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Adult Recognition

Giving and receiving recognition is an important component of the Volunteer Development System in Girl Scouting. A card from the girls, a handmade gift, an e-mail message or a surprise party are ways to say “thank you” to adults in Girl Scouts.

Adult Girl Scouts may also be nominated for Adult Awards throughout the year. This is your chance to shine the spotlight on a volunteer who has made an amazing difference in your life! Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson’s annual volunteer recognition program is an opportunity for girls, parents, and service units to recognize special volunteers in your community who have made the Girl Scout experience fun, positive and available to girls and adults everywhere!

appreciation pin

The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This service, which has had measureable impact on at least one geopgraphic area of service, helps the council reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals for that area.

honor pin

The Honor Pin recognizes an individual's exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measureable impact of two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.

thanks badge


The Thanks Badge
honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measureable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout movement.

thanks badge 2

The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measureable impact that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement. 

volunteer of excellence

The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through the use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girls and adult members.

Connect with your local Service Unit to find out the deadline. Service Unit nominations must be made to council by March 1st of each year. Volunteer Awards will be presented during the Annual Meeting.

Please click here for the information about Adult Volunteer Awards and Recognitions