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Ways to Recognize Volunteers

Girl Scout volunteers work hard to create a fun and empowering environment for our girls. Let's thank them as often as we can for their efforts! Here are some great ways to say "thank you!"

Additionally, if someone has done something special for you or your troop, Just Say Thanks! They can get a personal note from GSOFCT CEO Mary Barneby. 

Membership Numeral Pins and Volunteer Years of Service Pins recognize the length of time someone has been involved with Girl Scouts. Pins over 20 years are awarded at the Annual Meeting and Recognitions Ceremony in the spring.

Membership Numeral Pin (under 20 Years) Volunteer Years of Service (Under 20 Years)
Membership Numeral Pin (20 years and up) Volunteer Years of Service (20 years and up)

Below is information on how to nominate someone for a Service Unit, GSOFCT, and/or GSUSA Award. You can get the full information in the GSOFCT Recognitions Handbook.

GSOFCT Volunteer Recognitions

Every year, we recognize the outstanding efforts of volunteers throughout our council at our Annual Meeting and Recognitions Ceremony. Extraordinary volunteers may be nominated by co-leaders, troop helpers, parents, girls, or council staff for the following awards. 

GSOFCT Helping Hand
HelpingHand

Awarded for any type of noteworthy contribution by an adult acting in a leadership role.

GSOFCT Leading the Way
LeadingTheWay

Awarded for any type of noteworthy contribution by a Troop/Group Leader or Assistant Troop/Group Leader.

GSOFCT Distinguished Leader
DistinguishedLeader

Awarded for leadership so outstanding in nature that it merits recognition by the service unit.

GSOFCT Distinguished Volunteer
DistinguishedVolunteer

Awarded for service performed beyond expectation of the position.

Community Participation Award
CommunityParticipationAwardCert

Recognizes a non-member adult or organization for providing episodic service to the Girl Scout organization at a council or local level.

Outdoor Enthusiast Award
OutdoorEnthusiast

Recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding outdoor education to at least one Service Unit or program delivery audience.

Outstanding Service Team Member
OutstandingServiceTeamMember

Recognizes an individual working on a Service Unit Team who has demonstrated consistent outstanding service to her/his geographical area.

Spirit of the Dragonfly
SpiritoftheDragonfly

Recognizes an adult volunteer who exemplifies the Girl Scout Mission, lives by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and demonstrates a commitment to providing older girl members with the opportunity to develop through guidance, mentoring, and coaching in support of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut Pin
GSofCTpin

Awarded for outstanding service to a Council-wide assignment or whose service and dedication impacts the success and development of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for Girl Scouts of Connecticut. A minimum of 2 years of service in GSOFCT is required.

Light the Way Pin
LightTheWay

The Light the Way pin recognizes an adult who is committed to delivering outstanding education and training to new leaders and service team members within the Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

 

GSUSA Volunteer Recognitions

GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence Pin
VolofExcellencePin

The GSUSA Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes adult volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of GSOFCT’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

GSUSA Appreciation Pin
AppreciationPin

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

GSUSA Honor Pin
HonorPin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

GSUSA Thanks Badge
ThanksBadge

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

GSUSA Thanks Badge II
ThanksBadgeII

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

President's Award
PresidentsPlaque

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

Nominate a service unit now!