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Volunteer Awards/Recognitions

People volunteer for countless reasons, but underneath it all, most volunteers are motivated by the quality of their performance. When volunteers know their time and energy are appreciated and that they are valued by Girl Scouts, they commit themselves to the organization. Volunteers also want to know that their service is helping the greater good, that together we made a difference in girls' lives and, through our mission, made a difference in the world.

Therefore the volunteer recognition is one of the most powerful tools for retaining the invaluable women and men who volunteer for Girl Scouts.

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Please complete the Nomination Form for all awards except the President’s Award and The Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal. All nominations should be accompanied by two additional endorsement letters. If additional endorsement letters are needed the nominating individual will be contacted. 

We offer a webinar that explains volunteer awards and the nomination process. It runs just under 15 minutes—we know your time is precious! The deadline to nominate volunteers for awards is Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Nominations should go to csaxby@gsnypenn.org.

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The Awards

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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: 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, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the entire Girl Scout Movement. 

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. 

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 for that area. 

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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 use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members. 

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. Please download the nomination form here.

The Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal:  The Juliette Low World Friendship Medal is awarded to individuals and councils who have enriched and leveraged the global understanding of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting to grow responsible global citizens. This prestigious national award is approved by the Girl Scouts of the USA National Board of Directors. Download the Nominate an Individual form here. Download the Nominate a Council form here. Download the World Friendship Medal Endorsement Letter cover sheet here.

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Recognition

Volunteer of the Month: Has someone in Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways made a difference to you, your daughter, troop, or service unit?  If yes, please complete the nomination form to recognize the individual who helped make a difference. The outstanding person will receive express recognition. Monthly, we will select one volunteer to be recognized as Volunteer of the Month for NYPENN.

Volunteer of the Month January: Nichole Ector

Volunteer of the Month December: Stephanie Robinson

Volunteer of the Month November: Amy Szewc-McFadden

Volunteer of the Month October: Jackie teRiele

Volunteer of the Month September: Kim Westcott