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Awards and Recognition

Do you know an adult volunteer who deserves recognition?

Showing love and appreciation for our volunteers is a long-standing Girl Scout tradition. After all, our volunteers are Ah-mazing! Our volunteers are all about the girls. We love them for it and, well, Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them.

Our volunteers are changing the lives of girls in their communities every day. Some volunteers go above and beyond all expectations and have a definite impact on not only their troop, but their service unit and sometimes even the whole council.

The following is a summary of the GSUSA and GSMH official adult awards. For more information or additional awards resources, contact us.

GSUSA Volunteer Awards

Girl Scouts of the USA has designed the guidelines for these awards. Awardees are recognized each spring at the GSMH Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Nominations are accepted at any time throughout the year, but must be postmarked by December 2 for the following spring’s ceremony.

Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This support has had measurable impact within one geographic area of service to help reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; this support has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service to reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the council.

Thanks Badge

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

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefitting the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Volunteer of Excellence

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

Years of Volunteer Service Pin

The Volunteer Years of Service Pin recognizes an adult member registered with Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. for her/his years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals (25, 30, 35, etc.). Volunteers with 25 or more years of service can be recognized at the volunteer recognition ceremony.

GSMH Local Service Unit Awards

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has designed the guidelines for these awards and provides certificates to be presented by the local service unit volunteers at a local recognition event.

Juliette Low Community Partnership Award

The Juliette Low Community Partnership Award recognizes an organization or an individual in the community who has supported Girl Scouting over the past year.

The President's Award

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.

Service Unit Outstanding Leader

The service unit outstanding leader award recognizes a volunteer for service beyond the expectations for the position and will be presented by the service unit team.

Service Unit Outstanding Volunteer

The service unit outstanding leader award recognizes a volunteer for service beyond the expectations for the position and will be presented by the service unit team.

If you know an outstanding adult volunteer within Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, please nominate them for a council award.