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Volunteer Awards

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska cherishes our adult members and recognizes the valuable contribution they make in developing girl leaders. Girl Scout Volunteer Awards recognize those who provide exemplary service and go above and beyond the expectations of their position to make a difference for the organization and for girls.

Nominations for the 2018 year are being accepted now!

GSUSA and Spirit of Nebraska Award Descriptions

Years of Volunteer Service Pin
Years of Volunteer Service Pins are given to adult volunteers for their years (in 5-year increments) of service to Girl Scouts.

Friends of Camp Award
The Friends of Camp Award recognizes organizations or individuals who provide outstanding assistance and support to Girl Scout camp properties.

Spirit of Girl Scouting, Community Benefactor Award
The Community Benefactor Award recognizes organizations or individuals who are not Girl Scout members and provide outstanding assistance and support to Girl Scout programming.

Helpful Adult Award
The Helpful Adult Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in a troop pathway. This could include volunteers serving in any role other than troop co-leader.

Volunteer of Excellence Award
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 through use of the national program portfolio or who 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 Unit 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.

Appreciation Pin
The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service, helps reach and surpass the mission-delivery goals of the area.

Honor Pin
The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, 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 award recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the total council or entire Girl Scout Movement.

Carolyn Sloan Spirit of Nebraska Award
The Carolyn Sloan Spirit of Nebraska Award was established in 1980 by the Board of Directors of the then Guiding Star Council to honor the memory of Carolyn, who had been a revered staff member until her untimely death in 1979. Carolyn was totally committed to the council, its volunteers and girls. In 2010, we expanded the scope of the award to include the entire state and honored our first recipient with the renamed “Carolyn Sloan Spirit of Nebraska Award.” This award honors Carolyn’s spirit of love and devotion to all girls.

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Nomination Process

Nominate the Girl Scout volunteer for a Volunteer Award today! Below you will find an easy-to-use guide to help you through the nomination process.

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Nomination Forms

NEW! We now have mobile-friendly digital forms to make the nomination process even easier! The PDF forms are also fillable for your convenience.

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Years of Volunteer Service Pin Application (Digital or PDF)

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Volunteer Recognition Nominination Form (Digital or PDF)

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Volunteer Recognition Endorsement Form (Digital or PDF)

Best of Girl Scouting 

Throughout the month of May you voted, and we are happy to announce the winners of our first Best of Girl Scouting awards!

Congratulations to the 2018 Best of Girl Scouting winners!