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Volunteer Recognition: What it is and why you'll want to participate!

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What is Volunteer Recognition, you ask?

It’s a program unique to Girl Scouts that honors YOU, our volunteers, and there are two different types of awards with this program:

1. The first type are awards that you can nominate another volunteer for. If there is a volunteer in your troop or Community that goes above and beyond to deliver an awesome Girl Scout experience, this would be the perfect way to show your appreciation.

  • The process is easy. Check out the different awards on our Awards & Recognitions page, download, fill out, and send the nomination form to by March 3. Don't forget the letters of recommendation. We will review all nominations and contact you when complete.
  • Did you know you can also nominate local community partners for the Community Award to recognize their support and service to Girl Scouts? These nominees don’t have to be registered Girl Scouts, by the way.

2. The other type of awards are ones you apply for yourself. So, if you’ve completed all your essential learning, you can submit an application for the Trained Leader ID Pin. You can also apply for Years of Service or Membership Year Pins (at five-year intervals).

Let’s say you’ve nominated Susie Scout for the Appreciation Pin and her nomination was accepted. Yay! Susie Scout will then be formally recognized at the annual Volunteer Recognition event on May 21 at Camp Logan. (Stay tuned for more details.)

Questions? Contact Stephanie McCue at or ext. 502.