Volunteer Events

Pot of Gold 2017
Adult Awards 2017
Kick Off Follow-Up
F.A.L.L. 2016 Follow-Up

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.  


Adult Awards 2017

We are gearing up for another great recognition event!  We had more than 100 nominations for this year’s Adult Awards – and that’s all thanks to your generosity towards one another!

The council awards ceremony will be held on May 2 at Camp Laughing Waters.  Registration will open in late March.  Check here for more details soon.

Numeral Guards and Years of Service

Numeral Guards and Years of Service pins are also available!  Council is happy to award Numeral Guards and Years of Service pins, over 25 and 35 years, at our annual Adult Awards Celebration. The deadline for submission of NG/YOS forms to be included in the celebration is April 1, 2017.

Due to our record system, we rely on members’ personal records for tracking their years of membership and service and accept applications on a good faith basis.

 Service Unit Awards

Interested in Service Unit Awards? Check out the Service Unit Chart of Awards below! Individual Service Units decide on their own nomination deadlines, and when they’ll present the awards – at a Service Unit Recognition Event, during a monthly Service Unit Meeting or Service Unit Event, during a troop meeting, or at the Service Unit End of Year Celebration. Contact your Service Unit Manager for more details.

The Nomination and Endorsement Forms for Service Unit Awards are fillable PDFs, found below.

2017 Adult Awards Documents/Forms

Chart of Awards – awards presented by council at Adult Awards Celebration

Service Unit Chart of Awards – awards presented by Service Unit

Please note: when filling out a PDF form, first click the link below to open the PDF online.  Then, right click on the page and save the PDF to your computer.  Next, you must open the file you saved to your computer and fill it out.  Opening the file from your own computer is what will allow you to save your progress. If you fill out the form online, instead of saving it to your computer first, you will lose your progress. Email volunteerawards@gsep.org with questions. Thanks!

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:

  • 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

If you have any questions about how to thank your volunteers, please email volunteerawards@gsep.org.

 2016 Kick Off 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.

F.A.L.L. Weekend 2017 Print

Save the Date for F.A.L.L. Weekend 2017 – September 22-24th at Camp Laughing Waters.  We’ll have more information as we get closer to the event.

F.A.L.L. Weekend 2016 was a blast!  Thanks for helping us make our most dynamic training event a success again.  We couldn’t have done it without the help of our volunteer committee, trainers, and participants!

If you’d like to check out some awesome pictures from the weekend, click here to view our Shutterfly Event Site!   You can share your favorite part of the weekend or something you learned, plus you can download our photos – or add your own to the mix!