Formal Recognitions

Official awards for superior service

Nominations and Endorsements


The deadline to submit nominations for most Council level recognitions is February 7, 2014
.  See the summary below for individual award information.


Who can nominate volunteers for outstanding accomplishments and service?  Any adult can begin the nomination process by completing the appropriate forms.  Each nomination is considered on its own merit and is not rated against other nominations.  The best nominations and endorsements include as much supporting information as possible.  Always include examples of times when the nominee significant strides toward excellence. See the resource section below or the "Saying Thanks" Guide to Volunteer Recognitions  or the new, interactive Adult Recognitions Toolkit for more information on writing nominations and endorsements.

Nominations and endorsements are happily accepted by mail, email or fax.  Don’t forget the appropriate signatures.  Video nominations and endorsements are also acceptable.  If you have questions or need a form mailed to you, please call your local Membership Development Coordinator or Tiffany Bailey, Volunteer Experience Manager.

Official 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.

New! Adult Recognitions Toolkit!


Click the picture below to access our new, interactive Adult Recogntions Toolkit. This exciting new toolkit takes you step-by-step through the volunteer recogntions process, as well as giving tips on writing good nominations and endoresements.

The 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 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 Leadership team.

Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form

Online Nomination Form
Online Endorsement 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 February 7, 2014.

Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form

Online Nomination Form
Online Endorsement Form

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 February, 2014.

Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form

Online Nomination Form
Online Endorsement Form

The 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.

Due date for nominations and endorsements is February 7, 2014.

Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form

Online Nomination Form
Online Endorsement Form

The 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 February 7, 2014.

Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form

Online Nomination Form
Online Endorsement Form

The 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 February 7, 2014.

Download Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Form

Online Nomination Form
Online Endorsement Form
 
 

 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: TBA

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.

Due date: TBA

Download Individual Nomination Form
Download  Council Nomination Form
Download Endorsement Letter Outline