year. 

Nominations can be submitted through the online nomination forms linked from each award description below.

Read tips for writing a strong nomination! [PDF]

Service Unit Awards
Hidden Heroine

This award honors a volunteer who provides above and beyond assistance to special projects, ongoing tasks, and support of Girl Scout programs in the Service unit, program delivery group, or other operational or governance group. This volunteer continually accepts assignments to keep Girl Scouting thriving.

Nominate a Hidden Heroine [PDF] » 

New Found Treasure

This award honors a volunteer who has made a positive impact on Girl Scouting in just a short time. This person’s performance is so outstanding that it merits recognition by the Service unit, program delivery, or governance unit. 

Nominate a New Found Treasure [PDF] »

Volunteer of Excellence

This award honors a volunteer who has contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the national program portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.  

Nominate a Volunteer of Excellence [PDF] »

 

GSUSA Awards - Board Approved
President’s Award

This group award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service resulted in significant impact toward reaching the council’s goals by achieving one or more of their unit’s goals. 

Nominate a group for the President's Award »

President’s Award FAQ » [PDF]

Appreciation Pin

This award honors a volunteer has provided outstanding service to at least one service unit or program delivery audience toward achievement of the council’s goals.

Nominate a Volunteer for the Appreciation Pin »

Submit a letter of Endorsement »

Honor Pin

This award honors a volunteer who has provided outstanding service to at least two service units or program delivery audiences in a way that furthers the council’s goals.  repeat links above

Nominate a Volunteer for the Honor Pin »

Submit a letter of Endorsement »

Thanks Badge

This award honors a volunteer who has provided exceptional, outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire movement.  The service is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Nominate a Volunteer for the Thanks Badge »

Submit a letter of Endorsement »

Thanks Badge II

This volunteer has received the Thanks Badge and has continued providing exceptional, outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire movement.  The service is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Nominate a Volunteer for the Thanks Badge II »

Submit a letter of Endorsement »

GCNWI Awards - Board Approved
Hall of Fame

This award honors a volunteer has been an adult member for at least 25 years, has delivered service that far exceeds the expectation of any position, and has had a lasting impact on the Girl Scout organization.  This award may be awarded posthumously.

Nominate a Volunteer for the Hall of Fame »

Dynamic and Incredible Staff of the Year aka DAISY

This award recognizes the outstanding service by a staff member that has resulted in the development of partnerships with volunteers and/or community leaders to at least one service unit or program delivery audience toward the achievement of the council’s goals, will benefit the entire council beyond the staff member’s tenure, goes far beyond the expectations of the employee’s job description, and supports the achievement of the council’s goals and strategic learning efforts.

Nominate a Staff Person for the DAISY Award »