Volunteer Recognition
Volunteer Recognition

The Volunteer of Excellence Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult whose services contributes to outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the Girl Scout Mission. This award requires a Nomination Form and a Letter of Endorsement.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

 Online Nomination Form
 Online Letter of Endorsement

The Appreciation Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult who contributes to and impacts achievement of the Girl Scout Mission in one or more areas, service units or program delivery audiences. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Honor Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult whose service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; this support has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service to reach and surpass the mission delivery goals of the council. It is distinguished from the Appreciation Pin by the span of influence and impact of the nominee. This award requires a Nomination Form and a Letter of Endorsement.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Thanks Badge I Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult 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 and is so significantly beyond expectations that no other honor would be appropriate.  

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 3- Letters of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Thanks Badge II Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult who has previously received the Thanks I Badge Pin and who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefitting the entire Girl Scout Mission. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 3- Letters of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The President’s Pin recognizes exceptional service from a service unit team, committee, or volunteer team whose exceptional 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 and the Girl Scout Mission. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Betty Boyd Memorial Pin is named after a very dedicated Girl Scout Leader who became a trainer to guide other leaders in fulfilling the Girl Scout Mission through girl-led planning and decision-making. This pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered Girl Scout Troop Leader who has served in troop leadership for three or more years and whose outstanding service merits recognition by the entire Silver Sage Council. The nominee must have previously received at least one of the following pins: Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Volunteer or Rookie of the Year given by a Service Unit. This award requires a Nomination Form and a Letter of Endorsement.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Jo Jameson Memorial Pin is named after a very active Girl Scout troop leader, service unit manager, day camp coordinator and trainer who served Silver Sage Council for over 16 years. This pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult who has served in one of the following roles for at least 3 years at the Council or Service Unit Level respectively: SU Manager, SU Mentor, SU Recruiter or SU Day Camp Coordinator. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Jo McAtee VIP Memorial Pin is named after an active Lifetime Member of Silver Sage Council who served as a leader, master trainer and association delegate.  Jo was the recipient of the Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II and was an active volunteer in her community. This pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult who has delivered continuous, consistent, outstanding leadership to a service unit area in two separate leadership positions for a minimum of four consecutive years.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Outstanding Service to the Community Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult who has given significant and outstanding service to the community, service must be provided to groups or organizations other than the Girl Scouts.

Award Packet Requires: 1-Nomination and 2-Letters of Endorsement
The 2nd Letter of Endorsement is required from the community organization which the volunteer serves.

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Outstanding Community Partner Award recognizes continued outstanding support of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council by an individual or business for more than three years through contributions of time and/or services. This award requires a Nomination Form and a Letter of Endorsement.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Millie Carey Board Member of Influence Pin is named after Millie Carey who served as a Girl Scout volunteer for 67 years. She was the state representative for the Green Hat Society, state representative for the World Organization for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and mentor to numerous Gold Award recipients. This pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult, and community volunteer for a minimum of 10 years and has served on the Silver Sage Council Board of Directors for a minimum of 3 years and is a current board member. The nominee enthusiastically represents Girl Scouts at Council and other community events and exhibits exceptional commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Outstanding Philanthropist Award recognizes exceptional service to Silver Sage Council from an active, registered adult or external partner whose efforts have resulted in increased mission engagement, advocacy, and/or monetary contributions. Philanthropic efforts could include the solicitation of in-kind, grants, corporate donors, foundations, endowments, major gifts, or recruited new members to the Juliette Gordon Low Society for planned giving for Silver Sage Council. The Outstanding Philanthropist focuses on bringing our mission to life through education, engagement, and financial support. They serve as a champion for our efforts to provide quality programs and experiences.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Must also be approved by the CEO and the Director of Development. 

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Diana Lawson Pin is Silver Sage Council’s highest adult recognition, and is named for current Lifetime Member, Diana Lawson, who has actively served Silver Sage Council for over 55 years. She is recipient of the Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II and served as Chair of the Silver Sage Council Board of Directors for many years. Diana continues to be an active volunteer for GSSSC and her community. The Diana Lawson Pin recognizes exceptional service from an active, registered adult who has been a member for a minimum of five years and has received BOTH the Thanks Badge I Pin and the Thanks Badge II Pin. This distinction recognizes furtherance of the entire Girl Scout Movement through public and highly visible community involvement, whose work in creating greater possibilities for girls shows extraordinary results and whose contributions are significantly beyond expectations of the position. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Sandy Wilson Staff Excellence Pin recognizes Sandy Wilson’s 38 years of service (and counting) to Silver Sage, where she has served in nearly every capacity, from Cookie Manager, to Receptionist, to Store Clerk, and now Director of Human Resources and Business Services. Sandy and her family have also volunteered in numerous capacities and have contributed exceptionally to Camp Alice Pittenger. The award would go to a staff member who has served five years or more years and who has shown above-and-beyond commitment to the development of others and to the success of the Council. This award recognizes longevity and the outstanding service by a staff member that will benefit the entire council beyond the staff member’s tenure, goes far beyond the expectations of the employee’s job description, and supports the achievement of the council’s goals and strategic learning efforts. 

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 3- Letters of Endorsement

Must be approved by the Silver Sage Council CEO

Online Nomination Form
Online Letter of Endorsement

The Years of Membership Numeral Guard recognizes active adult members who have completed five or more years (number of combined years as a girl and adult member) of Membership and Commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Pins may be presented to members at their local Service Unit Recognition Event or the Council Annual Awards Recognition Event. (Council will pay for pins)

The Years of Volunteer Service Pin recognizes active adult members who have served as Girl Scout Volunteers for five or more years.

Pins are presented to members at the Council Annual Awards Recognition Event. (Council will pay for pins)

Email to recognitions@girlscouts-ssc.org or mail to the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council.

The Rookie of the Year recognizes an active Troop Leader for the first year at any grade level who has completed the basic leadership courses. Leaders will have participated in at least two meetings or events beyond the troop and have outstanding performance in helping girls develop courage, confidence, and character and who live by the Girl Scouts Promise and Law.

Pins are presented to members at their local Service Unit Recognitions Event.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement 

The Outstanding Volunteer recognizes an active Troop Leader for the first year at any grade level who has completed the basic leadership courses. Leaders will have participated in at least two meetings or events beyond the troop and have outstanding performance in helping girls develop courage, confidence, and character and who live by the Girl Scouts Promise and Law.

Pins are presented to members at their local Service Unit Recognitions Event.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1- Letter of Endorsement 

The Outstanding Leader Pin recognizes an active Troop Leader or Co-Leader who has completed all appropriate trainings and whose performance is outstanding in developing girls of courage, confidence, and character and who live by the Girl Scouts Promise and Law.

Pins are presented to members at their local Service Unit Recognitions Event.

Award Packet Requires: 1 – Nomination Form and 1 – Letter of Endorsement