Every year we recognize special individuals for their years of membership, volunteer service and their commitment to Girl Scouts. Human beings want and need appreciation for the work they do. Whether in the form of a simple thank you for a small job well done or a formal commendation for years of faithful service in a key position of an organization, such acknowledgement is a signal to the recipient that she or he is noticed and appreciated – that she or he is recognized.
We are asking that you give some thought to who you feel the Board of Directors and your Troops/Service Units should recognize for their outstanding service.
Please see the links under resources for the new manuals, which contain the revised forms and instructions. Nominations are due by no later than February 1, 2014. Board-approved recognitions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Troop and Service Unit recognitions should be sent to either the Service Unit Manager or to the Volunteer Service Team, depending on the award. Please follow the instructions for these recognitions.
Betty Boyd Memorial - recognizes a Troop Leader or Co-Leader who has served in a troop leadership role for three years or more and has received the Outstanding Leader Award.
Appreciation Pin - recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding service to at least one geographic area, service unit, or program delivery audience.
Honor Pin - recognizes an adult member who has delivered outstanding service to two or more geographic areas, service units, or program delivery audiences.
Jo McAtee Pin - recognizes an adult member who has delivered consistent, outstanding leadership service to a geographic region surrounding his/her service unit, that benefits all girls in the region, forwards the mission of the Girl Scout movement, and contributes to the council's goals and objectives.
Thanks Badge - recognizes an adult member whose service has been consistently outstanding in scope and quality. The service performed benefits the entire council or Girl Scout movement and contributes to the council's goals and objectives.
Thanks Badge II - recognizes an adult member who has already received the Thanks Badge and who has continued to contribute in extraordinary ways to benefit the entire council or Girl Scout movement.
Diana Lawson Award - recognizes an adult member who has received both Thanks Badge awards and is to be bestowed only to the rare Girl Scout who continues to give the most exceptional and exemplary service.
Jo Jameson Award - recognizes an adult member who has served as a council trainer for at least three years, who has demonstrated excellence in training, and contributes to the council's goals and objectives.
Outstanding Service to the Community - recognizes an adult member who has given significant and outstanding service to the community.