Adult Recognitions Toolkit!
We appreciate all of our volunteers and feel they deserve to be recognized for their contributions! Show your appreciation and how you value their time by nominating them! Nominate a volunteer who has shown outstanding contributions and has made a significant impact in their girls' lives.
Click the picture below to access our new, interactive Adult Recognitions Toolkit. This exciting new toolkit takes you step-by-step through the volunteer recognitions process, as well as giving tips on writing good nominations and endorsements.
Official Girl Scout Awards
The following is a summary of the GSUSA and GSBDC official adult awards. Detailed descriptions of each award, along with nomination criteria, examples of potential award candidates, and the appropriate forms can be found in the "Saying Thanks" guide to volunteer recognitions. For more information or additional awards resources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer of Excellence Award
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 the 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. Due date is determined by the local Service Unit team. Download Volunteer of Excellence nomination form.
The Appreciation Pin
The Appreciation Pin also recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the GSLE, but for this pin the impact is within one geographic area of service. Due Date for nominations and endorsements is the first Friday of February.
The Honor Pin
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; this support has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service to reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the Council. Due Date for nominations and endorsements is the first Friday of February.
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. Due Date for nominations and endorsements is the first Friday of February.
Thanks Badge II
The Thanks Badge II honors previous Thanks Badge award recipients who have continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefiting the entire Girl Scout Movement. Due Date for nominations and endorsements is the first Friday of February.
Black Diamond Pin
The Black Diamond Pin recognizes volunteers who have made a significant impact on Council goals; a service so outstanding and beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate. This award is only available to adults who have had active membership at Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council for at least six years. Due Date for nominations and endorsements is the first Friday of February.
The 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. Due Date for nominations and endorsements is the first Friday of February.
Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form
The Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal
This prestigious national award is granted to individuals and Councils who have enhanced and progressed the understanding of the global aspects of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting, which empowers girls to be global citizens.
Download Individual Nomination Form
Download Council Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Letter Outline