Now accepting nominations through January 16, 2019!
The Volunteer Awards thank and recognize the adults who make a
difference in the lives of the girls in our Girl Scouts of Eastern PA
community. Awards range from local service unit recognitions, to
annual council-level and even national awards. Any Girl Scout troop,
service unit, council, or individual can nominate a volunteer for an award.
National & Council Level Awards- Presented at the annual
Volunteer Awards: Appreciation pin, Honor pin, Super
Service Unit award, Go-Getter Award, Innovator award, Risk-Taker
award, Leader award, Lights of Loyalty award, Thanks Badge, Thanks
Badge II, Gertrude K. McGonigle award, the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA
award, Friend of Girl Scouts of Eastern PA award, Leadership Knot,
Service Unit Growth, Service Unit Retention, and longevity awards
-Numeral Guards (35+ years) and Years of Service (25+ years).
Service Unit Level Awards- Presented locally, at the date and
location determined by each service unit: Volunteer of
Excellence, Friend of Girl Scouts Service Unit, and longevity awards
-Numeral Guards (5-30 years) and Years of Service (5-20 years).
Service Unit Level Awards
Service unit awards are a way to recognize your local leaders and
community partners. They are presented at the service unit's
end-of-year recognition event.
Service units decide on their own timeline to approve and present
awards and typically appoint a Recognitions Coordinator who will
ensure that volunteers are recognized in their service unit.
Please do not send nominations for Service Unit Level Awards to
the council offices.
Membership Numeral Guards/Years of Service
These two awards showcase the hardwork and dedication our volunteers
have given to Girl Scouts throughout the years. Depending on the level
of achievement these awards are either presented at the yearly
Volunteer Awards or at the Service Unit level.
Recognition - do it often and make it meaningful. Informal
recognitions are day-to-day ways to say "thank you" to
volunteers. Get creative, there are so many amazing ideas! These
sincere expressions of appreciation are based on specific
contributions and are given in a timely manner. Informal recognition
is powerful and effective, because volunteers feel valued by a
Question & Answer Sessions
Do you have questions about the Volunteer Awards process? Join
Training & Events staff for live Q&A sessions from the comfort
of your own home. This informal opportunity connects staff and
volunteers for real-time discussions and demonstrations. See below
for a complete schedule of sessions.
Need a Replacement?
Did you receive a Volunteer Award, Numeral Guard, or Years of
Service Pin, but lost it? Click
here to fill out our Volunteer Award Pin Replacement form and
we'll be in touch shortly to discuss replacing your pin!