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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! 


Volunteer of the Month

Help us recognize our amazing volunteers!  Do you know a volunteer who has contributed outstanding service while working with girls or who has contributed outstanding service in support of the council's mission delivery to girl and adult members?  Click the envelope below to say THANK YOU today.  Every month, two lucky volunteers will be highlighted.


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

NYPENN 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
  2. Check the past awardee list to see awards your candidate may have already earned.
  3. Collect the required minimum number of endorsement letters.
  4. GSUSA & GSNYPENN Awards – Complete the Volunteer Award Nomination Form
    Juliette Gordon Low World Friendship Medal – Complete the JGLWFM Nomination Form and Endorsements

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!

Recognition Dinners

Formal awards will be presented at our annual Recognition Dinners.  Come join us for a lovely meal as we applaud our amazing volunteers, are motivated by our Gold Awardee speaker, and enjoy each other’s company.  Seats will be reserved for award recipients with additional availability for fellow volunteers.  Be sure to register early to save your seat! 

Onondaga County - April 20, 2020
Clayton - April 22, 2020
Oneida County - April 23, 2020
Broome County - April 28, 2020
Corning - April 29, 2020
Geneva - April 30, 2020