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4.5. Volunteer Recognition

Volunteer Recognition

Awards are presented to active, registered adults of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. whose service is outstanding, above and beyond expectations for the position held.

Awards are based on areas(s) of service. They appear to form a hierarchy but are designed to recognize service that is given to area(s) of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council. Only the Thanks Badge II is consecutive after the Thanks Badge has been awarded.

Volunteer of Excellence Award

Description
The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls 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.

Criteria

  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The candidate has successfully completed a term of service and all requirements for the position.
  • The candidate has performed beyond expectations for the position to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls using the national program portfolio, or
  • The candidate’s performance has been beyond the expectations of the position and has supported council’s mission-delivery goals in one or more of the follow­ing functional areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volun­teer Relations and Support, Program, Leadership and Governance, Fund Develop­ment, and Council Support Service (such as IT, Customer Service, Merchandising, MarComm).
  • The candidate actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclu­sive behavior.

Nomination
Submit the Volunteer of Excellence nomination form.

President’s Award

Description
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.

Criteria

  • All service-team members are registered Girl Scouts.
  • All service-team members have met all requirements and expectations of the positions held.
  • The service-delivery team has significantly contributed to meeting one or more of the council’s mission-delivery goals
  • The service-delivery team reflects the diversity of the target audience or area it serves, in girl and adult membership, in all pathways offered.
  • The service-delivery team actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior.

Nomination
Submit the President’s Award nomination form.

Appreciation Pin

Description
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measure­able impact on one geographic area of service, helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.

Criteria

  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The service performed by the candidate is above and beyond the expectations for the position held, and made an impact on a geographic area within the council’s jurisdiction.

Nomination
Submit the Appreciation Pin Nomination form and ask two people to submit the Appreciation Pin Endorsement form.

Appreciation Pin Nomination ~ Appreciation Endorsement.

Honor Pin

Description
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of deliver­ing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Criteria

  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The service performed by the candidate is above and beyond the expectations for the position held and made an impact on two or more geographic areas within the council jurisdiction.

Nomination
Submit the Honor Pin Nomination form and ask three people to complete the Honor Pin Endorsement form.

Honor Pin Nomination ~ Honor Pin Endorsement

Thanks Badge

Description
The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Criteria

  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The outstanding service performed by the candidate resulted in outcomes that benefitted the total council or the entire Girl Scout organization, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Nomination
Submit the Thanks Badge Nomination form and ask four people to submit the Thanks Badge Endorsement form.

Thanks Badge Nomination ~ Thanks Badge Endorsement

Thanks Badge II

Description
The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who has con­tinued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Criteria

  • The candidate is an active, registered adult Girl Scout.
  • The candidate has received the Thanks Badge.
  • The outstanding service performed by the candidate resulted in outcome(s) that benefitted the entire Girl Scout organization, and is so significantly above and beyond the call of duty that no other award would be appropriate.

Nomination
Submit the Thanks Badge II Nomination form and ask four people to submit the Thanks Badge II Endorsement form.

Thanks Badge II Nomination ~ Thanks Badge II Endorsement