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Volunteer Awards and Recognition

At Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, we value all adult members, and recognize the contribution each volunteer makes in developing girl leaders. With gratitude, we award Girl Scout Volunteer Awards to volunteers who provide outstanding service, and go above and beyond expectations for their role to make a difference in our Movement. 

Showing love and appreciation for volunteers is a powerful Girl Scout tradition. After all, adult volunteers make Girl Scouting possible! Let’s shout it from the rooftops—take a moment to nominate a Girl Scout volunteer who has made a difference.

Nominations are due by March 30 every year, and awards will be presented at a local volunteer celebration and ceremony.

Select an award category below to learn more! Or see our Volunteer Awards At-A-Glance.

Appreciation Pin
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The Appreciation Pin recognizes a volunteer's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in one geographic area.
 
What makes a volunteer eligible for this award?
  • Service to girl or adult members in one specific geographic area of council
  • Helping reach or surpass mission delivery goals in that area 
  • Outstanding service above and beyond expectations
  • Must be a registered adult member of Girl Scouts
What's the nomination process?
  1. An individual or group familiar with the service performed by the nominee must complete the nomination form by March 30.
  2. The Recognition Committee will review on-time applications.
  3. Successful nominees will be invited to receive the award at the Women of Distinction ceremony in April.

One volunteer from each Area Team area can be awarded the Appreciation Pin. (Maximum of 13 recipients per year.)

Volunteer of Excellence
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The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed to our mission while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through the use of books, badges and awards.
 
What makes a volunteer eligible for this award?
  • Outstanding direct service to girl members, using the National Program Portfolio (Girl Scout's Guide to Girl Scouting and Journeys)
  • Actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior
  • Must be a registered adult member of Girl Scouts
What's the nomination process?
  1. An individual or group familiar with the service performed by the nominee must complete the nomination form by March 30.
  2. The Recognition Committee will review on-time applications.
  3. Successful nominees will be invited to receive the award at the Women of Distinction ceremony in April.

(Maximum of 2 recipients per year.)

Honor Pin
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The Honor Pin recognizes a volunteer's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service.
 
What makes a volunteer eligible for this award?
  • Outstanding service in two or more geographic areas of council
  • Performs above and beyond expectations of their role to make an impact on girl and/or adult members
  • Must be a registered adult member of Girl Scouts
What's the nomination process?
  1. An individual or group familiar with the service performed by the nominee must complete the nomination form by March 30.
  2. The Recognition Committee will review on-time applications.
  3. Successful nominees will be invited to receive the award at the Women of Distinction ceremony in April.

(Maximum of 2 recipients per year.)

Newfound Treasure
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The Newfound Treasure Award recognizes the efforts of a newer volunteer who embodies the Girl Scout principle of helping where needed.
 
What makes a volunteer eligible for this award?
  • Strong demonstration of their commitment to Girl Scouting
  • Continually working to provide the best possible experience for girl or adult members
  • Must be a registered adult member of Girl Scouts
What's the nomination process?
  1. An individual or group familiar with the service performed by the nominee must complete the nomination form by March 30.
  2. The Recognition Committee will review on-time applications.
  3. Successful nominees will be invited to receive the award at the Women of Distinction ceremony in April.

(Maximum of 2 recipients per year.)

   

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FAQ
  • What kinds of stories or information should I include?  Check out our Tips & Tricks for Writing Strong Nominations.
  • Who can nominate a volunteer? Girl Scouts, caregivers, volunteers, staff, and even community members are welcome to nominate an individual, so long as they can speak to that nominee's Girl Scout experience and impact.