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Volunteer Recognition

Showing appreciation and love to our volunteers is a must. After all, our volunteers are nothing short of amazing!  Volunteers do it all, working extra hours for Girl Scouts on top of already hectic lives. Girl Scouts would not be Girl Scouts without them.  Let’s shout our love for volunteers loud and proud! 


How Many Nominations?

2 Rising Star Award
Good Guy Award
Volunteer of Excellence
Spirit Award
3 Appreciation Pin
Trefoil Award
4 Honor Pin
Ever-Green Award
Hall of Fame
5 Thanks Badge
Thanks Badge II

Formal Recognitions

GSNYPENN offers a wide assortment of awards to recognize our volunteers; designed to offer something for each unique and amazing volunteer. Check out the Volunteer Recognition Chart to better understand the recognition process, then submit your nomination. It’s easy – follow these steps!

  1. Learn about the awards by reviewing the Volunteer Recognition Chart and watch our quick tutorial video here
  2. Check the past awardee list to see awards your candidate may have already earned
  3. Coordinate who will submit the needed nominations
  4. GSUSA & GSNYPENN Awards - Complete the Volunteer Award Nomination Form

Informal Recognitions

Volunteers deserve to be recognized on every level. Recognitions can take place within your troop meeting, service unit meeting or even bridging ceremony! Here are a few ways to recognize your local volunteers: 

Download the certificate below to show your appreciation to the local organizations and program spaces in your community that help your troop or Juliette throughout the year!

Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition Dinners

Formal awards are presented at our annual springtime dinners. Join us for a lovely meal as we applaud our amazing volunteers, are motivated by our Gold Award Girl Scout speaker and enjoy each other’s company. Seats are reserved for award recipients with additional availability for fellow volunteers. Be sure to register early! 

2023 Dinners: Save the Date! 
We can't wait to celebrate with you! Dates and locations are below, use the link to sign up once registration opens on Wednesday, March 1.

Tuesday, April 18 North Syracuse, NY
Wednesday, April 19Gouverneur, NY
Thursday, April 20New York Mills, NY
Tuesday, April 25Binghamton, NY
Wednesday, April 26Corning, NY
Thursday, April 27Clifton Springs, NY