Volunteer Recognition & Award Recipients


One day, you decided to volunteer with Girl Scouting. As a result, girls are one step closer to blossoming into their true potential. Every day, you’re providing girls the environment they need to pursue the interests, causes and leadership roles that matter most to them. They’re learning from you that there are many paths they can take to make a difference in the world, whether it’s being a scientist, a CEO or a stay-at-home mom. Under your guidance, girls are standing up, standing out and standing tall in every aspect of their lives.

Thousands of volunteers play a critical role in making the Girl Scout vision become a reality. The Girl Scout program would not exist without the countless hours given by troop leaders and assistants, group advisors, troop committees and parents, service teams, and even community volunteers and organizations. These volunteers deserve public recognition for their dedication to girls and the Girl Scout organization. Many go far beyond the expectations of their position. The following honorees have each made a difference in the life of a Girl Scout. With their help, we can all look forward to many more years of Girl Scouting.

The Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes volunteers for their excellent service in delivering Girl Scouting directly, working with girls and volunteers in a troop, camp, or other activity.

The Appreciation Pin recognizes volunteers for their excellent service toward council goals in one geographic area.

The Honor Pin recognizes volunteers for their excellent service toward council goals in two or more geographic areas.

The Thanks Badge honors volunteers for their ongoing service in Girl Scouts which helps the entire council or the overall Girl Scout movement.

The Meierhoff, Fanestil and Wheatbelt Service Regional Awards recognize outstanding service in support of Girl Scouts in specific geographic regions.

The President’s Award is for an entire service delivery team or committee whose support of Girl Scouts leads to a significant impact in reaching council goals.

Click here for more details on how to nominate a volunteer for an award.

Flip through the booklet below to see the honors announced and bestowed during the 2014 Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon & Annual Meeting: