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Adult Recognitions

Contributing to a girl's development of courage, confidence, and character is one of the many rewards associated with being a Girl Scout volunteer. Another is the honor of your contributions being recognized by your peers. Nominate a fellow volunteer for their outstanding service, and encourage girls and parents to do the same!

Deadline: Nominations for service performed during the 2020 or 2021 membership year will be accepted through May 1, 2021. The current nomination form must be used. Outdated versions of the nomination form will not be accepted.

 

2020 National Awards

Volunteer of Excellence

This award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway, to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

Read the full award description here.

Nominate someone for this award here.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients: 
Amanda Buchanan
Amanda Houston
Amanda Jennings
Amanda Lawson Mullins
Amanda Mills
Amanda Patterson
Angel Johnson
Angie Hicks
Anne  Pirtle
Ashley Weaver
Barbara Hatcher
Belinda Levy
Carol Adamson
Carol Ann Bowser
Caroline Light
Carrie Duncanson
Cassie Ogle
Christi Ogle
Christy Humphrey
Danielle Williams
Dannielle Price
Darlene George
Donella McCarty
Donna Henderson
Elizabeth Bonner
Emily Best
Haley Wilson
Henrietta Hyder
Holly Conrad
Jennifer Warren
Juliet Grant
Karen Lane
Karoline Berg
Kathy Reece
Katie Young
Kelly Skubisz
Kelley Bales
Kirsten Shipp
Kisha Martin
Kishia Wilson
Kristen Evans
Kristen Hincher
Laura Lucas
Letha Peters
Linda Blazek
Lisa Counts
Maria Lane
Mary Tolley
Melody Channell Austin
Meredith Glover
Natasha Sexton
Rachael Dean-Renfro
Rebecca Hatfield
Rhonda Tinker
Samantha Andersen
Samantha Herron
Sara Mary Wallace
Sarah Stamp
Shauna Allen
Tammy Wilson
Tanya McInturff
Terri Brady
Tina Mcnew
Tracy Cook

 

President's Award

The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service team, committee, or volunteer team whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.

Read the full award description here.

Nominate someone for this award here.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients:

Kathleen Ross
Tammy Sears
Tiffany Carnes
Vickie Aragon
Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measurable impact on one geographic area of service, helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.

Read the full award description here.

Nominate someone for the award here.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients: 
Angelina Carney
Belle Gates
Brandi Wilson
Brandy Nixon
Chris Burke
Christine Calvin
Delea Patterson
Everly Manes
Jane Tyner
Janet Johnson
Jennifer Contreras
Kathy Stone
Kaylene Martin
Kelley Rowland
Kristin England
Kurtis Miller
Mary Miller
Nancy Haney
Nicole Berkheimer
Samantha Jorgenson
Susan Olinger
Tammy Webb
Theresa Critchfield
Winnie Paris
Laura Medina
Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, to reach and surpass the mission delivery goals of the council.

Read the full award description here.

Nominate someone for this award here.

Congratulations to the 2020 recipient: 
Jennifer Cowan
Joy Hall
Julie Adams
Patti Loveless
Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Read the full award description here.

Nominate someone for this award here.

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Read the full award description here.

Nominate someone for this award here.

 

Questions?

What if I'm not sure about which award to nominate someone for?

Begin the nomination form, and the form will guide you towards the correct selection. You can call 800-474-1912 or email info@girlscoutcsa.org for more assistance, if needed.

Can you explain the awards and award progression in further detail?

Download a visual description here.

How are selections made?

Nominations

  • Nominators will complete an online nomination form that provides required information for the nomination rubric.
  • Area Directors will monitor submitted nominations and confirm the basic requirements for all adult awards (as stated in rubric).
  • Area Directors will remind nominators of required letters of support that have not yet been received, one week prior to submission deadline.
  • Annual submission deadline will be May 1.

 

Review

  • The recognitions committee reviewing all nominations will be composed of:

—Three Area Directors

—One to Two Board Members

—Two to Four Volunteers

  • The recognitions committee will determine whether each nomination meets the award criteria using the adult awards rubric applicable to the award.
When will nominees know of the decision?
  • The recognitions committee will approve or deny nominations for the Volunteer of Excellence and President’s Award by June 1.
  • The recognitions committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors or deny nominations for Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge, and Thanks Badge II by June 15.
  • The Board of Directors will approve or deny nominations for Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge, and Thanks Badge II at the July Board Meeting.
When/Where will awards be presented?
  • Approved awards will be presented at the GSCSA Leadership Summit on Aug. 22, 2020 at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN. 
  • Award recipients will receive the pin and/or certificate appropriate for the award received.