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Volunteer Awards

Adult volunteers make Girl Scouting happen! Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, girls are standing up, standing out, and standing tall in every aspect of their lives.

Each year, we recognize adult volunteers for exemplary service and going above and beyond expectations to support the Girl Scout mission. And we need your help!

Any girl, parent, volunteer, or adult Girl Scout member may nominate an outstanding volunteer! Awards are presented at the annual GSGI Circle of Excellence event each spring.

Here are the easy steps to nominate a volunteer: 

1. Check out the Volunteer Award descriptions to find which award best fits your nominee. 

2. Gather any materials required for the nomination for that award (this will include letters of support from others). 

3. Fill out the Volunteer Award Nomination Form online. Be sure to provide details and specific examples on your nomination form, so that the volunteer award committee can understand how special this volunteer is to you! Note: nominations for the 2023 Circle of Excellence Event are now closed. Join us on April 15 to celebrate!

For Girls and Parents

Thanking your troop leader: Everyday little things go a long way. A card from the girls, handmade gifts, photo keepsakes – these are special ways for girls to say thank you and often times mean the most. Thank yous might be made on Girl Scout holidays, at service unit meetings, at troop meetings, at a special recognition events, immediately following services rendered, etc. When your troop leader is recognized, it will make the expression of gratitude memorable.

Girl Scout Leader Day: April 22 is official Girl Scout Leader Day, honoring all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.  Appreciation can be shown on this special day and all through the year.