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Adult Recognition Awards


Council Awards

Council awards show recipients that they are noticed and appreciated. You can participate in thanking and recognizing those adults who make a difference in the lives of girls by nominating someone you know for a council award.

Council awards are presented at the Volunteer Conference and Celebration in August. These awards require a nomination and two endorsements. The official paperwork must be filled out and turned into the service unit recognition chair or volunteer support coordinator. Complete packets are due to our Balboa Campus by April 30.

See our tips on writing nominations.

Click on each award for additional information, award criteria and nomination forms.

  • Appreciation Pin is presented for outstanding service to a service unit or program delivery audience.
    Nomination Download .PDF File |  Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Cookie Award is presented to cookie volunteers for service rendered where the candidate has gone above and beyond their duties to promote the Cookie Program, including increasing sales or providing extraordinary service to volunteers.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Family Award is presented to a family in which two or more members have contributed to Girl Scouting beyond the troop level over a period of time.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Friendship Award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that provide superior service, contributions or assistance to Girl Scouts San Diego.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Honor Pin is presented for outstanding service to two or more service unit areas or program delivery audiences.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Membership Numeral Guards & Years of Service Recognitions recognize registered adult members for years of active volunteer service at five-year intervals, starting at five years. Members can purchase pins at council stores. For years 15 and above, council provides pins free of charge. Members simply need to fill out the form.
  • Presidents Award Application recognizes top-performing service units that have achieved the council's goals during the membership year.
  • SHARE Award recognizes an adult who has made a significant impact on the organization's success through volunteer service and strong leadership in building awareness and support for SHARE.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Thanks Badge is the highest honor an adult can receive. The candidate has provided truly outstanding service that has benefited the entire council and furthers the council's overall mission and goals.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Thanks Badge II is presented to candidates who have already received the Thanks Badge and have continued to provide outstanding service at the council level.
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File 
  • Volunteer of Excellence Award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering with girls in any pathway or in support of our council's mission delivery (i.e. behind the scenes service).
    Nomination Download .PDF File | Endorsement Download .PDF File

Service Unit Awards

Service unit awards are a way to recognize your local leaders and community partners. They are presented at the service unit’s end-of-year recognitions event.

Submit all nomination paperwork to your service unit recognitions chair for processing before the event. Ask her or him for specific deadlines.

Awards of Distinction recognize adult volunteers who have completed appropriate training and carried out the duties and responsibilities for their position.