Awarded to an adult volunteer for service to one service unit
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Board Approved Recognition
These recognitions require approval by the council’s board of directors and are considered the highest awards given to adults in Girl Scouting. These awards recognize service that is extraordinary, goes above and beyond the expectations of the position(s) held, and benefits a wide audience. These recognitions are described below.
The deadline for nominations is the first Wednesday in November by 5 p.m., in the council office in Sacramento or Salida. Nominations will be reviewed by the council board of directors at its January meeting and those approved will be presented with the award at the council Annual Meeting in February.
Awarded to an adult volunteer for service to two (2) or more service units
Awarded to an adult volunteer for service to the entire Council
Thanks Badge II
Awarded to an adult volunteer for continuing service to the entire Council
Service Unit Approved Recognition
The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes an adult volunteer who has contributed outstanding service either directly to girls or in support of the council’s goals in one or more functional areas. The nominee’s performance has been beyond the expectations for the position(s) held. Appropriate candidates for this award might include, but are not limited to: troop leaders, service team members, day camp directors, learning facilitators, council program volunteers, and council fund development volunteers. Troop leader and service team nominations are to be processed by the service unit’s adult recognition committee and submitted with the annual service unit recognition paperwork.
Pins may be given to adults/purchased by adults who have been members for at least 5 years (total of years as a girl member and years as an adult member). Individually registered, as well as troop affiliated adults are eligible.
The council makes a special presentation at the council’s annual meeting in February to “long term” members (starting at 20 years) to acknowledge their dedication and service.
Years of Service
Pins may be given to adults/purchased by adults who have given a minimum of 5 years of active service as adult volunteers.
To request a Years of Service or Years of Membership pin presentation at the Annual Meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your request by January 12, 2018.