By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
It is soon going to be the time of year again when we hold our volunteer recognition events to honor all of the volunteers who help make Girl Scouting happen around the NYPENN Pathways jurisdiction.
There will be six events held this year at various locations. At the events we award volunteers who have 25 years or more of service to Girl Scouting with year pins and we also take time to award special recognitions to volunteers who have been nominated by their peers for exceptional volunteer service. There are six different awards that can be given to either individuals or service teams of volunteers. There is also an additional award, the Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal, which is awarded by the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors.
Volunteer of Excellence: The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway.
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 measurable impact on one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.
Honor Pin: The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), which has had measurable impact on 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, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout movement.
Thanks Badge II: The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role.
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 Leadership Experience surpassed team goals and resulted in significant, measurable impact toward reaching the council’s overall goals
The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013. Nomination forms and more information about the awards can be found on the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways website.