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Recognize Volunteers

Do you know an adult volunteer who deserves recognition? 

Showing love and appreciation for our volunteers is a long-standing Girl Scout tradition. After all, our volunteers are Ah-mazing! 

Our volunteers are all about the girls and often work extra hours on top of full schedules and busy lives. We love them for it and, well, Girl Scouting wouldn’t be the same without them. Let’s be sure to shout it from the Girl Scout rooftops!

Forms
Volunteer of Excellence


The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland. Anyone may nominate an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to the success of a troop, service unit or other area using the online form.

Criteria:

  • The candidate must be an active Girl Scout adult volunteer.

  • The candidate must have completed the required training for the position. (This will be checked by GSOH).

  • The candidate must have performed beyond the expectations for the position for which they are being nominated.

 

  • Names and contact information (full name, email, phone) for two individuals who have reviewed or contributed to the nomination, support the nominee, and are willing to provide any additional information as needed to complete the nomination. They must also agree with the outstanding service of the nominee.

If you would like to nominate a Girl Scout adult volunteer for the Volunteer of Excellence award, please complete the form.

Once the nomination is received it will be processed and returned to the service unit for approval if needed and the pin distributed at a service unit meeting.

 

The Appreciation Pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the GSLE within one geographic area of service.

The Appreciation Pin recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland in one or more service delivery areas. Anyone may nominate an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to the success of a troop, service unit or other area using the online form.

Criteria:

The nominee must be a registered Girl Scout adult

The nominee must have completed the required training for the position. (This will be checked)

The nominee must have performed beyond the expectations for the position for which they are being nominated

Additional Information:

Names and contact information (full name, email, phone) for two individuals who have reviewed or contributed to the nomination, support the nominee, and are willing to provide any additional information as needed to complete the nomination. They must also agree with the outstanding service of the nominee.

To complete a nomination, use this form

Once the form is completed and submitted prior to the deadline of February 28, the recognition committee will review the nomination and notify the nominator of the results.

The Honor Pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE); 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.

The Honor Pin recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland in two or more service delivery areas. Anyone may nominate an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to the success of a troop, service unit or other area using the online form.

 

Criteria:

The nominee must be a registered Girl Scout adult

The nominee must have completed the required training for the position. (This will be checked)

The nominee must have performed beyond the expectations for the position for which they are being nominated

Additional Information

Names and contact information (full name, email, phone) for three individuals who have reviewed or contributed to the nomination, support the nominee, and are willing to provide any additional information as needed to complete the nomination. They must also agree with the outstanding service of the nominee.

To complete a nomination, use this form: (Add council nomination form)

Once the form is completed and submitted prior to the deadline of February 28, the recognition committee will review the nomination and notify the nominator of the results.

Thanks Badge

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. 

The Thanks Badge recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland for the entire council. Anyone may nominate an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to the success of the council using the online form.

Criteria:

The nominee must be a registered Girl Scout adult

The nominee must have completed the required training for the position. (This will be checked)

The nominee must have performed beyond the expectations for the position for which they are being nominated

Additional Information

Names and contact information (full name, email, phone) for four individuals who have reviewed or contributed to the nomination, support the nominee, and are willing to provide any additional information as needed to complete the nomination. They must also agree with the outstanding service of the nominee.

 

To complete a nomination, use this form

Once the form is completed and submitted prior to the deadline of February 28, the recognition committee will review the nomination and notify the nominator of the results.

Thanks Badge II

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge award recipient who have continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role which resulted in a measurable impact benefiting the entire Girl Scout Movement.

The Thanks II Badge recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service to Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland for the entire council and have already received the Thanks Badge. Anyone may nominate an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to the success of the council using the online form.

Criteria:

The nominee must be a registered Girl Scout adult

The nominee must have completed the required training for the position. (This will be checked)

The nominee must have performed beyond the expectations for the position for which they are being nominated

The nominee will have already received the Thanks Badge.

Additional Information

Names and contact information (full name, email, phone) for four individuals who have reviewed or contributed to the nomination, support the nominee, and are willing to provide any additional information as needed to complete the nomination. They must also agree with the outstanding service of the nominee.

To complete a nomination, use this form

Once the form is completed and submitted prior to the deadline of February 28, the recognition committee will review the nomination and notify the nominator of the results.

The President's Award

The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a service delivery team or committee whose exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout program surpassed team goals and provided an impact towards the council’s overall goals. Use this form to nominate. This form is completed by the service team and membership manager and submitted to the adult recognitions committee prior to the February 28 deadline. 

Once the form is completed and submitted prior to the deadline of February 28, the recognition committee will review the nomination and notify the service team of the results.

Need additional help writing a strong nomination?

Check out the recognitions course on gsLearn titled 238 Recognitions. This course outlines the process for nominating volunteers for council level, service unit level and informal awards.