Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland values all volunteers and recognizes the contributions they make in developing girl leaders. The annual volunteer recognition program is an opportunity for girls, parents, and service units to spotlight the amazing work that volunteers are doing in your community! Nominations are due by February 1, 2014. Any girl, troop, parent, or volunteer can submit a nomination. PDF versions of the nomination forms are found at the bottom of the page if you’d prefer to fill them out that way.
For Girls and Parents -
Any girl or parent can submit a nomination. To recognize a troop leader or co-leader, or any volunteer who works directly with girls, please select the Volunteer of Excellence. For a volunteer who helps with your service unit or with multiple troops, the Appreciation Pin (service in one geographic area) or the Honor Pin (service in two or more geographic areas) may be the best choice. Be sure to provide details and specific examples on your nomination form, so that the recognitions committee can understand how special this volunteer is to you! Click here for the nomination form for Volunteer of Excellence, Appreciation Pin, or Honor Pin.
For Service Units -
Service Units may nominate volunteers for the Volunteer of Excellence, Appreciation Pin, or Honor Pin (above), and may also submit nominations for the highest awards: Thanks Badge I & II (for service affecting the entire council or Girl Scout movement); President’s Award (for a service team or committee); regional awards; or the Juliette Gordon Low Achievement Award (GSKH council award for lasting and continuous dedication to Girl Scouting). These awards require details and additional documentation, and are best submitted by more than one person from the service unit. In addition, service units can request Candle Pins (for first year volunteers who have completed all required learning sessions); Year Pins (designating years in Girl Scouting, beginning with 5 years); and letters or certificates for Girl Scout supporters in your community. Click here for the nomination form for Volunteer of Excellence, Appreciation Pin, or Honor Pin.
Click here for the nomination form for Thanks Badge, Regional Awards, President’s Award, or Juliette Gordon Low Achievement Award.
Click here to request Candle or Year Pins.
Need help getting started? Check out these sample nominations!
DO: provide detailed examples of volunteer service
- “He consistently provides the girls with an exceptional experience at troop meetings by being incredibly prepared, thoughtful in his planning, and thorough.”
- “She is a first year troop leader, but she has such an enthusiasm for Girl Scouts and she is able to convey it to the girls. She literally stood outside the front of the school for the first 2 weeks of school meeting as many of the girls in her grade levels and their parents, introducing herself as the new Brownie leader.”
- “She continued with the program with little help from other volunteers or parents, growing to 30 girls in one year in a single multi-age troop. She now this year has 36 girls and 8 volunteers in 3 troops to work with her. She keeps the Girl Scout name alive in her community.”
DON’T: make vague statements in your nomination
- “She uses the Girl Scout program as it’s supposed to be done.”
- “She has had the same girls in her troop since they were Daisies.”
- “He is a really good leader.”