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Adult Recognition

Girl Scout volunteers ROCK! Every day, our volunteers make fun, friendship, and awesome new experiences possible for girls.

Get info on upcoming and past Volunteer Celebration Events 

Learn about Adult Recognition Awards and nomination process

Volunteer Celebration Events

We celebrate volunteers all year long, but once a year we are honored to bring together all for an appreciation & awards event.

Our 2018 regional celebration dates are confirmed (see below).  Each celebration will feature awards (Girl Scout and council-specific), a regional/council update and more exciting surprises! These events will also be FREE of charge to all volunteers and family members who come to celebrate our award recipients.

Not sure which region you’re in? View our map

Central Region
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2 p.m.

Cleveland University
10850 Lowell Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66210

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East Region
Friday, May 11, 2018

Check-In at 5:30pm
Awards Presentation from 6–8pm 

North Heartland Community Church
4400 NW 88th
Kansas City, Missouri 64154

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West Region
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2 p.m.

Meet and Mingle: 1:30 p.m.
Awards Program: 2-4 p.m.

Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel & Convention Center
420 SE 6th Street
Topeka, KS, 66607

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North Region
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2 p.m.

Ashland United Methodist Church
2711 Ashland Ave.
St Joseph, MO 64506

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If you have a question or need more information about one of these events, please email us.

Adult Recognition Awards Info and Nomination Process

Girl Scout volunteers are valuable assets and deserve to have their time and talents recognized! Most service units have recognition chairs to facilitate service unit and council level awards. If you would like to nominate a volunteer for recognition, please download the procedures and form below:

Council Level Recognition

Each year, our council accepts nominations, a selections committee reviews and recommends the honorees and then we present the awards at our volunteer appreciation event.

Here's the nomination timeline:

  • Sept-Jan: Download and distribute award descriptions and nomination forms
  • Feb: Council Level Award nominations due by Feb 24. Selection committee meets and recommends nominations. Nominators and honorees receive notification.
  • By Apr 1: Nominators may submit additional congratulatory letters and/or cards for awards packets
  • Late Apr/Early June: Volunteer appreciation event occurs

Appreciation Pin Description 
Community Partnership and Corporate Partnership Award
Council Level Award Nomination Form
Honor Pin Description
President's Award (Option 1) Nomination Form
President's Award (Option 2) Nomination Form
President's Award (Options 1 & 2) Descriptions
Thanks Badge Description
Thanks Badge II Description

Service Unit Level Recognition

Most service units host an awards ceremony or gathering to recognize volunteers within its jurisdiction.  Below are the award descriptions, nomination form and other details on nominating a volunteer to receive recognition within the service unit.

Service Unit Community Partnership Award Certificate
Service Unit Community Partnership Award Description
Volunteer of Excellence Award Description
Volunteer of Excellence Nomination Form