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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! 



Formal Awards Deadline: February 14, 2019

Numeral Guard & Service Pin Request Deadline: Monday April 1, 2019

Volunteer of the Month Deadline: ongoing

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 Endorsements?

1 Rising Star Award
Good Guy Award
Volunteer of Excellence
2 Appreciation Pin
3 Honor Pin
Ever-Green Award
Hall of Fame
4 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. NYPENN Awards – Complete the NYPENN Nomination Form.
    GSUSA Awards – Complete the GSUSA 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.

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! 

Syracuse - April 23, 2019
Geneva - April 24, 2019
Fort Drum - April 25, 2019
Afton - April 30, 2019
Corning - May 1, 2019
Ilion - May 2, 2019