National and council awards are a great way to make your fellow volunteers feel appreciated! Know a special someone who has gone above and beyond for Girl Scouts? Then make sure to nominate them for one of the awards listed below.
Please Note: Nominations and Letters of Endorsement are due by June 30 for fall recognition events!
How to Nominate a Volunteer
Complete and submit the online nomination form.
Additional details and full criteria for each award can be found in the National & Council Awards Packet.
|For outstanding service to at least one community.
For outstanding service to two or more communities.
For outstanding service that benefits the entire council or Girl Scout Movement.
|Thanks Badge II
For outstanding service council-wide or beyond having already received the Thanks Badge.
Recognizes a service unit team or group who surpasses team goals to result in a significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals.
Recognizes an organization or business that has developed a council-wide alliance that facilitates Girl Scouting on a significant level.
|Chris Arkley Significant Impact Award
For continued outstanding service for 3 years after receiving the Appreciation Pin.
Dennis Chew Outstanding Fundraiser Award
For promoting and expanding business and community support and contributions to Girl Scouts of Northern California.
For promoting the history of Girl Scouts, through artifact preservation, restoration, sharing and/or by planning and attending heritage events/programs.
Outdoor Trailblazer Award
|For providing outdoor experiences for girls.
|Phyllis Jones Amistad Award
For commitment to diversity and inclusion through significantly increasing the number of diverse Girl Scouts in a troop, service unit, outreach program, or camp over a period of time.
Maud Whalen Continued Exceptional Service Award
For continued exceptional service after receiving the Honor Pin.
|Eleanor L. Thomas Exemplary Leadership Award
For being an exceptional role model for girls and other adults and by having an extraordinarily profound impact on girls' lives through her/his empowerment of those girls.
Ruth Robertson Commitment to Excellence Award
For demonstrating long-term commitment to the Girl Scout organization through at least ten years of service.
|Circle of Empowerment Award
For empowering others to deliver the Girl Scout mission by providing support, guidance, and professional development to other Girl Scout adults.
For Questions, contact Lauren Uda, Associate Director of Volunteer Support, at Luda@gsnorcal.org.