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Volunteer Month

Things may look and feel very different right now, but what hasn’t changed is the outsized impact you continue to have on girls’ lives. When you take the lead as a volunteer, girls discover that they too can take on leadership roles and change the world. 

That's why National Volunteer Month is so near and dear to our hearts. Every April, we celebrate the powerful, life-changing contributions our volunteers make to Girl Scouts all year long. No matter what the world throws at us, you are the ones who keep the Girl Scout spirit strong—and whatever you bring to Girl Scouts at this time, your efforts are incredible and appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Additionally, every year on April 22—Girl Scout Leader’s Day—we give extra kudos to you. Troop leaders: we love you, and we’re forever grateful to you for being the role models girls look up to, especially in challenging times like these.

Because YOU deserve something special we are scheduling “YOU” time. We’ll all get together and celebrate how fabulous our volunteers are:

Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 p.m.
Sp-ahhhh Night

AND to celebrate your incredible resiliency and hard work that make our council great, please join us on Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. for a virtual Volunteer Recognition Celebration event on Zoom.


Adult Recognitions and Awards

We have amazing, out-of-this-world volunteers serving girls across our 22 counties. Because of our volunteers, our girls reach for the stars and learn that being a Girl Scout is awesome. To recognize this dedication and service, there are several ways parents, girls, and fellow volunteers can say thank you!


Volunteer Spotlight

Shine the spotlight on a Girl Scout volunteer! Email our Customer Care team with a volunteer who deserves to be recognized and we'll do the rest! Volunteer Spotlights are featured on our social media channels and are a fantastic way to publicly applaud volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of our girl and adult members. Be sure to use the subject line “Volunteer Spotlight.”


Council Awards and Recognitions

Volunteers Years of Service pins are given out to volunteers in 5-year increments (5 year, 10 year, 15 year, etc.) to recognize his/her active years of volunteer service.

The following process applies to these awards: Volunteer of Excellence, President's Award, Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II.

Refer to Adult Awards Fact Sheet for more information.


Nomination Form

The nominating individual or group completes the nomination form.  Give pertinent facts, dates, positions held (if any). Provide objective, results-oriented information on how the service given meets the award requirements.

Letters of Endorsement
Attach letters of endorsement to the nomination form using outline provided:

Volunteer of Excellence 2 letters of endorsement
President's Award 1 letter of endorsement
Appreciation Pin 2 letters of endorsement
Honor Pin 3 letters of endorsement
Thanks Badge 4 letters of endorsement
Thanks Badge II 4 letters of endorsement

Letters of endorsement should come from someone other than the person making the nomination. Consider carefully the persons chosen to write the letters in support of the nominee. Persons writing recommendations should be able to convey objective information and their feelings clearly and concisely through the written word.  Persons writing recommendations should be willing to complete and return them to the nominating individual or group.