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									Adult
Recognitions
Packet
2010-2011




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                         Adult Recognitions Guidelines
                               Table of Contents

Recognition: An Attitude of Appreciation                    3
Some Ways to Say Thank You                                       4
Board Level Volunteer Recognitions At-a-Glance                   5
       Recognition Descriptions                                  7
       President’s Award                                    7
              Appreciation Pin                                        7
              Honor Pin                                               8
              Thanks Badge                                            8
              Thanks Badge II                                         9
Council Level Volunteer Recognitions At-a-Glance                 10
       Recognition Descriptions                                  15
              Episodic Volunteer Recognitions                    15
              Progressive Volunteer Awards                       16
              Spirit Award                                       17
              Mickey Hess Award                                  18
              Outdoor Enthusiast                                 18
              Courage, Confidence and Character Award            19
              Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout                    20
              Volunteer Years of Service Pin – 20+ years         20
              Membership Numeral Guard – 20+ years          20
              Trainer’s Pin and Rockers                          21
Service Unit Level Volunteer Recognitions At-a-Glance       23
       Recognition Descriptions                                  25
              Outstanding Volunteer Award                        25
              Outstanding Leader Award                           26
              Leadership Development Pin & Leaves                26
              Newcomer Award                                     27
              Community Service Award                            28
              Daisy Leadership Award                             28
              Volunteer Years of Service Pin – < 20 years        29
              Membership Numeral Guard – < 20 years              29
Additional Awards                                                30
Which Recognition is Appropriate?                                30
Action Plan for Submitting a Nomination                          31
Adult Recognitions Timeline                                           32
Guidelines for Letters of Endorsement                            32
Adult Recognition Nomination Forms                               35

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Service Unit Awards Summary   40




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                          Recognition: An Attitude of Appreciation
Adults in Girl Scouting give generously of their time, talent, resources and skills for many reasons. Their
dedication inspires all of us, but often their efforts go unnoticed. People don’t volunteer because they
expect a reward, but any organization that truly values its volunteers will validate and publicly recognize
their contributions.
 Girl Scouts validates its volunteers by having position descriptions and job training, and offering growth
    within the organization. We recognize them in many ways, including building visible recognition into the
    Girl Scout program to thank adults whose exemplary service provides the leadership that propels us
    into achieving our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character.
 We can publicly say “thank you” by nominating committed individuals who exceed expectations and
    have made outstanding contributions for the awards listed in this booklet.

WHO CAN NOMINATE?
Any one can nominate. Girls are especially encouraged to participate in the nomination process. Girls
should nominate and/or write the letters of recommendation for the Outstanding Leader award.

WHO SHOULD BE NOMINATED?
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia values and appreciates the contributions of people within and outside of Girl
Scouting.
 Whether that contribution is working in partnership with girls or adults, in governance or management,
     volunteer or employed staff member, long tenured or short-term, we appreciate anyone whose efforts
     are sincerely focused on making the Girl Scout experience good for girls.
 The recognition program is not competitive, exclusive nor limited. Approvals will be made on the merits
     of the candidates nominated. Nominees can be adult members, staff, and members of the community
     at large. The nomination criteria are listed for each award.
 The adult recognition process is designed to honor those individuals, organizations and businesses
     whose service exceeds expectations, whose contributions are significant, who is a model of outstanding
     performance, and whose efforts go “above and beyond.” Please read the criteria for each award
     carefully. They are described on the pages that follow.

The Adult Recognitions Committee of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is responsible for verifying that
contributions meet the established criteria for those recognitions. The committee relies upon the council’s
membership to identify and submit candidates for consideration. The committee reserves the right to place
a candidate into an award category different from the one requested.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

   Nominators may write a letter of endorsement for their nominee.
   Awards nominations for staff will be reviewed by a staff recognitions committee and staff awards will be
    presented at a staff ceremony.
   All requested information and documentation must be submitted by the nomination deadline.
   Service Unit level awards may be presented at either a council event or a Service Unit event. This
    decision is made by the Service Unit Leadership Team.




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Some Ways to Say “Thank You”
                                     In Addition to Formal Recognitions

Recognition need not be an occasional, formal activity. All volunteers benefit from the expressions of
gratitude which come from those with whom they work or those especially made by a girl or troop. On a day-
to-day basis, a simple thank you is valued and sometimes counts more than the occasional recognition.
When and how the recipient is recognized will make the expression of gratitude memorable.

Some events to keep in mind for recognition would include:



    October 31 – Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday
    February 22 – Thinking day
                                                                                             Thank you!
   March 12 – The birthday of Girl Scouting in the United States
   April 22 – Leader’s Day
   National Volunteer’s Week – the last full week of April
   Immediately following service rendered
   Year-end Court of Awards Ceremony
   Service Unit meeting
   Special recognition event
   Board or club meeting of an outside group rendering a service

Some ways to say “thank you” could include:

   a personal note for a job well done                            a booklet of coupons redeemable for treats from you
   a package of seeds to recall their growth                      an invitation to attend a special meeting
   a photo moment of a special event                              a Homecoming of people she has worked with over the
   homemade cookies delivered to their door                        years
   a birthday-gram of clippings of things they are                a “bankbook” of deposits she has made in the future
    appreciated for                                                 of Girl Scouting
   a bookmark with an appropriate quote                           a Valentine from a thankful colleague
   a beverage mix and instructions to enjoy a break on            a song parody about her on tape
    you                                                            personalized note paper designed and created by you
   flowers from your garden to take home from a meeting           a “warm fuzzies” sheet written by friends recalling
   a singing telegram from a group of Girl Scouts                  traits they appreciate the volunteer for
   a phone call to say things are going well                      a “This is Your Life” presentation
   an invitation to join you for lunch                            Breakfast in Bed on a special occasion
   a note in the personal column in your local paper              A Happy Birthday Potluck Supper
   a bulletin board display in your meeting place                 a cake commemorating the closing of a successful Girl
   a “prescription” for a dose of gratitude                        Scout Year
   a paperback written by their favorite author                   Presents from G.S.U.S.A.
   a holiday theme party (e.g. Thanksgiving in June)              a collage of keepsakes from a trip you shared
   a quilt with patches made by several friends                   your warm smile and a bag of candy “kisses”
   a coffee in her honor
   an “Academy Awards” for volunteers


                    No matter what form the recognition takes, the message is the same,
                        “You are important to me and to Girl Scouting. Thank you.”




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                                Board Approved Volunteer Recognitions
                                             At a Glance
                                        Nominations due January 10


                        Who to                                                                       Nomination and
Recognition                                                  Criteria
                       Consider                                                                      Approval Process
                                           All be registered Girl Scout adults                     Submit a nomination
                          For a            Must have significantly contributed to meeting one       packet describing the
                       geographic           or more council goals in membership growth and           accomplishments to the
                      area team or          retention, fund development, or increased                recognitions task group
President’s Award
                                            community visibility
                        program                                                                      outlining how the service
                                           Must reflect the diversity of the area they serve
                      delivery team                                                                  has benefited the girls
                                           Actively recognize, understand, and practice the
                                            values of inclusive behavior                             and the organization and
Appreciation Pin         For adult         Be a registered Girl Scout adult                         has met the criteria for
                         members           Have significantly contributed to meeting one            this specific award.
Certificate is also   actively giving       or more council goals in membership growth              Council recognitions task
    available                                                                                        group reviews the
                       outstanding          and retention, fund development, or increased
                       service to at        community visibility in one geographic area              application and approves
                         least one         Actively recognize, understand, and practice             or denies the nomination
                        geographic          the values of inclusive behavior                        Recognitions task group
                           area or                                                                   sends notification of its
                          program                                                                    decision to the council
                          delivery                                                                   board of directors for
                         audience                                                                    confirmation
                         For adult                                                                  Appreciation Pin requires
   Honor Pin             members           Be a registered Girl Scout adult                         two letters of
Certificate is also   actively giving      Have significantly contributed to meeting one            endorsement
    available                               or more council goals in membership growth               Honor Pin requires three
                       outstanding
                      service in more       and retention, fund development, or increased            letters of endorsement.
                         than two           community visibility in two or more geographic          Nominations due January
                        geographic          areas                                                    10
                            areas          Actively recognize, understand, and practice            Awards are presented at
                                            the values of inclusive behavior                         council event.




                                                                                  Board Approved Recognitions

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                        Who to                                                                          Nomination and
Recognition                                                    Criteria
                       Consider                                                                         Approval Process
                                            Be a registered Girl Scout adult                          Submit a nomination
 Thanks Badge                               Have taken a leadership role at the council level in       packet describing the
                                             one or more of the following areas during the              volunteer’s
Certificate is also                          previous four years:                                       accomplishments to the
    available                                o Increasing membership growth and retention               recognitions task group
                                             o Increasing the percentage of adult-generated             outlining how the service
                                                  funding in the total council income                   has benefited the girls and
                                             o Increasing innovative program opportunities              the organization and has
                        For adult                 council wide                                          met the criteria for this
                        members              o Developing broad participation in policy-                specific award.
                      actively giving             influencing through the democratic process           Four letters of endorsement
                          service            o Ensuring that inclusive behavior is recognized,          are required.
                      impacting the               understood, and practiced at all levels              Council recognitions task
                      council or the                                                                    group reviews the
                        entire Girl                                                                     application and approves or
                           Scout                                                                        denies the nomination
                                                                                                       Recognitions task group
                        movement
                                                                                                        sends notification of its
                                                                                                        decision to the council
                                                                                                        board of directors for
                                                                                                        confirmation
                                                                                                       Nominations due January
                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                       Awards are presented at
                                                                                                        council event.
                                                                                                       Submit a nomination
Thanks Badge II                             Be a registered Girl Scout adult                           packet describing the
                                            Have taken a leadership role in developing a               volunteer’s
Certificate is also                          model that has been replicated at the national             accomplishments to the
    available                                                                                           recognitions task group
                                             level in one or more of the following areas
                                                                                                        outlining how the service
                                             during the previous three years:                           has benefited the
                                             o Membership                                               organization and has met
                                             o Program                                                  the criteria for this specific
                                             o Fund development                                         award.
                                             o Pluralism                                               Four letters of endorsement
                      For prior Thanks
                                             o Marketing and Communications                            Council recognitions task
                           Badge
                                             o Strategic Leadership                                     group reviews the
                         recipients
                                             o Human Resources                                          application and approves or
                                                                                                        denies the nomination
                                                                                                       Recognitions task group
                                                                                                        sends notification of its
                                                                                                        decision to the council
                                                                                                        board of directors for
                                                                                                        confirmation.
                                                                                                       Nominations due January
                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                       Awards are presented at
                                                                                                        council event.




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                                                                               Board Approved Recognitions


                      BOARD APPROVED RECOGNITION DESCRIPTIONS

                                              PRESIDENT’S AWARD

The President’s Award recognizes a geographic area team or program delivery team in moving its assigned area or
audience toward achievement of the council’s goals in membership growth and retention, fund development, or
increased community visibility during a fiscal or membership year. Their actions must reflect the diversity of the area
they serve.

Criteria:
     1. Team members are registered adult Girl Scouts members.
     2. All team members have completed appropriate training, or demonstrated competence, or both, for the
          positions they hold.
     3. Delivery of Girl Scout program to the area or audience is effective, resulting in the continuity of 75 percent of
          troops/groups or retention of troop/group leadership.
     4. Overall girl membership for the area or audience has reached or surpassed the membership goal agreed
          upon by the council.
     4. The composition of the team reflects the diversity of the area or audience.
     5. Team members cultivate contacts in the community, such as through scheduled talks to civic groups,
          sponsorship agreements, or community profile updates.
     6. Council-required reports are submitted on time.
     7. The team maintains ongoing communications with each troop/group and with leaders utilizing a variety of
          methods (meetings, mail, telephone, technology) that serve the needs of area adults.
     8. The team maintains ongoing communication with girls registered individually in the area.
     9. The team encourages adult participation in fund development and has increased annual giving support to
          the council.

Nomination instructions:
    Members of the geographic area team or program delivery team submit the nomination for the award to the
       recognitions task group documenting completion of the criteria and their results.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame:
Current: Oct. 1, 2009-Sept. 30, 2010
Previous: Oct. 1, 2008 – Sept. 30, 2009

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information and recommends approval or denial to the
council’s board of directors. The Board of Directors approves or denies the award and notifies the Adult Recognition
Committee, who notifies the nominating group or individual.




                                               APPRECIATION PIN



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The Appreciation Pin recognizes an adult who has delivered outstanding service to at least one geographic area,
service unit, or program delivery audience.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has provided outstanding service to a geographic area or program delivery audience in a way
          that furthers the council’s goals.
     3. The nominee’s service goes beyond the expectations for the position.
                                                                                Board Approved Recognitions
Nomination instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information and recommends approval or denial to the
council’s board of directors. The board of directors approves or denies the award and notifies the Adult Recognition
Review Committee, who notifies the nominating group or individual.

                                                  HONOR PIN
The Honor Pin recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding service to two or more geographic areas or
program delivery audience.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has provided outstanding service to two or more geographic areas or program delivery
          audiences in a way that furthers the council’s goals.
     3. The nominee’s service goes beyond the expectations for the position.

Nomination instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and three letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information and recommends approval or denial to the
council’s board of directors. The board of directors approves or denies the award and notifies the Adult Recognition
Review Committee who notifies the nominating group or individual.

                                                THANKS BADGE

The Thanks Badge recognizes an adult member whose performance is truly
outstanding and benefits the total council or the entire Girl Scout movement.



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Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has provided outstanding service that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout movement.
     3. The nominee’s service is so significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate.
     4. The nominee has taken a leadership role at the council level in one or more of the
         following areas during the previous four years:
          a) Increasing membership growth and retention
          b) Increasing the percentage of adult-generated funding in the total council income
          c) Increasing innovative program opportunities council wide
          d) Developing broad participation in policy-influencing through the democratic process
          e) Ensuring that inclusive behavior is recognized, understood, and practiced at all levels

                                                                             Board Approved Recognitions
Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and four letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information and recommends approval or denial to the
council’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors approves or denies the award and notifies the Adult Recognition
Review Committee who notifies the nominating group or individual.



                                              THANKS BADGE II

The Thanks II Badge for continuing service recognizes an adult member who has already received the Thanks Badge
and who has continued to contribute in extraordinary ways that benefit the total council or the entire Girl Scout
movement.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has received the Thanks Badge.
     3. Since receiving the Thanks Badge, the candidate has provided distinguished service by
          continuing to perform at the same high level for an extended period of time or
         increasing her/his sphere of influence, or using her/his skills and talents to move into
         another field of endeavor.
     4. The service benefits the total council or the entire Girl Scout movement
     5. The nominee has taken a leadership role in developing a model that has been replicated at the national level
          in one or more of the following areas during the previous three years:
                    Membership
                    Program
                    Fund Development
                    Pluralism
                    Marketing and Communications
                    Strategic Leadership/Governance
                    Human Resources
     6. The nominee’s service is so significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate.

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Nomination instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and four letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information and recommends approval or denial to the
council’s board of directors. The board of directors approves or denies the award and notifies the Adult Recognition
Review Committee who notifies the nominating group or individual.




                               Council Level Volunteer Recognitions
                                           At a Glance
                                     Nominations due January 10




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                                                                                  Council Level Recognitions




                            Who to                                                                   Nomination and
   Recognition                                                Criteria
                           Consider                                                                  Approval Process
                            Episodic       Be a registered Girl Scout adult                        Submit a nomination form
  Episodic Volunteer
                           Volunteers      Is an adult who gives time to Girl Scouting at the       describing the volunteer’s
    Recognitions:
                                            council or national level on a sporadic basis            accomplishments to the
                            Episodic       An individual who commits to a fourth round of           recognitions task group
                           Volunteers       episodic or short-term service.                          outlining how the service
                                           Provide support to the council or to the national        has benefited the girls and
                                            organization.                                            the organization and has
                                                                                                     met the criteria for this
                                                                                                     specific award.
                                                                                                    Requires one letter of
                                                                                                     endorsement
Social Responsibility in
                                                                                                    Council recognitions task
     Girl Scouting
                                                                                                     group reviews the
                                                                                                     application and approves or
 Volunteer Service Pin
                                                                                                     denies the application
    Level I, II, or III
                                                                                                    Recognitions task group
                                                                                                     sends out notification of its
                                                                                                     decision
                                                                                                    Awards for service to
                                                                                                     council are presented at
                                                                                                     council event
                                                                                                    Nominations due January
                                                                                                     10
      Community             Episodic       Have at least given a one- time service to the           Department or group to
     Participation         Volunteers       council or to the national organization                  whom service is given
                                                                                                     initiates and presents these
   Thank you letter                                                                                  awards.
                            Episodic       Be an individual who returns for a second or third
  Citizenship in Girl
                           Volunteers       round of civic participation.
       Scouting
                                           Provide support through two or three episodic or
                                            short-term assignments for the council or the
      Certificate
                                            national organization.
                            Who to                                                               Nomination and
   Recognition
                           Consider                           Criteria                           Approval Process
Progressive Volunteer       Volunteer      Be a registered Girl Scout adult                        Submit a nomination form
      Awards:                              Have completed a first successful service:               describing the volunteer’s
                                            o On a board committee, or                               accomplishments to the
  Stage 1: Girl Scout                       o On a task group assignment, or                         recognitions task group
Volunteer Achievement                       o On Service Unit management, or                         outlining how the service
   Award (Volunteer                         o To GSUSA for one year.                                 has benefited the girls and
  Development Pin)                                                                                   the organization and has
 Girl Scout Mentoring       Volunteer      Be a registered Girl Scout adult                         met the criteria for this
  Award (White Key)                        Have earned the Volunteer Achievement Award              specific award during the
                                           Have gained sufficient skills and experience as a        current membership year
                                            coach or mentor                                         Council recognitions task
                                           Coaches or mentors a new volunteer, resulting in         group reviews the
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                                                                                                     application and approves or
                                            her/his retention to continue volunteering for two
                                                                                                     denies the nomination
                                                                              Council Level Recognitions


                        Who to                                                                       Nomination and
  Recognition                                             Criteria
                       Consider                                                                      Approval Process
                                       Be a registered Girl Scout adult
                       Volunteer       Have earned the Volunteer Achievement Award                 Submit a nomination
Girl Scout Community                   Have increased volunteer membership by using the             form describing the
  Cultivation Award                     talents and skills of all the dimensions of diversity:       volunteer’s
                                        o 18 – 29
      (Silver Key)                                                                                   accomplishments to the
                                        o Episodic volunteers
                                        o Males
                                                                                                     recognitions task group
                                        o 55 plus                                                    outlining how the service
                                    Have increased girl membership that reflects the                has benefited the girls
                                        diversity in the council’s jurisdiction                      and the organization and
                                        o Racial/ethnic                                              has met the criteria for
                                        o Disability                                                 this specific award
                                        o Socioeconomic                                              during the current
                                    STUDIO 2B                                                       membership year
                                        o Retaining 11 – 17 year olds
                                                                                                    Council recognitions task
                                        o Marketing the concept to the community
                                                                                                     group reviews the
                                    Have established effective partnerships that help
                                        achieve the council’s membership goal                        application and approves
                                        o Corporate partnerships                                     or denies the nomination
                                        o Government agencies                                       Recognitions task group
                                        o Foundations                                                sends out notification of
                                        o Small businesses                                           its decision
                                        o Religious institutions                                    Nominations due January
                                        o Other                                                      10
                                    Be a registered Girl Scout adult                               Requires one letter of
  Girl Scout Fund                   Have earned the Volunteer Achievement Award
                                                                                                     endorsement
Development Award      Volunteer    Have helped to reach the council’s fund
                                                                                                    Awards are presented at
   (Copper Key)                         development goal by increasing financial and/or in-
                                        kind resources through:                                      council event
                                        o Grants
                                        o Corporations/foundations
                                        o Major gifts
                                   Have increased individual contributions that reflect the
                                   diversity in the council’s jurisdiction through:
                                        o Grants
                                        o Planned giving
                                        o Annual giving
                                        o Bequests




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                                                                          Council Level Recognitions


                       Who to                                                                 Nomination and
  Recognition                                            Criteria
                      Consider                                                                Approval Process
                                        Be a registered                                     Submit a nomination
                                         Girl Scout adult                                     form describing the
                      Volunteer or      Demonstrate an exceptional & positive spirit         volunteer’s
   Spirit Award
                      staff member       that impacts Girl Scouting                           accomplishments to the
                                        Service given has impact/scope beyond the            recognitions task group
                                         service unit                                         outlining how the service
                                                                                              has benefited the girls
                                                                                              and the organization and
                                                                                              has met the criteria for
                                        Be a registered Girl Scout adult                     this specific award
Mickey Hess Award    Volunteer or       Be instrumental in organizing or substantially       during the current
                     group               increasing Girl Scouting in an underserved           membership year
                                         area                                                Council recognitions task
                                                                                              group reviews the
                                                                                              application and approves
                                                                                              or denies the nomination
                                        Be a registered Girl Scout adult                    Recognitions task group
                                        Deliver outstanding outdoor education to Girl        sends out notification of
                                         Scouts                                               its decision
                      Volunteer or                                                           Nominations due January
Outdoor Enthusiast                                                                            10
                     Staff Member
                                                                                             Spirit Award requires
                                                                                              three letters of
                                                                                              endorsement
                                                                                             Mickey Hess Award
                                        Be a registered Girl Scout adult
                                                                                              requires one letter of
                                        Be someone who demonstrates courage,
                                                                                              endorsement and
                                         confidence and character as they make the
    Courage,                                                                                  documentation
                      Volunteer or       world a better place
 Confidence and                                                                               containing the facts and
                     Staff Member       Has overcome unusual adversity or challenges
 Character Award                                                                              figures detailing how
                                         while still continuing service
                                                                                              criteria were met.
                                                                                             Outdoor Enthusiast,
                                                                                              Courage Confidence and
                                        Be a registered Girl Scout adult                     Character and Be a
                                        Demonstrates the ability to open Girl Scouting       Sister Awards require two
                                         to all girls in the community                        letters of endorsement
                                        Demonstrates respect for diversity in the           Awards are presented at
                                         community and worldwide                              council event
                      Volunteer or
 Be a Sister Award
                     Staff Member




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                                                                                Council Level Recognitions

                        Who to                                                                       Nomination and
  Recognition                                                 Criteria
                       Consider                                                                      Approval Process
                                            Be a registered Girl Scout adult                       Application form
 Volunteer Years of                         Actively provide service for 20 years or more          All materials must be
                       Volunteers
    Service Pin                              (This pin is used to recognize service every five       submitted (with required
                      actively giving
                                             years.)                                                 signatures to the area
                      service to Girl
                                                                                                     Volunteer Management
                          Scouts
                                                                                                     staff person on or before
                                                                                                     January 10
                                            Be a registered Girl Scout adult                       Approved by Service Unit
                                            Recognizes at least 20 years of membership at           Leadership Team
  Membership          Girl Scout adult       five year intervals
 Numeral Guard           members



  Trainer’s Pin &                               Be a Registered Girl Scout                         Contact area Volunteer
     Rockers                                    Complete Facilitating Adult Learning. (An           Management staff
                                                 equivalent course can be substituted                person upon completion
                          Council                upon evaluation by a Volunteer                      of criteria
                         trainers/               Management staff person.)                          Apply by January 10
                        facilitators            Complete Girl Scout basic leader training
                                                 (New Leader Orientation & Leadership
                                                 Essentials).

                                                Has received the Trainer’s Pin
                                                Has co-facilitated with mentor
                          Council                (apprenticed) a class a minimum of three
 Apprentice Tab          trainers/               times within a year
                        facilitators            Proficiency is documented by mentor
                                                 evaluations
                                                Has received the Trainer’s Pin
                                                Completed at least one year as an
                                                 Apprentice Trainer
                          Council               Completed at least one additional training
 Experienced Tab         trainers/               course in a specialized skill area or trainer
                        facilitators             competency area
                                                Conduct a class a minimum of three times
                                                Proficiency is documented by mentor
                                                 evaluations




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                                                                                    Council Level Recognitions

                            Who to                                                                       Nomination and
   Recognition                                                    Criteria
                           Consider                                                                      Approval Process
                                                     Has received the Trainer’s Pin and the             Contact area Volunteer
                                                      Apprentice Tab                                      Management staff
                                                     Completed at least one year as an                   person upon completion
                                                      Experienced Trainer                                 of criteria
                                                     Complete at least one additional training          Apply by January 10
                                                      course in a specialized skills area or
                                                      trainer competency area
                              Council                Serve on a training committee or task
     Master Tab              trainers/                group designing training curricula
                            facilitators             Conduct a class a minimum of three times
                                                     Proficiency is documented by mentor
                                                      evaluations
                                                     Take a leadership role in council training
                                                      functions (assist with the Facilitating
                                                      Adult Learning course, coordinate training
                                                      events with a VM staff person, or act as a
                                                      mentor to apprentice facilitators


                         COUNCIL LEVEL RECOGNITION DESCRIPTIONS
                                             EPISODIC VOLUNTEER

The episodic volunteer is defined as an adult who gives time to Girl Scouting at the council or national level on a
sporadic basis. The volunteer’s manager will present these awards after successful completion of a volunteer
assignment. The Episodic Volunteer Recognitions build upon themselves.

Community Participation:
Recognizes a one-time service after completing the required learning experiences.
A “Thank You” letter is sent by the department the service was provided to.

Citizenship in Girl Scouting:
Recognizes an individual who returns for a second or third round of civic participation, and who provides support
through two or three episodic or short-term assignments.
 A certificate is presented to the individual by the department the service was provided to.

Social Responsibility in Girl Scouting:
Recognizes an individual who commits to a fourth round of service. After every four rounds of volunteering, the volunteer
receives a Volunteer Service Pin. The pin will be numbered I, II, and III, and will have different shapes and colors for each
level of volunteer commitment.

Criteria:
1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer and must adhere to all policies and procedures of the Girl
     Scout organization.
2. The nominee must have completed appropriate learning experiences for his/her volunteer service.
3. The nominee must provide service in the Girl Scout organization at the local or national level.

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                                                                                    Council Level Recognitions
Nomination Instructions:
A nomination form and one letter of endorsement are completed by council staff members or board members for the
Social Responsibility in Girl Scouting Pin and is submitted to the Council’ Adult Recognitions Review Committee. No
nomination process is required for the Community Participation level or the Citizenship in Girl Scouting Certificate
level.
      All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
         on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written



                                           PROGRESSIVE VOLUNTEER

The progressive volunteer is defined as an adult who volunteers for Girl Scouting on a continual basis in a leadership
role. The first step of this award is for a volunteer to receive the Girl Scout Volunteer Achievement Award (a pin). The
next step is for the volunteer to receive the key that reflects his/her ongoing successful service. A volunteer may, over
time, be awarded the 5 currently available keys as her/his service progresses.

Girl Scout Volunteer Achievement Award: (Step One)
     Has completed a first successful service for one year:
         On a board committee or
         On a task group assignment or
         On service unit management or
         To GSUSA
     AND has agreed to continue for another year in this or another volunteer capacity

Girl Scout Mentoring Award: A White Key
         Has gained skills and experience as a coach or mentor
         Coaches or mentors a new volunteer resulting in the retention of that volunteer for two years

Girl Scout Volunteer Executive Award: A Black Key
         Served in a leadership role at the council or national level
         Has made significant contributions as a Board officer, delegate, chair/liaison, program consultant, board or
         group chair, service unit chair, or other clearly defined leadership capacity.

Girl Scout Volunteer Diversity Award: A Gold Key
         Has increased membership in underrepresented population through:
                  Program Delivery
                  Community Cultivation
                  Community Collaboration
         Has increased awareness and understanding through:
                  Enrichment Events
                  Training
         Managed diversity by creating a system that supports the councils’ goals

Girl Scout Community Cultivation Award: A Silver Key

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         Has increased volunteer membership by using the talents and skills of all the dimensions of diversity:
                  18-29 year olds
                  Episodic Volunteers
                  Males
                  55 plus
         Has increased girl membership that reflects the diversity in the council’s jurisdiction:
                  Racial/Ethnic
                  Disability
                  Socioeconomic
                                                                                  Council Level Recognitions

         Has successfully retained 11-17 year-olds
         Has established effective partnerships that help achieve the council’s membership goal: Corporate
         Partnerships
                 Government Agencies
                 Foundations
                 Small Businesses
                 Religious Institutions

Girl Scout Fund Development Award: A Copper Key
         Has helped to reach the council’s fund development goal by increasing financial and/or in-kind resources
         through:
                  Grants
                  Corporations/Foundations
                  Major Gifts
         Has increased individual contributions that reflect the diversity in the council’s jurisdiction through:
                  Grants
                  Planned giving
                  Annual Giving
                  Bequests

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has completed appropriate orientation and training for the volunteer position listed in the
          nomination.
     3. The nominee has completed the criteria listed for the award for which he/she is nominated.


Nomination Instructions:
A nomination form is completed by a council staff member, board member or volunteer and one letter of
endorsement is completed and submitted to the Council Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
     All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
        on or before January 10th

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination and
notifies the nominating group or individual.




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                                                 SPIRIT AWARD

The Spirit Award recognizes an individual who has motivated and inspired others through her/his positive attitude.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has provided motivation and inspiration to Girl Scouts through her/his positive attitude.
     3. The nominee’s service has had impact/scope beyond the service unit.




                                                                                 Council Level Recognitions
Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and three letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Council Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and
notifies the nominating group or individual.



                                            MICKEY HESS AWARD

In the spirit of Mickey Hess’ achievements, the Mickey Hess Award recognizes an individual or group who, through
creativity and resourcefulness, is instrumental in organizing or substantially increasing Girl Scouting in an
underserved area. Mickey Hess was a volunteer from Laurens County, Georgia who revitalized Girl Scouting in that
area.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout volunteer or group.
     2. The nominee has been instrumental in organizing or substantially increasing Girl Scouting in an otherwise
          under-served area. (This does not have to be a large geographic area. The area served could be a housing
          authority neighborhood, detention center, after school program rec. center, a troop/pathway representing
          and serving under-served populations. The area does not have to be service unit wide.)
     3. The service has been sustained for three years.

Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and three or more years
       of membership data must be included with the letter of endorsement. (These numbers can be requested
       through and pulled by their membership manager.) The completed packet of information is submitted to the
       Council Adult Recognitions Review Committee. All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to
       the area Volunteer Management staff person on or before January 10th.


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Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and
notifies the nominating group or individual.



                                            OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST

The Outdoor Enthusiast pin recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding outdoor education to at least
one Service Unit or program delivery audience.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered adult Girl Scout volunteer or staff member.
     2. The nominee has provided outstanding service in a way that furthers outdoor education of girls and adults.
     3. The nominee has performed at a level that exceeds the expectations for the position.


                                                                                  Council Level Recognitions
Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Council Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and
notifies the nominating group or individual.



                          COURAGE, CONFIDENCE AND CHARACTER AWARD

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. This award is to
honor those Girl Scout Adults who live this mission.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee demonstrates courage, confidence and character as she/he makes the world a better place.
     3. The nominee has overcome unusual adversity or challenges while still continuing service.

Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Council Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written


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Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and
notifies the nominating group or individual.



                               BE A SISTER TO EVERY GIRL SCOUT AWARD

“A girl who meets or can meet membership requirements shall not be denied admission or access to Girl Scout
program because of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, socio-economic status or disability” - Leader’s
Digest Blue Book of Basic Documents

This award is to honor those volunteers and staff members who, in an exemplary manner, actively promote and
practice inclusion and respect diversity in Girl Scouting.

Criteria:
             1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
             2. The nominee demonstrates the ability to open Girl Scouting to all girls in his/her community.
             3. The nominee demonstrates a respect for the diversity found in his/her community and the world.




                                                                                   Council Level Recognitions
Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Council Adult Recognitions Review Committee.
    All materials must be submitted (with required signatures) to the area Volunteer Management staff person
       on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

Approval:
The Council Adult Recognition Review Committee reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and
notifies the nominating group or individual.

                                    VOLUNTEER YEARS OF SERVICE PIN

This award recognizes the number of years of active volunteering as an adult. (These awards come in increments of
five years.)

Criteria:
     1. Be a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer
     2. Be actively volunteering for Girl Scouts for at least 20 years

Nomination Instructions:
    The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and submitted to the Service
       Unit Leadership Team.
    For those 20 years or greater, all materials must be forwarded (with required signatures) to the area
       Volunteer Management staff person on or before January 10th.


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Time Frame: complete Girl Scout years given as of Sept. 30, 2010

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, makes a recommendation to approve or deny the
application, and passes the information to the Volunteer Management staff person.

                                     MEMBERSHIP NUMERAL GUARD

This numeral guard represents both girl and adult years in Girl Scouting. (These come in increments of five years.)

Criteria:
     1. Be a registered Girl Scout adult
     2. Have completed at least 20 years as a member of Girl Scouts

Nomination Instructions:
    The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and submitted to the Service
       Unit Leadership Team.
    For those 20 years or greater, all materials must be forwarded (with required signatures) to the area
       Volunteer Management staff person on or before January 10th.

Time Frame: complete Girl Scout years given as of Sept. 30, 2010

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, makes a recommendation to approve or deny the
application, and passes the information to the Volunteer Management staff person.



                                         TRAINER’S PIN & ROCKERS

The Trainer’s Pin and Rockers are recognitions earned by council trainers/facilitators, who through practice and
continual development are growing toward excellence in the facilitation of adult learning.

Trainer’s Pin

Criteria:
     1. Be a registered Girl Scout
     2. Complete Facilitating Adult Learning (An equivalent course may be substituted upon evaluation by a
          Volunteer Management staff person.)
     3. Complete Girl Scout basic leader training (New Leader Orientation & Leadership Essentials)

Nomination Instructions:
    Contact area Volunteer Management staff person upon completion of criteria
    Apply by January 10th

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Apprentice Tab

Criteria:
     1. Has received the Trainer’s Pin

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    2. Has co-facilitated with mentor (apprenticed) a class a minimum of three times within a year
    3. Proficiency is documented by mentor evaluations

Nomination Instructions:
    Contact area Volunteer Management staff person upon completion of criteria
    Apply by January 10th

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Experienced Tab

Criteria:
     1. Has received the Trainer’s Pin
     2. Has completed at least one year as an Apprentice Trainer
     3. Has completed at least one additional training course in a specialized skill area or trainer competency area.
     4. Has conducted a class a minimum of three times
     5. Proficiency is documented by mentor evaluations

Nomination Instructions:
    Contact area Volunteer Management staff person upon completion of criteria
    Apply by January 10th

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written

Master Tab

Criteria:
     1. Has received the Trainer’s Pin and Apprentice Tab
     2. Has completed at least on year as an Experienced Trainer
     3. Has completed at least one additional training course in a specialized skills area or trainer competency area
     4. Serves on a training committee or task group designing training curricula
     5. Has conducted a class a minimum of three times
     6. Proficiency is documented by class evaluations
     7. Takes a leadership role in the council training functions (assisting in the Facilitating Adult Learning course,
          coordinating training events with a Volunteer Management staff person, or acting as a mentor to apprentice
          facilitators)

Nomination Instructions:
    Contact area Volunteer Management staff person upon completion of criteria
    Apply by January 10th

Time Frame: service up to the date the nomination is written




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                Service Unit Level Volunteer Recognitions
                               At a Glance
                       Nominations due March 10

                 Who to                                     Nomination and
  Recognition                           Criteria
                Consider                                    Approval Process

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   Outstanding                                 Be a registered Girl Scout adult                    Submit a nomination form
 Volunteer Award        A volunteer in a       Complete appropriate training or                     describing the volunteer’s
                        position other          demonstrate ability/skills for the position          accomplishments
 Certificate is also      than leader                                                                outlining how the service
                                               Perform at a level that exceeds the
                                                                                                     has benefited the girls
     available                                  expectations of the position as outlined in          and the organization and
                                                the position description agreement in one or         has met the criteria for
                                                more of the following areas:                         this specific award.
                                                o Membership                                        Two letters of
                                                o Program                                            endorsement requested
                                                o Fund development                                  Service Unit Leadership
                                                o Pluralism                                          Team reviews the
                                                o Marketing and Communications                       application, approves or
                                                                                                     denies the nomination,
                                                o Strategic Leadership/Governance
                                                                                                     and forward approved
                                                o Human Resources                                    nomination packets to the
                                               Actively recognize, understand, and practice         area Volunteer
                                                the values of inclusive behavior.                    Management staff
                                               Be a registered Girl Scout adult                    Service Unit Leadership
 Outstanding Leader                            Demonstrate competence in at least two of            Team sends out
       Award                                    the following:                                       notification of its decision
                                                o Involving adults in the community to              Nominations due to
  Certificate is also                                                                                Volunteer Management
      available                                      help broaden the program opportunities
                         A troop/group                                                               staff by March 10
                                                     for girls
                        leader, assistant                                                           May be presented at
                                                o Increasing girl membership to support              Council event or Service
                           leader, or
                                                     the council membership goal                     Unit event
                         coordinator for
                                                o Using the four program goals to select a
                          outstanding
                                                     wide range of program activities with
                         performance in
                                                     girls
                          working with
                                                o Helping girls to recognize, understand,
                              girls.
                                                     and practice the values of inclusive
                                                     behavior
                                                o Building an effective “By Girls, For Girls”
                                                     approach with girls
    Leadership                                 Be a registered Girl Scout adult                    The candidate submits an
  Development Pin                                                                                    application which is reviewed by
                                               Have completed one successful year in the            a designated volunteer or
                          Troop/group           position of troop/group leader, assistant            employed staff member. If all
                                                                                                     requirements have been met,
                            leaders,            leader, or group coordinator
                                                                                                     the recognition is authorized.
                        assistant leader,      Have completed the appropriate training ah          Application due March 10 for
                         or coordinator         have demonstrated position competence                council presentations

                                               Actively recognize, understand, and practice        May be presented at Council
                                                                                                     event or Service Unit event
                                                the values of inclusive behavior

                                                                          Service Unit Level Recognitions

                           Who to                                                                   Nomination and
                                                               Criteria
  Recognition             Consider                                                                  Approval Process




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      Additional                        Green Leaf: Represents 10 contact hours or one           Candidates applying
     Recognition:                       CEU of additional training                                for leaves need to
                                                                                                  document their hours
Green Leaf
                                        Silver Leaf: Represents 50 contact hours or five          and describe how the
                     Prior Leadership   CEUs of additional training                               workshop/course has
Silver Leaf
                      Development                                                                 improved their work
       Gold Leaf      Pin Recipients    Gold Leaf: Represents 250 contact hours or 25             with girls
                                        CEUs of additional training                              Applications due March
                                                                                                  10 for council
                                                                                                  presentation

                      Volunteers with       Be a registered Girl Scout adult                    Submit a nomination form
                     less than 2 years      Be a volunteer with less than 2 years service        describing the volunteer’s
  Newcomer Award      of service in this     in this council.                                     accomplishments
                                                                                                  outlining how the service
                          council.          Fulfills their position in an exceptional
                                                                                                  has benefited the girls
                                             manner                                               and the organization and
                                                                                                  has met the criteria for
 Community Service   Non-members,           Have demonstrated outstanding support of             this specific award.
     Award           businesses and          Girl Scouting in the community                      Two letters of
                      organizations                                                               endorsement requested
                                                                                                 Service Unit Leadership
                                                                                                  Team reviews the
                                                                                                  application, approves or
                                                                                                  denies the nomination,
                                                                                                  and forward approved
                                                                                                  nomination packets to the
                                                                                                  area Volunteer
                                                                                                  Management staff
                                                                                                 Service Unit Leadership
                                                                                                  Team sends out
                                                                                                  notification of its decision
                                                                                                 Nominations due to
                                                                                                  Volunteer Management
                                                                                                  staff by March 10
                                                                                                 Community Service
                                                                                                  Awards for service to
                                                                                                  Council will be presented
                                                                                                  at a Council event. Awards
                                                                                                  for service to a Service
                                                                                                  Unit will be presented at a
                                                                                                  Service Unit event.
                                                                                                 The Newcomer Award may
                                                                                                  be presented at a Council
                                                                                                  event or Service Unit
                                                                                                  event.




                                                                        Service Unit Level Recognitions

                        Who to                                                                   Nomination and
    Recognition                                             Criteria
                       Consider                                                                  Approval Process
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                                                 Be a registered Girl Scout adult Leader or            Application form
                                                  Assistant Leader                                      Approval by the Service
                           Leaders and           Have completed three years of service as a             Unit Leadership Team
                             assistant            leader/assistant leader with GSHG                     All material must be
                           leaders who                                                                   submitted with
  Daisy Leadership
                         have completed                                                                  required signatures to
       Award
                          their third year                                                               the area Volunteer
                           of service to                                                                 Management staff
                               GSHG                                                                      person by March 10.


 Volunteer Years of                              Be a registered Girl Scout adult
    Service Pin                                  Actively provide service for at least five years
                            Volunteers            and less than 20 years (This pin is used to
                                                  recognize service every five years.)


                                                 Be a registered Girl Scout adult
   Membership             Girl Scout adult       Recognizes years of membership for at least
  Numeral Guard              members              five years and less than 20 years (This pin is
                                                  available at five year intervals.)




                      SERVICE UNIT LEVEL RECOGNITION DESCRIPTIONS


                                     OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER PIN

The Outstanding Volunteer Pin recognizes an adult in a position other than leader, or in addition to that of leader, for
exceptional service to Girl Scouting in the community.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout adult.
     2. The nominee has completed appropriate training or demonstrated abilities/skills for the position.
     3. The nominee’s volunteer work has exceeded expectations for the position as outlined in the position
          description agreement in one or more of the following areas:
                   Membership
                   Program
                   Fund Development
                   Pluralism
                   Marketing and Communications
                   Strategic Leadership/Governance
                   Human Resources
     4. The nominee actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.


                                                                              Service Unit Level Recognitions


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Nomination instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Service Unit Leadership Team.
    All materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff member by March 10th.

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination and notifies the
nominating group or individual. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved nomination packets to area
Volunteer Management staff member.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

                                          OUTSTANDING LEADER PIN

The Outstanding Leader Pin recognizes troop/group leaders, assistant troop/group leaders or group coordinators
whose performance in working with girls is so outstanding that it merits recognition by the geographic or program
delivery unit.

Criteria:
     1. The nominee is a registered adult Girl Scout leader, co-leader or assistant leader.
     2. The nominee has completed appropriate training or demonstrated abilities/skills for the position.
     3. The nominee’s work with girls has exceeded expectations for the position as outlined in the position
          description agreement.

Nomination instructions:
A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of endorsement
are completed and submitted to the Service Unit Leadership Team. Nominations and letters of endorsement from
girls are encouraged.

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination and notifies the
nominating group or individual. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved nomination packet to area
Volunteer Management staff member. All materials must be submitted to area Volunteer Management staff member
by March 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

                                      LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PIN

Criteria:
     1. Adult is an active, registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA who has completed one year as leader,
          assistant leader or group leader.
     2. Adult has completed the basic training required to be a leader
     3. Adult has participated in at least two meetings or events beyond the troop (Council-wide or within the
          community)
     4. Adult has completed or secured an adult resource that has completed first aid, CPR and Outdoor Skills
          training (if troop does not participate in outdoor activities, the outdoor skills training may be waived.)

Application Instructions:
     The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and is submitted to t he Service
         Unit Leadership Team.

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           For council presentations, all materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff member
            by March 10th.

                                                                            Service Unit Level Recognitions
Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the application and notifies the
applicant. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved application packet to area Volunteer Management staff
member. For council presentations, all materials must be submitted to area Volunteer Management staff member by
March 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

                                    LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT LEAVES
Leaders are encouraged to take additional training in subject areas that will increase their skills in working with the
girls. After obtaining such training, leaders are entitled to small metal leaves, which attach to the Leadership
Development Pin.

Criteria:
Leaves will be awarded as follows:
     1. A green leaf will be awarded after the completion of 10 workshop hours
     2. The recipient may exchange every five green leaves earned for one silver leaf (50 workshop hours), after
          which the recipient can continue to earn one green leaf per 10 workshop hours
     3. Five silver leaves may be exchanged for one gold leaf

Workshops should be experiential in nature, apply to the delivery of the Girl Scout Program, and be delivered by
accredited institutions or organizations.

Application Instructions:
     The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and is submitted to t he Service
         Unit Leadership Team.
     For council presentations, all materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff member
         by March 10th.

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the application and notifies the
applicant. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved application packet to area Volunteer Management staff
member. For council presentations, all materials must be submitted to area Volunteer Management staff member by
March 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written

Applications for pins and leaves can be obtained from your Volunteer Management Staff. This pin and leaves may
be applied for and given out at any time during the year.

                                              NEWCOMER AWARD

This award recognizes an outstanding Girl Scout volunteer who, during her/his first or second year of membership,
has done an exceptional job and fulfilled the responsibility in an extraordinary manner.

Criteria:

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    1. The nominee is a registered Girl Scout volunteer.
    2. The nominee is in his/her first or second year of membership.
    3. The nominee’s service is exceptional.

Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Service Unit Leadership Team.
    All materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff member by March 10th.
                                                                             Service Unit Level Recognitions
Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and notifies the
nominating group or individual. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved nomination packet to area
Volunteer Management staff person by March 10th.

Time Frame: service given between March 10, 2009 and March 10, 2011



                                        COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

There are many individuals, organizations, and businesses that support Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia on a
community and/or council level. This award consists of a certificate that the service unit or department can present in
the manner of its choosing.

Criteria:
The nominee has demonstrated support of Girl Scouting in his/her community.

Nomination Instructions:
    A nomination form is completed by an individual familiar with the service performed and two letters of
       endorsement are completed and submitted to the Service Unit Leadership Team or department director.
       Individuals/groups whose service was provided at the council level may be nominated for an award by
       anyone who submits an application directly to the director of the department who received the service.

Approval:
For service given to the service unit, the Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the
nomination, and notifies the nominating group or individual. For service given with a staff member to a council
department, the department director reviews the information, approves or denies the nomination, and notifies the
nominating group or individual. Approved nomination is forwarded to the area Volunteer Management staff person by
March 10th.

Time Frame: service given up to the date the nomination is written.



                                         DAISY LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award is to recognize Girl Scout volunteers on completion of their third year as a Girl Scout Leader or Assistant
Leader in this council.

Criteria:
     1. Be a registered Girl Scout adult Leader or Assistant Leader
     2. Have completed three years with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (or legacy council)

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Nomination Instructions:
    The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and submitted to the Service
       Unit Leadership Team.

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the application, and notifies the
applicant. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved application to the area Volunteer Management staff
person by March 10th.

Time Frame: service given October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2010




                                                                            Service Unit Level Recognitions

                                    VOLUNTEER YEARS OF SERVICE PIN

This award recognizes the number of years of active volunteering as an adult. (These awards come in increments of
five years.)

Criteria:
     1. Be a registered Girl Scout adult volunteer
     2. Be actively volunteering for Girl Scouts for at least five years and fewer than 20 years

Nomination Instructions:
    The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and submitted to the Service
       Unit Leadership Team.
    All materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff person by March 10th.

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the application, and notifies the
applicant. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved application to the area Volunteer Management staff
person. All materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff person by March 10th.

Time Frame: complete Girl Scout years given as of Sept. 30, 2010



                                      MEMBERSHIP NUMERAL GUARD

This numeral guard represents both girl and adult years in Girl Scouting. (These come in increments of five years.)

Criteria:
     1. Be a registered Girl Scout adult
     2. Have completed at least five years and less than 20 years as a member of Girl Scouts

Nomination Instructions:


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       The appropriate application is completed by the applicant (self-nominated) and submitted to the Service
        Unit Leadership Team.
       All materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff person by March 10th.

Approval:
The Service Unit Leadership Team reviews the information, approves or denies the application, and notifies the
applicant. Service Unit Leadership Team forwards approved application to the area Volunteer Management staff
person. All materials must be submitted to the area Volunteer Management staff person by March 10th.

Time Frame: complete Girl Scout years given as of Sept. 30, 2010




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                                    Additional Girl Scout Recognitions

   Other Girl Scout
                                                                      Descriptions
    Recognitions
                           This pin is worn by members of a council’s Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance. As established by the
 Girl Scout Gold Award
                           National Council in 1993, the purpose of the Alliance is to support girls working toward the Girl
        Alliance
                           Scout Gold Award and to increase public recognition of this award.
Outgoing President’s Pin   This pin honors a council president upon conclusion of her/his final term of office. The council
                           board of directors makes the decision to present this pin to the council president.
                           The Award Certificate (UPC #09981) is an all-purpose recognition suitable for “service of
                           exceptional quality” from an individual or a group. It is especially valuable when you want to
                           recognize someone who has already received an awarded recognition, such as the Appreciation
   Award Certificate
                           Pin or Honor Pin, for additional service. It can also be presented together with such a pin, to
                           document in writing the date and reason for the award. Comes with a calligraphic pen for use in
                           adding the honoree’s name.
                           This pin may be worn by any adult who is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA. It is a gold-
 Lifetime Membership       filled disc featuring the three girls’ profiles or an eagle logo with laurel at the bottom. It can be
          Pin              worn on the right side of the uniform above the personalized identification pin and can be
                           purchased by or given as a gift to any lifetime member.
  Juliette Low World       This is a prestigious national award for excellence in international understanding, program, and
 Friendship Medal for      service and is granted by the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA to individuals,
       Councils            organizations, or Girl Scout councils.
                           1. The organization has given special assistance in furthering international understanding in the
  Juliette Low World
                           community and Girl Scouting.
 Friendship Medal for
                           2. The organization has provided special service or funds to promote international opportunities
     Organizations
                           for Girl Scouts.
                           A number of religious groups have recognitions for adults who have given distinguished service
Religious Recognitions
                           by working with young people through Girl Scouts of the USA or other youth agencies.




                                    Which Recognition is Appropriate?
  Acceptance of any position, whether on a paid or volunteer basis, implies a willingness to perform the duties stated in
  the position description and to devote the time necessary to perform those duties under normal circumstances.
  Therefore, while doing a “good job” and putting in hours is certainly worthy of thanks, it does not necessarily indicate
  performance “above and beyond the expectation” of the position. (See Letter of Endorsement examples for further
  details and an example of the difference.)

  Focus of Service
  Focus refers to the areas or groups benefiting from the service. In many cases, a volunteer works with a troop, and/or
  coordinates service unit events, and/or participates on a council-wide committee or task group. Use the examples
  given for each award to help determine which one is most appropriate.

  Impact of Service
  When you consider impact, consider both the number of years in a position and the results of a person’s service.
  Length of time in a position, while always deserving of appreciation, does not necessarily justify an official award. The
  results of service are more important than length of service, but often it takes some time in a position before the
  person can achieve truly outstanding results. Time of service that is less than the recommendation may be
  compensated for by exceptionally strong service at the level expected for a given award. In other words, truly

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outstanding service might make up for less time in a position, but time alone cannot make up for less than
outstanding service.


                            Awards Presented at the Council’s Adult Recognition Events

National Awards: President’s Award, Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, Volunteer Years of
Service Pin 20 years or greater, Membership Numeral Guards 20 years or greater, Episodic Volunteer Pins, and
Progressive Volunteer Pin and Keys


Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Awards: Spirit Award, Mickey Hess Award, Outdoor Enthusiast, and Courage,
Confidence and Character Award

                            Awards Presented at the Service Unit Level* or Council Level

National Awards: Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Leader, Leadership Development Pin, Volunteer Years of
Service Pin less than 20 years, and Membership Numeral Guards less than 20 years

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Awards: Community Service Award, Daisy Leadership Award, and Newcomer Award

* Please be sure to send a copy of the nomination packet indicating the Service Unit Leadership Team’s decision,
along with an order summary, to the area Volunteer Management staff person.

All awards which are approved and are to be presented at the council’s adult recognitions events will automatically
be ordered by and paid for by the council.

All awards which are approved by the service unit leadership team and are to be presented at the service unit level
will be paid for by the council and will be ordered by the Volunteer Management Director upon receipt of copies of the
nomination packets indicating the service unit leadership team’s decision and the awards summary. Please allow 4
weeks for delivery of awards.



                             Action Plan for Submitting a Nomination
                                            STEP ONE: IDENTIFY NOMINEES
LOOK around your service unit meetings and identify those going “above and beyond” their positions. Nominations
for volunteers active in a service unit should be submitted to the Service Unit Recognitions Chair. Board members,
committee members and/or individuals who are not members of a service unit may be nominated for an award by
anyone who submits an application directly to the Volunteer Management Director. If you are nominating more than
one member of a family, please submit separate nominations and letters for each.

                                          STEP TWO: RESEARCH NOMINEES
TALK to your Service Unit Recognition Chair about this person. You will need to find out if she/he has received other
recognitions, as well as learning about all the roles the person has (you might be surprised!).

                                         STEP THREE: AWARD SELECTION
COMPARE the person’s impact of service with those listed for each award in this handbook by using the information
you’ve gathered. Select the appropriate award, ensuring that the individual meets the criteria for the selected award.
Read through what the nomination packet must include and the letters of endorsement required.


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                                      STEP FOUR: TIMELINE FOR PACKET
BUDGET your time accordingly, because getting letters of endorsement may take some time. Persons writing
endorsements must be willing to complete and return the letters to the nominating individual/group before the
relevant deadline.



All paperwork for National Awards requiring Board of Director approval (President’s Award, Appreciation Pin, Honor
Pin, Thanks Badge, and Thanks Badge II) and all council level awards must be mailed/emailed or faxed to the area
  Volunteer Management staff person on or before January 10th. All other awards are due to the area Volunteer
                               Management staff person on or before March 10th.




                                STEP FIVE: REQUESTING LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT
CONSIDER the persons chosen to write the letters of endorsement in support of the nominee. They should be familiar
with the work the nominee has done in relation to the specific criteria for each award. They should be able to convey
information and their feelings clearly and concisely through the written word.

Include letters from people that reflect the scope of the award. For example, if the focus of service for the award is at
least two service units, request letters from both service units. Be sure to tell letter writers what service to focus upon
(troop, service unit, and/or council work) and what time frame (e.g. past 5 years, past 10 years, lifetime in Girl
Scouts). Be specific when citing the service that the nominee has performed. In addition, give them a copy of the
description of the appropriate award, and the “Guidelines for Letters of Endorsement” from this handbook. The more
guidance you give, the better letters you get!

                                        STEP SIX: PREPARING YOUR PACKET
ENSURE that completed award nomination form and required number of letters are submitted to the Service Unit
Recognition Chair by the date he/she has requested. Make a copy, as one will be kept in the service unit’s records
and the original nomination packet will be sent to the Volunteer Management Director.

                                          Adult Recognitions Timeline

                                 Post Adult Recognitions Booklet on council web site; distribute through
    October/November
                                 membership staff and service units
                                 Completed nominations for National Awards requiring Board of Directors’ approval
                                 must be submitted by January 10thh. These awards are President’s Award,
                                 Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II. Completed
         January 10
                                 nominations for council level awards requiring Council Adult Recognition Task
                                 Group approval must be submitted by January 1oth.

                                 The Adult Recognition Committee meets to review applications for awards needing
        Mid-February             Board of Directors’ approval and recommends nominees to the Board of Directors.

                                 Completed nominations for Service Unit level awards need to be submitted by
          March 10               March 10th.

                                 Board of Directors approves Adult Recognition Awards.
           March
                                 The Volunteer Management staff person will notify nominators of approval.
         Late March

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                                Adult Recognitions will be presented at a special event. Dates will vary but they will
            April               be held near April 20th, Leader Appreciation Day.




The Adult Recognition Review Committee is made up of two volunteers from each region and a Volunteer
Management staff member. Any Girl Scout volunteer wishing to be part of this committee should submit his/her
name and personal information by December 1st to:
                                  Sheri Matis, Volunteer Management Director
                                      Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc.
                                     1344 13th Ave, Columbus GA 31901
                                 Email: smatis@gshg.org / Fax: 706-327-9689

                                Guidelines for Letter of Endorsement
It is the responsibility of the sponsor to solicit and secure the required number of letters of endorsement. These
guidelines may be duplicated and should be given to persons preparing letters of endorsement.

Letters of Endorsement are used to support a nomination. They should reflect the total audience served and variety of
service given. Letters which refer to different types of service are far more useful than multiple letters that all speak
about the same single instance of service.

Letters should come from people throughout the area served. If an award calls for service to more than one service
unit, letters should also come from more than one service unit. When choosing letter-writers, consider what aspect of
the candidate’s service they can endorse and ask them to write specifically about that. Examples and supporting
details of achievements should set your candidate apart from many other adults who are carrying out the same
responsibilities. At least one letter of endorsement must be from a non-related person.

                             Instructions for Writing Letters of Endorsement
    1. Use the format provided on the “Sample Letter of Endorsement.” Include the four topic headings in your
       letter, or alternatively, “Focus” and “Impact” may be combined into one heading, as long as both topics are
       addressed. Letters must be typed or printed in black or blue ink so that they can be legibly reproduced.

    2. Use your knowledge of the candidate’s activities to convey as fully as possible a sense of the person’s
       service. Describe how the service was of benefit to the troop, service unit, council or the entire Girl Scout
       movement and how the nominee has met the criteria of the award for which he/she is nominated.

    3. Please write about as many of the qualifications, activities, and service as you can personally document. You
       may include other relevant facts. Give accurate, pertinent facts, dates, and specific details. Examples and
       anecdotes are especially helpful. What sets your nominee apart from other adults with the same
       responsibilities?

    4. Please make sure all statements are accurate. The information may be used as part of an awards ceremony
       or in a press release.

    5. Sign and date your letter. Return it to your Service Unit Recognition Chair or Volunteer Management Director
       by the deadline.




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Please remember to NOT identify the nominee in any way in the narrative (do not include the nominee’s name,
nominator’s name, service unit, troop number, etc.).

         Compare these two sets of examples:

         1. A. “In addition to working with her Cadette troop, this nominee took over as Service Unit Cookie
            Manager when the previous volunteer resigned. It was a very successful sale.”

              B. “When the current Service Unit Cookie manager resigned, this nominee volunteered to help. Although
              she had not worked with cookies for several years, she processed 19,000 boxes of cookies with no
              errors. Through skillful management techniques her service unit achieved 100% troop participation and
              increased cookie sales by 40%.

         2. A. “This nominee is a dedicated leader and an inspiration to all of us.”

              B. “When her daughter bridged to Cadettes, this nominee formed a new Cadette troop whose
              membership grew rapidly to 40 girls. She enlisted the aid of several parents and trained them in girl
              ownership techniques. Under her leadership they divided the troop into interest groups which included
              gardening, working with a Junior troop with girls using wheelchairs (taking them swimming and bowling
              each month), canoeing and camping. Girl retention has increased to 95% for the past two years.”

Note that in each choice B, the reader can see the specific results of the volunteer’s actions.

                                     Sample Letter of Endorsement
Please type or print in black ink, using the format below.

SUBJECT: Letter of Endorsement for (insert Nominee’s Name)

    1. RELATIONSHIP:
       How long have you known the candidate? Have you worked with the candidate, and in what capacity? Please
       comment on the candidate’s personal qualifications, such as leadership, skills, dependability, flexibility,
       initiative, sensitivity, etc.

    2. FOCUS OF SERVICE:
       Please tell which group within Girl Scouting benefited from this service. Did the nominee work with girls?
       Adults? What age level? Troop? Service unit? Council? Include numbers served and dates, if possible.

    3. IMPACT OF SERVICE:
       Describe how service went above and beyond expectations of the position. Refer to job descriptions,
       available from your Service Unit Manager or Membership Manager. Try to answer as many of the following
       questions as apply:
        What were the results of the service performed? How long has the candidate been doing this service?
            Was there an unusual or lasting impact on the work of the council?
        As a result of the candidate’s leadership or actions, was there an extension or enrichment of troop,
            service unit, or council activities?
        Did the candidate participate in development of innovative or creative programs? Can you provide
            examples of girl ownership?
        Did the service contribute to increased retention or outreach to girls or adults?

    4. OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION THAT MAY BE HELPFUL:

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         Include whatever other details you think the reviewing committee should know.


    5. SIGNATURE:          Sign and date your letter.
       FROM:               Name
                           Address
                           City, State, Zip
                           Phone
                           E-mail
                           Service Unit




                                                 President’s Award Nomination
                                                             Form



1. List all Service Team Members and Positions

2. Give the dates for position training the team members have attended.

3. Number of troops registered last year
   Number of troops registered this year                                        %
          OR
 Number of troop leaders, assistants or co leaders registered last year
 (registration code 01 and 02)
 Number of troop leaders, assistants or co leaders returning this year                       %

4. Overall girl membership goal last year
   Number of girls registered as of September 30th of last year

5. Composition of Service Team

                                                    Asian/Pacific         American Indian/
       White             African American                                                        Hispanic
                                                       Islander            Alaskan Native




  Composition of County Population

                                                    Asian/Pacific         American Indian/
       White             African American                                                        Hispanic
                                                       Islander            Alaskan Native

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6.   Detail community contact. Include dates of meetings, names of attendees, meeting minutes, sponsorship
     agreements and any other documentation to show you have meet this criteria.

7. Detail reports submitted on time. Consider product sales data, registration forms, financial reports and trip
   permisions as well as any other.

8.    Adult Communication - include documentation to prove the nature of the ongoing effort to communicate with all
     volunteers within the service unit.

9. Girl Comunication - give details of what the service unit does to communicate with individually registered girls.
   Give evidence of the effectiveness of the methods used.

10. Fund Development- detail the service unit’s fund development activities. Include amount of annual giving for the
    past 2 years.




                                                      Form Due January 10




                                                      Adult Recognition Nomination
                                                                Form
                                                                  Board or Council
                                                            Level Awards

Please indicate award:
__President’s Award                                                  __Spirit Award
__ Appreciation Pin                                                  __Mickey Hess Award
__Honor Pin                                                          __Outdoor Enthusiast
__Thanks Badge                                                       __Courage Confidence and Character
__ Thanks Badge II                                         __ Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout
__Social Responsibility in Girl Scouting (episodic)
          __Volunteer Service Pin I
          __Volunteer Service Pin II
          __Volunteer Service Pin III
__ Progressive Volunteer Awards:
          __Volunteer Achievement Award
          __Mentoring Award
          __Volunteer Executive Award
          __Volunteer Diversity Award
          __Community Cultivation Award
          __Fund Development Award


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                                       PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT INFORMATION CLEARLY
Name of Nominee:
Address of Nominee:
City:                                                      State:                               Zip:
Phone:                                                                        E-mail:
Service Unit:
Position for which volunteer is being nominated:
Other position(s) in Girl Scouting:
Prior Girl Scout awards and year given:


Names and positions of individuals submitting letters of endorsement:




Nominated by:
Name:
Address:
City:                                                                State:                            Zip:
Home phone:                                                          Day phone:
Email:
Position(s) in Girl Scouting:



Letters of endorsement have been verified and attached.


Signature:                                                                              Date:
                Service Unit Recognition Chair or Service Unit Manager

                                Form due to Area Volunteer Management Staff by January 10




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                                                    Adult Recognition Nomination
                                                               Form
                                                              Service Unit Level
                                                           Awards

Please indicate award:
__ Outstanding Volunteer                                             __Newcomer Award
__ Outstanding Leader                                                __Community Service Award



                                      PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT INFORMATION CLEARLY
Name of Nominee:
Address of Nominee:
City:                                                      State:                                Zip:
Phone:                                                                        E-mail:
Service Unit:
Position for which volunteer is being nominated:
Other position(s) in Girl Scouting:
Prior Girl Scout awards and year given:


Names and positions of individuals submitting letters of endorsement:




Nominated by:
Name:
Address:
City:                                                                State:                             Zip:
Home phone:                                                          Day phone:
Email:
Position(s) in Girl Scouting:



Letters of endorsement have been verified and attached.


Signature:                                                                              Date:
                Service Unit Recognition Chair or Service Unit Manager



                                             Present award at Council event
                                             Present award at Service Unit event
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             (If no preference is indicated, award will be presented at a Service Unit event.)

                     Form due to Area Volunteer Management Staff by March 10




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                                                       Application for Adult
                                                           Recognitions



                                         Daisy Leadership Pin
                                     Volunteer Years of Service Pin
                                      Membership Numeral Guard

Name:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Home phone:                                        Work phone:

Email:                                             Service Unit:

I am applying for the following recognitions:

______Daisy Leadership Pin
      On my honor, I have completed three years, this year, as a Girl Scout Leader in this council.

_____ Volunteer Years of Service Pin # of Years Served
      This represents the number of (These come in increments of 5 years)
      years of active volunteering as
      an adult.

______Membership Numeral Guard # of Years Needed
      This numeral guard represents (These come in increments of 5 years)
      both girl and adult years in Girl
      Scouting




                       Signature of Applicant                                       Date




           Signature of SU Adult Recognitions Chair or SUM                          Date


Volunteer Years of Service Pin, Membership Numeral Guards, and Daisy Leadership Pin can be presented a Council
or Service Unit events. If no box is selected, award will be presented at Service Unit event.
     Present at Council event

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         Present at Service Unit event




                                                               Leadership Development
                                                                  Award Form


1. Complete Section I of the application.
2. For the Leadership Development pin, complete Section II of the application. (If pin has been previously awarded,
skip this section.)
3. For Leadership Development Leaves, attach documentation (copies of cards/certificates) as proof of training.

                                                     SECTION I
NOMINEE’S INFORMATION

Name of Nominee:                                                        E-mail:
Address of Nominee:
City:                                                 State:                              Zip:
Home Phone:                                                             Day Phone:
Troop/Group #:                               Geographic/Service Unit:
Position(s):                 Troop Leader                      Co-Leader                         Asst. Leader



                                                     SECTION II

 Nominee has completed the required leader training. Name of course:

Date:                                                 Location:

 Two meetings or activities beyond the troop have been attended.

                  Type of Meeting                          Location                              Dates




 First aid and troop camp training have been completed.



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First Aid Training:                                         Date:

Outdoor Skills Training:                                             Date:




                      Signature of applicant                                         Date




     Signature of SU Adult Recognitions Chair or SUM                          Date


                                     Form Due to Council Office by March 10


                                                                 Service Unit Awards
                                                                    Summary

     Service Unit Awards Chairs: Please complete this summary and submit, along with copies of all the
     nominations packets indicating the Service Unit Leadership Team’s decision, to the area Volunteer
                                  Management staff person by March 10th.

Contact Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Home phone:                                                 Day phone:
Email:                                                      Service Unit:

Name of Award                                                       # Approved/Requested*
Leadership Development Pins
Leadership Development Green Leaves
Leadership Development Silver Leaves
Leadership Development Gold Leaves
Outstanding Volunteer Pins
Outstanding Leader Pins
Years of Service Pin
         5 years
         10 years
         15 years
Membership Numeral Guards
         5 years
         10 years
         15 years
Community Service Award
Daisy Leadership Award
Newcomer Award
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Signature                                             Position                  Date

*Be sure the number approved/requested matches the attached copies of the nomination packets.




                                                                            VOLUNTEER RECORD
                                                                                      PAGE 1

Name:                                                         Troop #:
Service Unit:                                   No. years in Girl Scouting:
Date:

                                 Girl Scouts of the USA/Council Recognitions

Leadership Development Pin           Year Received:              Council:
Green Leaves                         Year Received:              Council:              No. Rec’d:
Silver Leaves                        Year Received:              Council:              No. Rec’d:
Gold Leaves                          Year Received:              Council:              No. Rec’d:
Apprentice Trainer                   Year Received:              Council:
Experienced Trainer                  Year Received:              Council:
Master Trainer                       Year Received:              Council:
Outstanding Volunteer                Year Received:              Council:
Volunteer Service Pin                Year Received:              Council:              No. Rec’d:
Volunteer Development Pin            Year Received:              Council:
Mentoring Award/White Key            Year Received:              Council:
Executive Leadership/Black Key       Year Received:              Council:
Volunteer Diversity/Gold Key         Year Received:              Council:
Community Cultivation/Silver Key     Year Received:              Council:

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Fund Development/Copper Key           Year Received:              Council:
Appreciation Pin              Year Received:           Council:
Honor Pin                             Year Received:              Council:
Thanks Badge I                        Year Received:              Council:
Thanks Badge II               Year Received:           Council:

Years of Service Pin – Year Received: 5 Years                            10 Years                     15 Years
                                          20 Years                       25 Years                     30 Years
                                          35 Years                       40 Years                     45 Years
                                          50 Years                       55 Years                     60 Years

Membership Numeral Guard – Year Received:
                                        5 Years                          10 Years                     15 Years
                                      20 Years                           25 Years                     30 Years
                                      35 Years                           40 Years                     45 Years
                                      50 Years                           55 Years                     60 Years

                                                 Council Awards

Year Received:                Council:                                       Name of Award:

Year Received:                Council:                                       Name of Award:

Year Received:                Council:                                       Name of Award:

Year Received:                Council:                                       Name of Award:

Year Received:                Council:                                       Name of Award:

Year Received:                Council:                                       Name of Award:




                                                                                  VOLUNTEER RECORD
                                                                                            PAGE 2
Troop/Pathway Leadership Positions                     Service Unit/Council Positions




                              List Relevant Training or Attach Training Card(s)
                                (Girl Scout, Red Cross, college courses, etc.)
Year               Training           Hours            Year              Training             Hours




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                                   Community Service
Project                           Year(s) Project                   Year(s)




                                Council Events Attended
Event                             Year(s) Event                     Year(s)




                              Service Unit Events Attended
Event                             Year(s) Event                     Year(s)




  Participation should not be listed under more than one heading. This record should be
    kept by the individual and a copy should be given to the Service Unit Manager as
                                   information is added.




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