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Volunteer Awards

We love our volunteers and want to show them just how much their hard work means to our council. We couldn’t serve our girls without our volunteers!

Ready, set, nominate! Put your thinking caps on… who are the hardest working Girl Scout volunteers you know? Let’s work together to commend them for their service! The submission window for this year's Volunteer Awards Nominations is now open, and will run through February 15, 2018.

The 2018 Chart of Awards has all of the details you need to help you identify an outstanding volunteer. Check out the new for 2018 Volunteer Awards One-Pager for a handy award reference! Do you know more than one incredible individual? You can submit multiple nominations!

Check out our NEW G.I.R.L. Awards! These four awards recognize volunteers who exemplify one of the G.I.R.L. leadership qualities: go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, & leader.

Award Nomination Forms are submitted using Smarter Select. Just click here and create an account.  Returning users can simply log in with their username and password. 

Chart of Awards

Service Unit Chart of Awards 

Volunteer Awards One-Pager *Brand New for 2018!

Volunteer Awards Nomination Form

Nomination How-to Guide

Service Unit Nomination Form (Fillable)

Service Unit Endorsement Form (Fillable)

President’s Award Application (For Service Units)

Numeral Guard/Years of Service Application Under 35/25 Years (Fillable)

Numeral Guard/Years of Service Application Over 35/25 Years (Fillable)

Questions on the 2018 Chart of Awards? Email the Volunteer Training and Events Team at training@gsep.org. You can schedule a time to speak with one of our team members– or join one of the online Volunteer Awards Nominations-Q&A sessions from the comfort and convenience of your own computer.  Full schedule and details can be found on the Volunteer Training page of our website.

 

 

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Spring L.E.A.D. Meetings

Thank you for attending our Spring L.E.A.D. Meetings.  We hope that you came away with the tools you need to support your Service Units.  We are currently compiling and answering all of the questions submitted during the meeting.  We will be sending a follow up email to all attendees once that is complete.

Here is the PowerPoint presentation from the L.E.A.D. Meetings.  We invite you to share it with your Service Unit as you see fit.

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Pot of Gold 2017- Thank You!

Thank you for making Pot of Gold 2017 a huge success!  We would like to especially thank our Pot of Gold Committee, workshop presenters and staff for their support. 

We hope that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you at our next training event, F.A.L.L. Fall Adult Learn and Lead at Camp Laughing Waters on September 22-24, 2017.  

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2016 Fall Kickoff Carnival Follow-Up

The 2016 Kick Off Carnival was a huge success!  Held on August 27, 2016 at the Valley Forge Service Center – we maxed out attendance and so far have heard great feedback from our volunteers!

If you missed the event but would like to check out the PowerPoint – click here.

Questions? Email training@gsep.org.

 

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Little Ways to Say “Thank You”

Informal recognitions on the troop/group and individual levels are great ways to say “thank you” to volunteers today! These sincere expressions of appreciation can be powerful when given with a personal touch. Examples of meaningful, informal rewards include:

  1. A welcome or thank you card or letter
  2. Skill-building learning opportunities (For example, how to use social media to network)
  3. A recommendation for a promotion
  4. Sending the volunteer’s supervisor or CEO a letter recognizing her/his contributions
  5. Complimenting a volunteer’s work to a supervisor or co-worker (in the volunteer’s presence)
  6. Showing interest in a volunteer’s personal life (such as asking about a volunteer’s grandchild or weekend plans)

If you have any questions about how to thank your volunteers, please email us.