We can’t wait to see you at the next L.E.A.D. Meeting! All meetings will run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please register to attend through the Online Registration System.
Fall 2014 Schedule
Tuesday, 11/18 – Shelly Ridge Service Center @ Smith Lodge
Thursday, 11/20 – Valley Forge Service Center
Monday, 11/24 – Cedar Crest College
Spring 2015 Schedule
Thursday, 3/19 – Lehigh Valley (location TBD)
Tuesday, 3/24 – Shelly Ridge Service Center
Thursday, 3/26 – Delaware County Service Center
Official awards for superior service
Nominations and Endorsements
The deadline to submit nominations for most Council level recognitions is February 2, 2015. See the summary below for individual award information.
Who can nominate volunteers for outstanding accomplishments and service? Any adult can begin the nomination process by completing the appropriate forms. Each nomination is considered on its own merit and is not rated against other nominations. The best nominations and endorsements include as much supporting information as possible. Always include examples of times when the nominee showed significant strides toward excellence. See the Volunteer Resource 2015 How to Write an Endorsement Letter, for more information on writing nominations and endorsements.
Nominations and endorsements are happily accepted by mail, email or fax. Don’t forget the appropriate signatures! If you have questions or need a form mailed to you, please call your local Membership Engagement Manager or Jessica Skone, Manager of Volunteer Intake.
Official Adult Awards
The Chart of Awards 2015 provides more information about the GSUSA and GSEP official adult awards and recognitions offered. Detailed descriptions of each award, along with nomination criteria, examples of potential award candidates, and the appropriate forms can be found within this volunteer resource.
Everyone likes to be appreciated and expressing thanks is appropriate anytime! Whether in the form of a simple thank you for a small job well done, or a formal commendation for years or faithful service, such acknowledgment is an indication to the recipient that she or he is valued and appreciated and that their contribution is both important and recognized. Look below to read more about the Adult Awards and Recognitions offered.
Adult Award Nomination Form (Word)
Little Ways to say “Thank You” everyday
Recognition on the Troop/group and individual level is considered informal rewards. Informal rewards are day-to-day ways to say “thank you” to volunteers—they tend to be intangible benefits and heartfelt displays of recognition. 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 personal touch.
Examples of meaningful informal rewards include:
A welcome or thank-you card or letter
Skill-building learning opportunities (For example, how to use social media to network)
A recommendation for a promotion
Sending the volunteer’s supervisor or CEO a letter recognizing her/his contributions
Complimenting a volunteer’s work to a supervisor or co-worker (in the volunteer’s presence)
Showing interest in a volunteer’s personal life (such as asking about a volunteer’s grandchild or weekend plans)
Grade level Volunteer Pins
Grade Level Volunteer Pins
Volunteer pins for each grade level are available through the Girl Scout shop. These pins are great resources to welcome and thank volunteers into roles working directly with Girls or supporting a grade level behind the scenes. These position pins are not earned, but given in recognition of service supporting Girl Scouts in a variety of ways.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or contact us at 610-933-7555.
On Saturday, August 23, we hosted the annual Fall Kickoff at the Valley Forge Service Center. Everyone had a great time, as we energized volunteers and staff for another great Girl Scout year! If you'd like to download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation from Fall Kick Off, click here.
It was a weekend full of fun and new experiences for hundreds of volunteers from GSEP and even some other councils at F.A.L.L. 2014! Our volunteers, experienced and newbies alike, were energized and educated at Camp Laughing Waters from September 19-21.
Fall Adult Learn and Lead is a time for volunteers to make new friends, take required leadership trainings, and develop new skills based on badge-earning activities to enhance the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Thank you to everyone who participated this year, it was a great success! We would like to say a special thank you to our committee of dedicated volunteers: Kathy Halpen, Susan Donahue Sinback, Kathy Nemeth, Liz Kilcullen, Ann Hoff, and Karen Harris for their countless hours in planning an amazing learning experience. If you are interested in joining the committee that organizes our volunteer-sponsored events like Fall Adult Learn and Lead, email Tiffany Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fall, Girl Scouts hosted its 53rd National Convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah from October 16-19! This exciting event reunited alumnae and invigorated a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme, “Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.”
A cadre of speakers and entertainers—news makers, leaders, policy makers, and celebrities from across the country and around the world—converged on Salt Lake City this October to celebrate and advocate on behalf of girls.