Volunteer Appreciation | Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Volunteer Appreciation

Recognizes superior service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) or in support of council goals that had a measurable impact on one geographic area of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Nominee requirements:

  • Meets the basic criteria for adult awards listed toward the top of the page.
  • Contributed to council goals in at least one geographic area or council initiative.

Nominators must submit an Adult Award Nomination Form (online form) and include two (2) letters of recommendation by November 30.

Examples of possible nominees:

  • A Community Chair whose management of a community or a geographic area has resulted in an increase in membership and/or retention over several years.
  • A volunteer who has served for several years on a Community Team and has exceeded the expectations of the position.

Recognizes exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) or in support of council goals that had a measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Nominee requirements:

  • Meets the basic criteria for adult awards listed toward the top of the page.
  • Contributed to council goals in at least two geographic areas and/or council initiatives.

Nominators must submit an Adult Award Nomination Form (online form) and include three (3) letters of recommendation by November 30.

Examples of possible nominees:

  • A volunteer who has collaborated with a business to implement a program that assists underserved Girl Scouts.
  • A volunteer who implements a day camp, series of events or activities, bringing together girls from neighboring areas.

Recognizes exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) or in support of council goals that had a measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Nominee requirements:

  • Meets the basic criteria for adult awards listed toward the top of the page.
  • Contributed to council goals in two or more geographic areas and/or council initiatives.

Nominators must submit an Adult Award Nomination Form (online form) and include three (3) letters of recommendation by November 30.

Examples of possible nominees:

  • A volunteer who effectively participates in multiple GSSWT committees, events, and meetings in various capacities.
  • A day/twilight camp director whose effective management results in an increase in participation by girls and adults throughout a period of time.

The highest adult award honor in Girl Scouts. Honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service has had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or Girl Scout Movement.

Nominee requirements:

  • Meets the basic criteria for adult awards listed toward the top of the page.
  • The outstanding service performed by the nominee resulted in outcomes that benefitted the total council or the entire Girl Scout movement.
  • Served in a leadership role at the council level in the past four years.
  • The service is so significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate.

Nominators must submit an Adult Award Nomination Form (online form) and include four (4) letters of recommendation by November 30.

Examples of possible nominees:

  • The director of a successful council-wide initiative that results in increased retention of girls and/or adults. This opportunity also results in significant, positive publicity for the council and the entire Girl Scout movement.
  • A volunteer that helps establish a successful collaboration with a local business and/or youth serving agency that results in increased program opportunities for girls in all parts of the council.
  • A volunteer who establishes a new or revised component for the council’s fund development initiatives that surpasses expectations and goals.

Recognizes 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.

Nominee requirements:

  • Meets the basic criteria for adult awards listed toward the top of the page.
  • The nominee has received the Thanks Badge and has continued to provide distinguished service by:
    • Continuing to perform at the same high level for an extended period of time, or increasing their sphere of influence, or using their skills and talents to move into another field that benefits the council.
  • The service benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout movement.
  • The service is outstanding and significantly beyond expectations that no other award is appropriate.

Nominators must submit an Adult Award Nomination Form (online form) and include four (4) letters of recommendation by November 30.

Recognizes volunteers who have performed outstanding service while they partnered directly with girls to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery goals to girl and adult members.

Nominee requirements:

  • Meets the basic criteria for adult awards listed toward the top of the page.
  • The nominee’s performance has gone beyond expectations for the position to deliver the GSLE to girls OR for supporting the council’s mission-delivery goals in one or more of the following functional areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Experience and Support, Girl Experience, Leadership and Governance, Fund Development, and Council Support Service.

Nominators must submit a Volunteer of Excellence Award Nomination Form (online form) and can do so at any time throughout the year. No letter of recommendation is required.

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