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Volunteer Recognitions

We have the best volunteers! Now it's time to publicly recognize them.

At Girl Scouts Heart of the South, we know that your time is precious and how you contribute as a volunteer is invaluable. It makes everything we do possible!

We value all our volunteers and every year, there are formal recognitions in Girl Scouting to acknowledge the accomplishments of those who go above and beyond our expectations.

We invite parents, girls, volunteers, and staff to nominate an adult for any of the adult recognitions listed. Nominations for all 2018 Adult Awards must be received by Monday, February 19, 2018.

2017 Recipients  | 2016 Recipients | 2015 Recipients | 2014 Recipients

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Board of Directors' Approved Recognitions:

The Appreciation Pin recognizes adults who have performed beyond the expectations of the position held and has had a measurable impact on one geographic area. Click HERE to nominate a deserving GSHS volunteer for the Appreciation Pin.

The Honor Pin recognizes adults who have performed beyond the expectations of the position held and has had a measurable impact on two or more geographic areas. Click HERE to nominate a deserving GSHS volunteer for the Honor Pin.

The President's Award recognizes the efforts of a service-delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals. Click HERE to nominate a deserving GSHS volunteer for the President's Award.

The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the national program portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Click HERE to nominate a deserving GSHS volunteer for the Volunteer of Excellence Award.

The Thanks Badge recognizes adults whose service has benefited the entire Council, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.  Click HERE to nominate a deserving GSHS volunteer for the Thanks Badge.

The Thanks Badge II recognizes adults who have received the Thanks Badge and have continued to provide outstanding service to the entire Council or entire Girl Scout organization.  Click HERE to nominate a deserving GSHS volunteer for the Thanks Badge II.

The Years of Service Pin recognizes an adult member for years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals. Click HERE to request a Years of Service Pin.

The Membership Numeral recognizes tenure in Girl Scouting. Numeral Guards are available in five-year increments to recognize total girl and adult membership years. These can be purchased through the council shop. No form/proof needed. 

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Volunteer Recognition/Award Criteria 

Click here for pictures of these prestigious awards and specific criteria required for each. 

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Letters of Endorsement

Certain awards require additional endorsement from those who can attest to the caliber of service. The person making the nomination cannot also submit an endorsement for the same nomination. To endorse a nomination, please submit an Endorsement for Adult Awards Form found HERE.

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GSHS Council Awards

Each year Girl Scouts Heart of the South presents several unique awards to volunteers, service units, and troops for their outstanding work during the membership year. Information about the 2018 GSHS Council Awards and nomination forms will be available on this site starting the week of January 22, 2018.